Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Vital

No matter what size your business is, it is important to think about the environment you do business in and the duty of care you have towards it. Corporate social responsibility is the conscience of a business – the pledge to protect the lives and the livelihoods of the wider community in which the business operates. It may sound cynical but it is also vital that your business is not only doing the right thing but that it is seen to be doing the right thing. In these times of corporate … [Read more...]

Workers Memorial Day celebrated April 28 th!

Workers Memorial Day 2013 April 28, 2013   “PRAY FOR THE DEAD AND FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR THE LIVING” Workers Memorial Day is a commemoration day that is celebrated in the U.S and abroad each year on April 28th. It is meant to remember those who have been killed or left disabled as a result of an injury suffered at work. It’s an opportunity to recognize the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and bring greater awareness to safety campaigns and legislation. Fallen But Not … [Read more...]

(SAI) : World’s Preeminent Social Standards SA8000

Social Accountability International — Human Rights at Work   Social Accountability International (SAI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, standards setting organization whose mission is to advance the human rights of workers around the world. SAI established one of the world’s preeminent social standards—SA8000— a recognized benchmark among the voluntary codes and standards initiatives that employers— including well known brands— use to measure their own performance and responsibly … [Read more...]

(SAI) : World's Preeminent Social Standards SA8000

Social Accountability International — Human Rights at Work   Social Accountability International (SAI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, standards setting organization whose mission is to advance the human rights of workers around the world. SAI established one of the world’s preeminent social standards—SA8000— a recognized benchmark among the voluntary codes and standards initiatives that employers— including well known brands— use to measure their own performance and responsibly … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Grandma and Goliath

    Grandma and Goliath         Grandmother Takes on Oil Giant ...   Recently I read what can only be called a modern day David and Goliath story. The two contenders are an Ecuadorean grandmother whose modest home sits near marshes that are clogged with sticky oil for decades and Chevron. Maria Aguinda helped to bring a landmark judgment against Chevron for polluting the rain forest which she calls home. She spoke out against the US oil giant after it was fined $9.5 billion, among the … [Read more...]

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