Communications & Reporting

A case study of a different approach to CSR reporting: BAM Nuttall

Mallen Baker, (Nov 19, 2009)

Mallen Baker looks at how companies can be more original and engaging in corporate responsibility reporting. Supposing you put to one side the rules about how you're supposed to produce a CSR or sustainability report. Supposing you started with almost a blank page and focused on what might make the people you most want to communicate with actually read your report. What would that look

China column – Bye-bye backhanders

Paul French, (Nov 11, 2009)

China’s initiative on removing corruption in tendering for public contracts are a victory for transparency, says Paul French, China editor

Ecomafia – Dirty business

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 11, 2009)

Organised criminals are exploiting lucrative waste disposal markets, with serious environmental consequences

Are global CSR leaders failing to use the web effectively?

Mallen Baker, (Nov 10, 2009)

A new report has suggested that global leaders in sustainability are failing to make the most of the potential of the web for their CSR reporting and general communications. Mallen Baker considers the report's findings and implications

GE 2008 Citizenship Report – Resetting reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 9, 2009)

GE’s reporting remains ahead of the game

Corporate responsibility – Embedding ethics

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Nov 4, 2009)

The secret to taking corporate responsibility seriously is making it part of normal business for all departments and functions

Coca-Cola Enterprises: 2008 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report – Getting a taste for it

Kyle Whitaker, (Nov 4, 2009)

The bottler of Coca-Cola’s brands demonstrates reporting fizz

Letter from America – Hit business reset

Peter Knight, (Nov 3, 2009)

It would be nice to believe the economic crisis had jolted business into better ways of thinking, but there is plenty of evidence that silliness still abounds, says Peter Knight

Greenwasher – November 2009

"Greenwasher", (Nov 3, 2009)

This month Greenwasher considers types of corporate responsibility managers, pressure on astroturfing and shifts towards sustainability as core business

Coffee: UK coffee houses – Brewing a better café culture

Oliver Balch, (Nov 3, 2009)

UK consumers love their caffeine kick, but are coffee accreditation and certification programmes giving small producers a boost?

Starbucks: Darcy Willson-Rymer – Shouting about ethical connections

Oliver Balch, (Nov 3, 2009)

Starbucks’ UK head is proud of the company’s credentials and wants to spread the word

Tuna fishing – Net decline

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 3, 2009)

Tuna – the sandwich shop staple – has become a poster-fish for the rampant over-exploitation of the oceans. Can the destructive trends be reversed?

Nestle, British American Tobacco, Shell and AWE to join 100+ other multinationals to discuss their CR and sustainability reporting and communications in London in November

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 29, 2009)

On the 25th and 26th November, the Regent’s Park Marriott hotel will play host to the largest meeting of multinational companies in 2010 discussing CR/sustainability reporting and communications.

Sustainability news roundup – October 2009

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 29, 2009)

Moves from Trafigura, Shell, Vattenfall, Total and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Carbon labels – Engaging customers with reporting nuggets

Mallen Baker, (Oct 29, 2009)

There are flaws with carbon labelling, but it’s a way of getting a clear message on a company’s sustainability efforts into the hands of the consumer

CSR for corporate communications - A how-to guide is now available

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 28, 2009)

A recent report from Ethical Corporation includes a detailed section on what corporate responsibility means for communication professionals

Analysis: sovereign funds – Northern light

Eric Marx, (Oct 27, 2009)

Norway’s huge sovereign wealth fund could influence global sustainability practices with its new investment guidelines

Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace – Sorting the good from the trees

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 27, 2009)

Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace have gone from combatants to collaborators and it could pave the way for improving the behaviour of other consumer goods titans

Mind the gap. Top companies reveal how they embed corporate responsibility across their businesses

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 25, 2009)

In a new report, global brands discuss how they have put responsible business in the heart of their organisations, department by department

Ikea Sustainability Report 2008 – Flat and sparsely furnished

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 20, 2009)

For a company that sets out its sustainability stall so well on the surface, Ikea’s reporting needs to go much deeper