Corporate Social Responsibility
Solutions for Ethics and Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility (or CSR) is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large (World Business Council for Sustainable Development).
Customers, investors and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding more disclosure of information and data from companies on how they are addressing CSR issues.
Enabling a Green Enterprise
Digitizing the business is a top CIO priority with many benefits. Reducing paper consumption doesn’t just save trees, it helps protect our climate, resources, water and land, while also reducing operational costs and boosting efficiencies. Organizations realize that going green isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. See why EIM is a leading enabler of a greener enterprise:
- Collaboration tools and shared content repositories allow geographically dispersed teams to work together in electronic workspaces, reducing or eliminating the need for travel.
- Automating paper-based processes using workflows greatly reduces cost as well as paper waste in the enterprise.
- Records management ensures records are disposed of when policy dictates and not retained forever.
- Imaging solutions convert paper documents to electronic, thereby reducing real estate for paper storage and energy expenditure.
- Secure file sharing tools like managed file transfer and electronic fax eliminate the need to ship documents using fuel-guzzling transport vehicles.
- Email management technology allows for lifecycle management of emails without the need to print and file these important records.
Developing Greener Supply Chains
In December 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Paris, France. For the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate was forged, from all the nations of the world. As the public becomes more aware of the issues surrounding climate change, consumers are asking more questions about the products they are purchasing and the vendors they buy from. Companies are feeling increased pressure to disclose how green their manufacturing processes and supply chain are and the extent of their carbon footprint.
Supply Chain Sustainability Assessment
Let us calculate how much your organization would save in energy, water, CO2 emissions and more, by moving to the Trading Grid. If already a Trading Grid customer, allow us to prepare your very own Green Certificate. Customers can proudly share this information internally, include it on your CSR statements, blog about it, and even use in annual reports.
Removing Conflict Minerals from Supply Chains
Beginning in 2014, US headquartered companies reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission were required to prove that they were not using conflict minerals (Tungsten, Tin, Tantalum and Gold) across their global supply chains. In May 2015, the European Parliament passed a law that will eventually require 800,000 European-based companies to prove they are not using conflict minerals across their supply chains.
Making Web and Electronic Content Accessible for the Visually Impaired
The web and document accessibility needs of those who have limited to no vision is an increasingly prevalent issue today. Governments worldwide, including US, Canada and Europe have passed legislation mandating online and document accessibility for the public sector with private sector enforcement not far on the horizon.
Read the Blog Posts
Greening Your Supply Chain with B2B Automation
Five Disruptive Digital Technologies That Can Contribute to Greener Supply Chains
Managing Governance, Risk and Compliance with ECM and BPM
Learn why ECM and BPM should be central to your corporate governance, risk and compliance program.
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What is our CSR Policy?
Learn more about the OpenText Corporate Social Responsibility Program