Report on CR and Sustainability (#2)5 min read

Apr 23, 2012 5 min

Report on CR and Sustainability (#2)5 min read

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L’Oréal 2011 Sustainable Development Report

LorealL’Oréal, world leader in Beauty, has published its 2011 Sustainable Development Report in the form of a printable summary and an integrated section in the corporate website. This section presents the commitments and updated initiatives of L’Oréal, its brands and affiliates worldwide towards sustainable development. It includes GRI-based data sheets certified at the B+ Application Level.

McDonald’s Unveils Sustainable Practices

mcdonaldsReusing air conditioning condensation to water plants and clean. Repurposing advertising banners into fashionable tote bags. Recycling used cooking oil to power generators at a hospital. Today, McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) celebrates these and dozens more examples of passion and innovation in the 2012 Global Best of Green report.

Best of Green is a collection of best practices that focus on the environment and provide tangible positive impact for the company’s business and brand. The report illustrates progress in eight categories — energy, packaging, anti-littering, recycling, logistics, communications, green building, and greening the workplace.

Vote for the Guardian Sustainable Business Leader of the Year 2012

Paul Polman

We voted for Paul Polman CEO, Unilever

Read how John Sauven (CEO of Greenpeace) makes the case for Paul:

Paul is one of the leaders of a small but growing band of progressive companies that believe humanity is heading for disaster unless politicians, companies and civil society join forces to respond to the challenges of social injustice, climate change, resource scarcity, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. Paul has driven the sustainability agenda through Unilever via the Sustainable Living Plan and campaigned for it outside the business via the Consumer Goods Forum, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and the World Economic Forum.

Nestlé’s 2011 Creating Shared Value Report receives GRI A+ rating

nestleNestlé has just released its Global Creating Shared Value Report, outlining progress and challenges in the company’s key focus areas of nutrition, water and rural development, as well as performance in environmental sustainability and compliance.

This year Nestlé has reported to GRI A+ level and are pleased to be the first global food company to do so for its global report.

RBS Reveals Environmental Goals, Aims to Cut £200m by 2020

rbsRoyal Bank of Scotland has revealed environmental goals that it hopes will cut £200 million ($318 million) from its costs by 2020. This is the first time RBS has published its environmental targets, although they have previously been used internally, The Scotsman reports.

The bank is aiming to cut the CO2 emitted as a result of staff travel by 50 per cent by 2020, compared with 2011 levels, and to halve the amount a paper used in its offices and branches by 2020. The goals cover its worldwide operations.

The Rompetrol Group provides grants for projects in health and environmental

rompetrolThe Rompetrol Group launches the fourth edition of the national program of social responsibility “Together for Everyone” for the development of local communities.

Thus, NGOs, local authorities, initiative groups or individuals have the opportunity to enroll in the period 2 April to 20 May 2012 projects in environmental health or to access grants to develop local communities. Projects may be submitted on the website program.

During 2009 – 2011, 800 projects were submitted under the “Together for Everyone”, and 55 local communities have received funding for their projects nationwide. TRG budget for project implementation has exceeded 700,000 euros.

Mrs. Dr. Simona Marinescu – director at UN / UNDP

undpWe are glad to announce the appointment of Mrs. Dr. Simona Marinescu as Managing Director of the International Center UN / UNDP to attract private sector financing and implementing development programs, based in Istanbul.

The UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) has been established in March 2011 as a result of a Partnership Framework Agreement signed between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Siemens Sustainable Community Awards

SiemensThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation today announced the nine communities that have been selected as finalists for the fifth annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. The finalists from across the country represent outstanding communities dedicated to improving their overall sustainability through impactful environmental, economic, and social solutions.

“American communities are hotbeds of social and environmental innovation,” said BCLC Founder and Executive Director Stephen Jordan. “We received applications from 40 states across the country for this year’s Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. The nine finalists who have made it this far deserve a lot of credit for their accomplishments and the positive impact they have had.”

Heineken Starts Online Search for Green Beer Packaging

heinekenHeineken has become the latest company to launch an online open innovation platform, as it seeks ideas to help green up its products.

The first challenge set by the company’s Ideas Brewery is for innovators to submit their ideas for sustainable beer packaging. In particular the company is looking for re-use or recycling of beer packaging; new, sustainable packaging materials; and new ways to distribute or transport the packaging in a more sustainable manner.

Ideas will be assessed on the criteria of “innovativeness,” feasibility, and number of votes from the online audience, Heineken says. The best ideas will win $10,000. Ideas need to be submitted by May 8, and the winners will be announced in June.

Henkel Recognized as One of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies”

HENKELFor the fifth year in a row, Henkel has been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the U.S. Ethisphere Institute. This honor recognizes Henkel’s ethical approach to corporate governance and its commitment to sustainable development.

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