BSR logo

Case Studies iconCase Studies


Microsoft: Embedding Human Rights Across a Global Technology Company

November 2014

Microsoft: Embedding Human Rights Across a Global Technology Company

BSR helped Microsoft develop a global human rights strategy that ensures human rights are considered in all major business decisions.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

Read More


November 2014

Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Chinese Supply Chains

Over the past few years, BSR has helped dozens of companies improve supply chain greenhouse gas performance in China through a portfolio of initiatives.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

Read More


Clean Cargo Working Group: Measuring and Improving the Environmental Performance of Ocean Shipping

November 2014

Clean Cargo Working Group: Measuring and Improving the Environmental Performance of Ocean Shipping

BSR's Clean Cargo Working Group, founded 10 years ago, now works with 85 percent of the container ship industry to report on and improve the environmental performance of ocean shipping.

#Clean Cargo Working Group #Environment #Supply Chain

Read More


November 2014

Global Network Initiative: Protecting Human Rights in the Digital Age

Since its formation in 2008, the Global Network Initiative has created standards on freedom of expression and privacy that have been implemented by the major internet and telecommunications companies, which reach a total of more than 2 billion users.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

Read More


November 2014

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition: 10 Years of Impact in the Electronics Supply Chain

Since its founding at the BSR Conference 10 years ago, the EICC has grown from a handful companies to nearly 100 businesses representing more than US$2.6 trillion in revenues, and its influential code of conduct is the information and communications technology industry's standard for practices related to ethics, labor, health, safety, and the environment.

#Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

Read More


November 2014

Sanofi: Using Materiality to Build a Strong, Focused CSR Strategy

Through a robust process that engaged more than 100 stakeholders, Sanofi was able to cut its list of priority CSR issues in half and focus on the most relevant topics to create value for the company and stakeholders, especially patients.

#Healthcare #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

Read More


August 2014

Procurement of Display Units as an Opportunity for Improved Sustainability in Stores

Best Buy has more than 1,000 stores in the United States, all of which have many in-store displays. In 2012, the company partnered with the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) to explore ways to improve its procurement process for displays and define the criteria for making them more sustainable in the future.

#Circular Economy #Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

Read More


August 2014

Improving the Lifecycle Energy Impacts of Notebook Computers in the Production Phase

Dell wanted to improve the lifecycle sustainability impacts of its notebook computers. Through its own work gathering lifecycle data from suppliers, as well as involvement in collaborative initiatives, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s PAIA (Product Attribute to Impact Algorithm) and The Sustainability Consortium, Dell had already identified the hot spots and other critical impacts that must be addressed to substantially improve the sustainability of notebooks.

#Information and Communications Technology #Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

Read More


August 2014

Purchasing Higher Quality Paint to Save Cost and Make the Case for Sustainability

Of the 5,200 buildings Telenor Real Estate maintains in Norway, most are small buildings made to house technical equipment. For this reason, most of them are situated on islands, along coastlines, on mountaintops, and in other areas with harsh weather.

#Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

Read More


July 2013

Vodafone: Respecting Human Rights in the Digital World

Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator, engaged BSR to help align its human rights strategy with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

Read More