The majority of these links were gleaned from the backs of the textbook chapters. The statements provided are brief descriptions that I’ve compiled or directly from the organization’s websites. Posting the links and descriptions is not an endorsement or the statements or positions contained in the website or actions that an organization may take.
Provides the latest press releases, reports and corporate social responsibility (CSR) events and a number of CSR resources.
A non-profit organization that promotes corporate social responsibility. Their mission is to help companies achieve profitability, sustainable growth and human progress by placing corporate social responsibility in the mainstream of business practice.
A movement of over 700 top UK companies committed to improving their positive impact on society.
Has a model to measure corporate social responsibility.
A coalition of 150 international companies committed to sustainable development. Amongst other things the site contains very good case studies on numerous CSR topics, a newscenter, guides how to develop CSR activities and links to a network of many organizations in the field and their projects all over the world.
The ISO 14000 family addresses "Environmental management".
This means what the organization does to (a) minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities, and to (b) achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance.
A multi-stakeholder process and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable framework for sustainability reporting guidelines. http://www.globalreporting.org/
Works to improve workplaces and combat sweatshops through the expansion and further development of the international workplace standard, SA8000, and the associated S8000 verification system. Dedicated to improving workplaces and communities by developing and implementing socially responsible standards. The first standard to be fully operational is Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000), a workplace standard that covers all key labor rights and certifies compliance through independent, accredited auditors.
A global organization that helps member companies achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment.
This site is sponsored by the World Bank and is an excellent source of governance practices worldwide and discussions of the issue. It also has links to numerous other sites. Believe me, it’s all you want to know about corporate governance and more.
Encourages companies to make sustainable developments by providing an index of corporate environmental engagement.
A UK based organization that w orks to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society. Also sets a standard to help employers develop racial equality strategies.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
The Ethical Trading Initiative (www.ethicaltrade.org) is a ground-breaking alliance of companies, trade unions, charities and campaigning organisations that work together to improve working conditions in global supply chains. Since our inception in 1998, we have disseminated a raft of best practice tools and guidance on ethical trade, galvanised industry-wide alliances that have brought about widespread change for workers, and have demonstrated that our members' activities are bringing material benefits to the workers in their supply chains.
To raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically, and collaborate with other UK and international organizations with interests and expertise in business ethics.
Here you will be able to access data about OGE and the services it provides. We hope this site will help you understand the executive branch ethics program and our effort to reach Federal employees and the general public.
ECOA is committed to tapping the network of knowledge and thought leadership from our collective experiences to align trust and corporate integrity with business performance and–together–to shape the future of the ethics and compliance profession.
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its member states in common action to promote decent work throughout the world.
Social Accountability International (SAI)’s mission is to promote human rights for workers around the world. They are best known for SA8000 – our comprehensive and flexible system for managing ethical workplace conditions throughout global supply chains.
Among many activities, provides guidelines for multi-national enterprises aims to enhance their sustainable development.
A very good clearinghouse of websites, agencies and other sources of information produced by an US Government inter-agency team. It is focused on measurement. For example, it provides annual federal environmental statistics.
Goal is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. Produces annual reports on benchmarking the sustainability of corporations.