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Reports Archives September 2010

September 28, 2010

Sustainability Trends in the Container Shipping Industry

Angie Farrag-Thibault, Associate Director, Transport and Logistics; Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa

This report—based on more than 30 interviews with the international container shipping industry’s biggest customers and stakeholders—provides a summary of the industry's key sustainability challenges and explores how leading companies can turn these potential business risks into opportunities to develop new services, improve operating models, and deepen customer loyalty. Read more 

Download  Topics: Consumer Products, Supply Chain, Transport & Logistics

September 28, 2010

Preparing for the Unpredictable: Lessons on Adapting to Climate Change

Ryan Schuchard, Associate Director, Climate Change

In the absence of accurate predictions of climate change impacts, there are four ways to prepare your business: develop climate change literacy, identify plausible impacts, evaluate priorities, and build resilience. Read more 

Download  Topics: Climate Change

September 28, 2010

Migrant Worker Management Toolkit: A Global Framework

This management tool for multinational companies and employers provides guidance on how to better manage migrant worker issues, from managing risks to better protecting migrant workers’ rights. Read more 

Download  Topics: Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, Human Rights, Strategy & Integration, Supply Chain

September 28, 2010

Good Practice Guide: Global Migration

This report provides policy guidance on all key international labor migration areas for international companies, employers, and contractors. This collection of what BSR considers “good practice” is not an auditable standard and is not a substitute for company codes of conduct. This document will evolve as the dialogue on international labor migration evolves. Read more 

Download  Topics: Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, Human Rights, Labor Migration, Strategy & Integration

September 27, 2010

A Study on the Labor Shortage and Employment Guidelines for Manufacturers in China

BSR's new study (commissioned by Primark) investigates the root causes of China's labor shortage in the manufacturing sector and provides recommendations for how companies and suppliers can improve worker recruitment and retention and strengthen loyalty and morale Read more 

Download  Topics: Supply Chain

September 21, 2010

Building Strategic Philanthropy in China

As China experiences a rapid growth in philanthropy, both companies and NGOs can benefit by forming strategic partnerships. Read more 

Download  Topics: Strategy & Integration

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