Tracking Corporate Social Responsibility
Life cycle thinking can encompass more than just material and energy flows. It should also consider how the product lifecycle affects communities particularly in the extraction phase and workers in the manufacturing or production process.
For an overview of company reporting systems and company coalitions such as the Business Council for Social Responsibility and others, visit the ISEAL Alliance website.
Also the Ideals Work's website allows people to compare the corporate responsibility levels of companies with regard to specific issues, including the environment.
For thirty years, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) in the United States has been a leader of the corporate social responsibility movement. ICCR's membership is an association of 275 faith-based institutional investors, including national denominations, religious communities, pension funds, endowments, hospital corporations, economic development funds, and publishing companies. ICCR and its members press companies to be socially and environmentally responsible. Each year ICCR-member religious institutional investors sponsor over 100 shareholder resolutions on major social and environmental issues. The combined portfolio value of ICCR's member organizations is estimated to be $110 billion.
Also visit Fair Trade in our Biosociety step.