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Reports Archives April 2008

April 28, 2008

Word from the Street: Toxicity & Health

This brief includes a framework companies can use to evaluate their level of risk exposure to issues surrounding toxicity and health in order to respond to the growing community of institutional investors, investment advisers and investors who have incorporated environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into their investment decision-making. Read more 

Download  Topics: Environment, Financial Services, Investor Perspective, Toxicity & Product Design

April 28, 2008

Water Management in China’s Apparel and Textile Factories

This report summarizes the activities and findings of the first phase of the Water Quality Initiative in China. A joint effort by Business for Social Responsibility and the Center for Water Research at Peking University, the Initiative has two expected outcomes: 1) improvements in water quality management and water use in apparel factories (textile manufacturers, dye houses and laundries/washing facilities); and 2) decreased water risk in the China-based supply chains for global apparel companies and retailers. Read more 

Download  Topics: Environment, Supply Chain, Water

April 9, 2008

April 1, 2008

Eco-Promising: Communicating the Environmental Credentials of Your Products and Services

This business briefing is intended to help managers in consumer- facing companies to communicate the environmental credentials of products honestly and convincingly. We examine why businesses are increasingly using environmental messaging on products, how different formats (such as eco-labels) have developed, and the risks and challenges associated with making environmental claims. Read more 

Download  Topics: Consumer Products, Economic Development, Environment, Governance & Accountability, Reporting & Communications, Sustainable Consumption

April 1, 2008

The Evolution of a Global Water Stewardship Program at The Coca-Cola Company

This report explores the role of the private sector in responsible management of global water resources by providing an overview of the development and implementation of The Coca-Cola Company’s (TCCC) global water stewardship program. By summarizing the journey of TCCC over five years, this report aims to demonstrate how companies can be proactively involved in water management along their supply chains and within the walls of their own facilities. This report profiles one company’s experience in advancing an integrated water strategy throughout its global operations and across the many networks in which it participates. It provides a brief review of the parameters of TCCC’s commitments and highlights the complexity of true water stewardship. Read more 

Download  Topics: Environment, Food, Beverage & Agriculture, Water

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