Air Emissions Control in supply chain (SAC)

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis had an impact on almost every aspect of how energy is produced, supplied, and consumed around the world. It defined energy and emissions trends in 2020, driving down fossil fuel consumption. As stated by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the decline in CO2 emissions from oil use in…

Establishing environmental targets as a company

The environmental crisis now stands as a key factor determining economic growth in most industries. The main goal of internal environmental policies is to improve the perceived outcomes, driven by the pursuit of objectives of broader wellbeing and ensuring sustainable growth. However, there are still some fields in which it is perceived that stricter environmental…

Modern slavery

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are currently over 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, one in four of them children, and nearly 25 million in forced labour, suggesting the sheer scale of the problem. The issue does not discriminate gender, race or age. It can affect anyone and no supply chain…

Reverse Logistics as an ally in sustainability

In today’s world, companies work day to day in product development to encourage more sales; once discarded, these products most likely become waste. Reverse logistics is the process of collecting this material and returning it to its source for its recovery and further use. This can be done in innovative ways that bring economic, environmental…

SUSTAINABILITY AND TALENT MANAGEMENT

It is a well-known fact that a company’s performance can be improved by hiring the right talent for their business, and while talent recruitment can be expensive, talent retention is what most companies should start to invest in. Being a responsible, sustainable business can be a rather attractive asset for young professionals serving as motivation…

SUSTAINABILITY AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, interact and consume. As a result, people worldwide have been opting out from in-store purchasing and switched into remote, virtual, alternatives as an attempt to maintain social distancing, therefore reinforcing the importance of building a brand presence online, as it has never been…

What is a social scheme/standard?

The Social Standard connects brands with top social talent on emerging platforms (Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope & Facebook Book Live). Their influencers are content creators, personalities and story tellers with one common thread, highly engaged audiences. Social compliance refers to a continuous process in which organisations endeavour to protect the health, safety, and rights of their employees, the community and environment…

Benefits of having a social audit

Benefits of having a social audit.     Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is commonly mistaken with corporate philanthropy: companies making contributions, or charity gifts to organizations around them. However, this does not capture the breadth of activities that are included in the spectrum of CSR activities.   Another popular area of the CSR spectrum is community engagement,…