Working Groups Overview
BSR leads or participates in a range of working groups and collaborative initiatives to address global sustainability challenges faced by companies today.
These forums for engagement meet regularly and allow unique opportunities for competing companies and their stakeholders to work together to maximize their sustainability impact and develop leading-edge, industry-wide solutions.
Bettercoal is a global, not-for-profit initiative established by a group of major utilities to promote the continuous improvement of corporate responsibility in the coal supply chain.
The Clean Cargo Working Group is a global business-to-business initiative made up of leading cargo carriers and their customers, dedicated to environmental performance improvement in marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting.
This group focuses on emerging risks and opportunities associated with corporate reliance on, impact to, and revenue opportunities from ecosystem services and environmental markets.
With world energy consumption set to rise by around 40 percent between 2012 and 2030, our energy system is changing fundamentally, making companies’ decisions about fuel more complex and important than ever before.
The Health Care Working Group is a well-established forum (since 1999) for companies to come together to discuss corporate responsibility issues faced by the sector. Key issues tackled by the working group include access to health, human rights, country-level/localization of CSR, CR reporting, evolving CSR trends/regulations and more. In 2012, a primary focus of the group will be on developing an agreed set of guiding principles around access to health. The group currently includes 11 leading health care companies.
The Licensing Working Group brought together licensors and licensees to develop tools and resources to help the industry uphold social and environmental standards, address the root causes behind non-compliance, and ensure that compliance is managed systematically across the entire licensing supply chain.
Bribery and corruption regulation is ever-tightening. Additionally, stakeholders expect companies to play a significant role in addressing the root causes of corruption. Are you confident that your business risks are well-managed and that you are participating in real efforts to confront systemic issues throughout your global supply chain?
A forum of ten leading apparel and retail companies that work in partnership with their strategic suppliers to jointly achieve fair, safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly working conditions.
The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a group of major pharmaceutical companies who share a vision of better social, economic and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Many companies have started to manage carbon in their supply chains, typically as part of a broader value chain (Scope 3) climate strategy. However, most are finding that going beyond asking suppliers for information to leading them to actually reduce emissions is challenging.
The objectives of the SLWG are to discuss common environmental, social, and governance challenges facing the luxury sector, and to promote transparency, knowledge sharing, and collaboration across common global supply chains.
The Sustainable Water Group is dedicated to responsible practices around water use and wastewater discharge in global textile and apparel supply chains.