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Does your company have an environmental policy? Most employees don’t know

Sixty-four percent of European businesses have a sustainability policy in place but only a third of employees know about the impact it’s making on the environment. One in five also confess they actually do not know whether their company has a sustainability policy at all. These are findings from a new employee survey by Treedom, the world’s first digital platform for growing and gifting trees online. This survey is part of a campaign Treedom is driving across six European countries between Earth Day and World Environment Day. The goal is to grow 20,000 trees in a dedicated forest with the help of Treedom’s Community. 

Contributor: Federico Garcea, Founder and CEO - Treedom  | Published: 26 May 2022

140 Emails per day over a year equivalent to using 16,800 plastic bags

A typical office worker will on average send and receive 140 emails per day, which over the course of a year creates 1688kg of C02 and is the equivalent of using 16,800 plastic bags. Statistics like this are why, Co-CEO of Mór, Craig Unsworth, believe it’s time for businesses to do more than ever to fight climate change

Contributor: Chris Brown - The Mór Card | Published: 9 November 2021

CSR: Warning that official targets and policies are lagging behind

Ivalua, a leading global spend management cloud provider, announced today the results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Research on behalf of Ivalua which shows that companies have been prioritising CSR initiatives as part of their core business strategies - and it has paid off.  As consumers increasingly choose brands based on CSR values, 69% of respondents report that their organisations have generated increased sales as a result of CSR initiatives.

Contributor: Ivalua | Published: 28 September 2021

How can work opportunities for refugees be improved?

Launched during Refugee Week UK (14-21 June) by refugee employment charity Breaking Barriers, Fuse is a new network that unites businesses from different sectors to improve employment opportunities for refugees in the UK. Bringing together like-minded organisations to share best practice, learn collectively and take action, Fuse aims to raise the chances of refugees achieving employment, benefiting the UK economy and unlocking their potential.

Contributor: Danielle Wootton - Breaking Barriers | Published: 19 June 2021

How theHRDIRECTOR showcase their CSR

If you receive a copy of theHRDIRECTOR through the post you will notice that on the front of the envelope and within the publication itself, there are adverts highlighting that 25% of each subscription is donated to a charity. This is a really visible way theHRDIRECTOR is proving commitment to CSR, to its subscribers and to a wider audience. In this last article, we wanted not only to thank theHRDIRECTOR for their generosity, but also show the real difference this support is making to vulnerable young people.

Contributor: Philippa Cox, Corporate Partnerships Manager - Youth Adventure Trust | Published: 26 February 2021