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MVO Nederland

MVO Nederland, in English CSR Netherlands, is the Centre of Excellence for Dutch companies that are striving towards corporate social responsibility. More than 2000 companies are affiliated with this networking organization.

On Authenticity: Is It True Love between the Octopus and the Frog?

Chiquita had a doubtful reputation. But after partnering for many years, Chiquita and Rainforest Alliance signed a co-branding agreement. In Switzerland, this initiative lead to an open letter of over 10 NGO's that questioned Chiquita's authenticity and, as a result, pulling back the advertising campaign.

Are top brands really sustainable or is it only perception?

Why are two engines better than one? Toyota shows with its full hybrid car that two engines are more silent, more powerful, cleaner, and - above all - more profitable. Since 1997, when the first version of the Prius was introduced, more than two million cars have been sold which, according to Toyota, results in savings of more than two million tons of CO2 per year. These and other actions have resulted in Toyota being chosen as the ‘best global green brand’.

Eneco & WWF Are Working on a ‘Living Planet’

Eneco and the WWF started a partnership which focuses on the use of sustainable energy sources and reducing the own carbon emissions. Besides that, Eneco supports the Borneo-project of the WWF and both organizations will develop a pilot project in which the energy usage of a city is as sustainable as possible.

Vodafone joins UN Foundation and World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), The Vodafone Group Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation have announced a global partnership for emergency communications. The partnership will increase the effectiveness of the information and communications technology (ICT) response to major emergencies and disasters around the world.

Case: Support for Social Housing in Suriname

Finch & Beak carried out an investigation of the Caesarea corporation in cooperation with Vestia Interconsult and DIGH. This quick scan ensured that plans could be drawn up for the further professionalisation of the organisation.
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How TNT put sustainability to work

The themes of philanthropy, sustainability and corporate social responsibility have penetrated most boardrooms. But how do you transfer social responsibility from the boardroom to the shop floor? And how can you communicate top management’s vision and intentions to the groups that matter: employees, people living in the surrounding area, consumers, shareholders and NGOs? Here you can read how TNT tackled the issue.
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Greenpeace Takes Campaign to a New Level

Using social media, Greenpeace saved large parts of the rainforest. How? By mobilizing the online community to make Nestlé stop using palm oil. The unsustainable extraction of palm oil lead to deforestation of the rainforest and therefore, Greenpeace came into action. The success of this social media campaign illustrates the importance of responsible companies and their social media presence.

Sustainable Innovations That Improve Health and Combat Diseases

A staggering 3.4 million people die each year from a water related disease and, in most of the cases, the victims didn’t know the water was unsafe to drink. The statistics show that 1 in 9 children die before their 5th birthday from simple preventable causes like dehydration from diarrhoea. A fierce inspiration to create innovation in health care in developing countries!
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Global Warming as Next Challenge for Livestock

The livestock sector is under scrutiny. Food scandals and the current bird flu outbreak have drawn the public’s critical attention to the sector with concerns focusing on food safety, food integrity and animal welfare. Meanwhile, a much lesser known fact is that greenhouse gas emissions associated with livestock production are estimated to account for over 14.5 percent of the global total output, exceeding the amount of emissions produced from powering all the world’s road vehicles, trains, ships and aeroplanes combined. This emerging topic appears to have ducked the radar of consumers, which poses the question: what can the sector do to prevent the next reputational scandal from happening?

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