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Continental presents Sustainability FactSheet

Sustainable management and corporate social responsibility are among Continental’s fundamental values. Both reinforce the culture of solidarity while simultaneously contributing to forward-looking and values-based corporate management. As a signatory of the Global Compact of the United Nations, we support its ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. Click here for the Sustainability FactSheet.

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Business Training Course “Advancing your Due Diligence Approach through Stakeholder Engagement”

This training course equips participants with skills to advance their human rights due diligence approach through stakeholder engagement. Participants learn how to identify affected groups and stakeholder representatives, how to find an appropriate approach for their consultation and how to establish this complex and sensitive process in the company.

Coaching “Respecting Human Rights … But how?”

The two day course provides hands on information for companies on how to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It enables participants to identify potential impacts of business on human rights and to successfully integrate the due diligence approach into company`s management system.

Call for Papers: EBEN Annual Conference 2014

The German Network for Business Ethics (DNWE) is organising the annual conference for its European umbrella organisation (The European Business Ethics Network – EBEN). The conference will take place in Berlin from 12-14 June 2014; at the same time the DNWE will hold its annual meeting. Cooperation partner and venue of the event is ESMT European School of Management and Technology, located in the former headquarters of State Council of the GDR.

MARKS & SPENCER cooperates with CSR Company International

CSR Company International takes the lead in implementing MARKS & SPENCER’s Sustainability Management Framework Project. ISO 26000 is their tool of choice to achieve the goals for sustainable supply chain management as set in Plan A.

Corporate Responsibility in Europe: Government Involvement in Sector-specific Initiatives

The sector-specific approach to Corporate Responsibility (CR) has attracted little attention so far, although the industrial sector is a key variable in any company’s economic environment. Therefore, this book introduces sector-specific CR as a way to increase the success and impact of business engagement.

Social Marketplaces go international – New website launched

Berlin (csr-service) - Cross sector cooperations of business-, civil society and government increasingly proof to be promising pathways towards innovative solutions to solve social challenges and to shape sustainable communities. As a breeding ground to spread shared responsibility Social Marketplaces provide an easy to step

Better Storytelling Means More Value

Greenwashing is a big problem in CSR. But so is boring communication.

Scaling up to global levels employer-led CO2 and energy reduction measures by employees

The ultimate goal of the European Climate-KIC innovation project 'Off4Firms' is to scale up efforts in individual companies to global corporations as well as SMEs across Europe. For this a new business unit is being created at South Pole Carbon.

New Study of the Bertelsmann Stiftung: Fostering Corporate Responsibility through Self- and Co-regulation

The study introduces sector-specific corporate responsibility initiatives with government involvement as forms of self- and co-regulation and complements to traditional governance. It highlights sector-specific initiatives as an appropriate response to the governance challenges to sustainable development and presents five success factors for good performance for setting-up and managing of such initiatives.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? This video clip tries to give competent but also entertaining answers to this question. The video is part of series "in a little green bag" at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

The future of CSR? 5th International Conference in Berlin

What is the future of Corporate Social Responsibility? More than 500 CSR practitioners, scholars, business executives, consultants, students, politicians and NGO representatives from 50 countries gathered at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin last weekend to discuss this open question at the 5th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility – and came up with a wide range of answers, but no single solution.

‘A Strategy for the Commons’ – New publication by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the UN Global Compact

The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Global Compact Office of the UN collaborated on a study entitled 'A Strategy for the Commons. Business-driven Networks for Collective Action and Policy Dialogue – the Example of the Global Compact Local Networks'

Rio+20: Business Models for Small-Scale Farmers and Solutions for Big Cities among the Innovations Put Forward at Private Sector Track to Rio+20

(Rio de Janeiro) – New ways to bring energy, light and water to the world´s rapidly expanding cities, and possibilities for small-scale farmers to emerge from poverty and feed the world´s growing population, emerged from the third day of the private sector track to the Rio

Rio+20: UN Global Compact and The Rockefeller Foundation Announce A Framework for Action on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing

New Model Designed to Scale Up Global Social Enterprise Movement  Across Key Sectors – Food, Water, Energy, Health  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – A new Framework for Action launched today offers investors, large corporations and Governments a valuable resource for engaging with and supporting an escalating global

Rio+20: 300 Leading Business School and University Representatives Worldwide Agree on a Roadmap for Responsible Management Education

(Rio de Janeiro) – A series of measures to inject sustainability principles into management and business school curricula were announced today at the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Outcomes of the Third Global Forum for Responsible Management Education include: Comprehensive Anti-Corruption Guidelines for Curriculum

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Siemens Sustainability Report 2009


General Assembly Reaffirms Critical Role of Private Sector in Advancing the Millennium Development Goals
Siemens published its new Sustainability Report 2009 here. The report makes it clear: For Siemens, sustainability is the path to profitable growth and long-term value creation. To achieve these goals, the company is intensifying its efforts in various areas: innovation,

csr-reporting.net closing a gap on sustainability information >>
The future of green >>
CR expert and author, Deborah Leipziger, to lead Human Rights Solutions Forum research in the Americas >>
The Concept and Business Case of Sustainability >>
Siemens Sustainability Report 2008 published >>
(New York) – At the conclusion of its High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG Summit), the UN General Assembly stressed the critical role of the private sector for development and called on businesses everywhere to contribute to

UN Secretary-General Urges Business to Embrace “Development Compact” for the Millennium Development Goals >>
CEO Water Mandate Convenes Special Session in Stockholm >>
Emerging Markets Take the Lead in Promoting Sustainable Stock Exchanges >>
Governments Renew Support for the Global Compact >>
Global Compact Encourages Business Contribution to Humanitarian Efforts in Pakistan >>



Report Urges New Approach to Valuing Businesses

Barcelona, 22 Sept – For many years there have been inconclusive attempts to prove that improved environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance positively affects overall business performance. Now a new report from a European research team proposes that companies

Hewitt Best Employers in Canada Study 2010 >>
How aware do you live your life? >>
EABIS Annual Colloquium – CR and Sustainability: Leadership and Organisational Change >>
BSR 2006 Conference >>


New Issue of Business & Society Review (115/4)


Business Training Course “Advancing your Due Diligence Approach through Stakeholder Engagement”

The recent issue of Business & Society Review (115/4) contains: The World Guide to CSR: A Country-by-Country Analysis of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility - Edited by Wayne Visser and Nick Tolhurst, by Moskowitz, M. , in: Business & Society Review, volume

New issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship (volume 38) >>
New Issue of Business Ethics Quarterly (20/4) >>
New issue of Business & Society Review (volume 115/3) >>
Global Standards: Between Regulation, Normativity, and Rhetoric (Call for Papers) >>
This training course equips participants with skills to advance their human rights due diligence approach through stakeholder engagement. Participants learn how to identify affected groups and stakeholder representatives, how to find an appropriate approach for their consultation and how to establish this complex and sensitive process in the company.
Coaching “Respecting Human Rights … But how?” >>
Call for Papers: EBEN Annual Conference 2014 >>
Congress on Experiential Learning >>
Workshop: Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal >>
Workshop on CSR Regulation and Global Governance >>

You are reading the English news section on CSR NEWS. Read our German news here. >>


Love it or hate it, the Ice Bucket Challenge is good for charity
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been mind-blogglingly successful, raising tens of millions of dollars and becoming a bona fide internet

Love it or hate it, the Ice Bucket Challenge is good for charity
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been mind-blogglingly successful, raising tens of millions of dollars and becoming a bona fide internet

Is it Possible for a Corporation to be Patriotic?
What makes a Canadian company Canadian? What is it that makes an American company definitively all-American? Is it a matter

Commercial airlines negotiating the ethics of flying in, and over, conflict zones
Tel Aviv is not a place for the faint of heart to fly into, these days. Should Canadian and American

Facebook’s Study Did No Wrong
It came to light recently that Facebook, in collaboration with some researchers at Cornell University, had conducted a research study


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Samsung weist Vorwurf der Kinderarbeit bei Zulieferer zurück
Seoul (afp) - Der südkoreanische Elektronikkonzern Samsung hat Vorwürfe der Kinderarbeit bei einem seiner Zulieferer in China zurückgewiesen. In der Fabrik von HEG Technology in Huizhou seien weder Minderjährige noch Studenten tätig, schrieb das Unternehmen mit Verweis auf eine kürzlich erfolgte Prüfung am Freitag in einer E-Mail an die Nachrichtenagentur

Aldi nimmt Kinderbuch von Roald Dahl wegen Schimpfworts aus Regalen
Sydney (afp) - Wegen Kundenprotesten gegen das Wort "Schlampe" in einem 32 Jahre alten Kinderbuch hat Aldi Australien den Klassiker "Revolting Rhymes" von Roald Dahl aus den Regalen genommen. "Eine begrenzte Anzahl" von Kunden habe an dem Schimpfwort Anstoß genommen und die Supermarktkette zu einem Verkaufsstopp bewegt, teilte der Konzern

NABU-Kreuzfahrtranking 2014: AIDA-Schiffe holen auf
Hamburg (csr-news) > Es geht voran, aber an Aufatmen ist noch nicht zu denken, so könnte man das diesjährige NABU-Kreuzfahrtranking zusammenfassen. 28 Schiffsneubauten, die für den europäischen Kreuzfahrtmarkt im Zeitraum 2014 bis 2019 gebaut werden, standen auf dem Prüfstand. Bewertet wurde die Umweltfreundlichkeit eines Schiffes anhand des verwendeten Kraftstoffs sowie

Symposium zur nachhaltigen Beschaffung von fair und ökologisch hergestellten Textilien
Essen (csr-news) - Unter dem Motto „Think Green and Act Fair“ findet am 1. Oktober im Rahmen der Initiative „KlimaExpo.NRW" ein Symposium zur nachhaltigen Beschaffung von fair und ökologisch hergestellten Textilien statt. Das Symposium wird vom neu gegründeten Verein MaxTex veranstaltet, der sich für nachhaltige Produkte bei der Herstellung von

Arbeitsbedingungen in der IT-Industrie: Fortschritte aber auch weiterhin Probleme
Stockholm (csr-news) > Zahlreiche Hardware-Hersteller der Informationstechnologie kennzeichnen ihre Produkte als TCO Certified, der unabhängigen Nachhaltigkeitszertifizierung für IT-Produkte. Alle drei Jahre werden die Unternehmen erneut überprüft, bevor das Zertifikat verlängert wird. Die Kriterien wurden erstmals im Jahr 2009 eingeführt und 2012 erweitert. Sie konzentrieren sich auf die Einhaltung der Kernabkommen

Logistikachse Ems ruft Unternehmen auf, nachhaltige Projekte zu melden
Emden (csr-news) > Zu dem Thema „Nachhaltigkeit in der Logistik“ will die Logistikache Ems eine Broschüre herausgeben, bei der unter anderem „nachhaltige Best-Practice-Beispiele aus den Unternehmen präsentiert werden. Unternehmen aus der Region können nun ihre Projekte und Maßnahmen einreichen. „Wir wollen mit dem Printwerk dazu beitragen, dass sich der Gedanke nachhaltigen

Indiens Regierung verspricht Millionen Bürgern Bankkonten
Neu Delhi (afp) - Indiens Regierungschef Narendra Modi will Millionen Menschen seines Landes mit einem Konto ausstatten. Fast sieben Jahrzehnte nach der Unabhängigkeit verfügten "68 Prozent der Bevölkerung immer noch über kein Bankkonto", sagte Modi am Donnerstag. Bis Mitte Januar sollten deshalb 75 Millionen Menschen Zugang zu einem Bankkonto erhalten.

Unternehmenschefs streiten für und gegen unabhängiges Schottland
London (afp) - Vor dem Referendum über eine Unabhängigkeit Schottlands von Großbritannien haben sich 200 schottische Unternehmenschefs in einem offenen Brief für die Eigenständigkeit ausgesprochen. Ein unabhängiges Schottland wäre besser für die Unternehmen, argumentierten die Geschäftsleute in dem Brief, der am Donnerstag in der Tageszeitung "The Herald" erschien. Im Gegensatz

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