Google ranks top, Body Shop empowers women, sustainable aluminium standard unveiled and Shell pays out
Google and Microsoft top CSR reputation ranking
Google has taken top spot for best corporate social responsibility reputation in 2014, toppling Microsoft, which enjoyed pole position in 2012 and 2013, according to the Reputation Institute’s 2014 CSR RepTrak ranking.
Microsoft, Walt Disney and BMW came in second, third and fourth, respectively, in the annual study. Lego made an entrance into the top 10, while Nestlé dropped from the list.
The CSR RepTrak study scores the world’s 100 most reputable companies across 15 global markets. Its ranking evaluates company performance in citizenship, governance and workplace dimensions of reputation.
While many rankings and performance assessment tools have been developed around the corporate responsibility of companies, CSR RepTrak is used by businesses as an instrument to measure the gap between their actual CSR performance and how the general public perceives it.
The Body Shop empowers women in Nicaragua
The Body Shop now includes the value of women’s traditional roles as an official cost in its production process.
In an effort to recognise and remunerate the often unpaid and undervalued traditional chores undertaken by women in Nicaragua’s agriculture sector, the UK-based cosmetics giant has teamed up with the Juan Francisco Paz Silva sesame oil cooperative in Nicaragua.