Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bad Behavior: People Would Not Work for Company with Poor Reputation

Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, in conjunction with Cielo, has announced the findings of their annual corporate reputation survey.

According to respondents, the bad behaviors most harmful to a company’s culture and reputation include:
  • Public exposure of criminal acts (41 percent); 
  • Failure to recall defective products (25 percent); 
  • Public disclosure of workplace discrimination (20 percent); and 
  • Public disclosure of environmental scandal (13 percent).

Of the employed Americans surveyed, 81 percent wouldn’t join a company with a bad reputation. This record number is up four percentage points from 2015. Only 62 percent would take a job with a company that had a bad reputation if they were offered more money. 

Males are much more likely than females to take the job, 69 percent versus 54 percent, respectively. Of the 2016 respondents, 49 percent would need a pay increase of 50 percent or more to consider moving to a company with an unfavorable reputation.

Young people (18-34 year age range) are the least concerned about corporate reputation. Just under three-quarters (73 percent) would take a job with a company with a bad reputation, versus 56 percent of those 35 years and older.

In contrast, the vast majority, 91 percent, would consider leaving their current jobs if offered another role with a company that had an excellent corporate reputation. In fact, virtually all (97 percent) of those in the 35-44 year age range would leave their current employer and take a job with a company with an excellent reputation.

This report presents the findings of a telephone survey conducted among two national probability samples, which, when combined, consists of 1,001 adults, 482 men and 519 women, 18 years of age and older, living in the continental United States. Interviewing for this CARAVAN® Survey was completed on Sept. 22-25, 2016; 501 were from the landline sample and 500 from the cell phone sample.

To read more about the survey and results, check out the November/December issue of CR Magazine. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Issue Table Tweets - A Summary of Discussions at the COMMIT!Forum

During the COMMIT!Forum, the “Issue Tables” session provided a setting for attendees to share their knowledge and insights on the most relevant corporate responsibility issues. 

Attendees discussed, debated, and shared knowledge on the below issues, and at the end of the session each table came u p with a "tweet" - a 140 character or less statement of their conversation.To see more, visit

Topics Included:
  • Engaging the C-Suite
  • Building and Managing a Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Responsible Brand and Reputation Management 
  • Public/Private Partnerships 
  • Sustainable Workforce
  • Next Generation Sustainability Reporting
  • Professional Development in CSR
  • Managing Change
  • Foundation Management
The following tweets were created by the attendees:

“Engaging the C-Suite” Table: C-Suite engagement requires both a business case & a network of internal & external stakeholder support

“Building/Managing Sustainable Supply Chain” Table: A supply chain shouldn’t be a
game of telephone.” Open relationship, communications & accountability #transparency

“Diversity & Inclusion” Table: To increase STEM diversity – Need more education & mentorship and share time and skills.

“Reputation Management” Table: Perception is reality so tell compelling stories compellingly

“Sustainable Workforce” Table: #knowyourlifeskills #removefearoffailure - it means a change in decision making; open line of communication between educators & employees

“Next Generation Sustainability Reporting” Table: Future of CSR reporting is a GRI + SASB + SDG sandwich #reportingsandwich #nextgenreporting

“CSR Professional Development” Table: Development hinges on relationships you build, experience base you grow & ability to communicate own value #investinyourself 

“Managing Change” Table: Embrace change & communicate in way that drives positive core value for employee engagement. #everybodybethechange

"Public Private Partnerships" Table: #PPP are critical for solving #wickedproblems but more connections are needed are needed to make it happen!

“Foundation Management” Table: Foundations can be an effective means for implementing a piece of CSR programs. #pieceofthepie

Thursday, October 20, 2016

COMMIT!Forum Day Two Photos

Thanks for joining us at the COMMIT!Forum day two. Check out some of the photos of the event below. A full spread will appear in the November/December issue of CR Magazine.

2016 Most Responsible CEO of the Year Cocktail Reception and Dinner Photos

CR Magazine hosted its 2016 Most Responsible CEO of the Year cocktail reception and dinner last night at the Westin Times Square in New York City.

At the event, the winners of the ninth annual awards were announced. These awards are presented to CEOs that visibly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact and sustainability, human rights, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility practices.

The winners of the 2016 Responsible CEO of the Year Awards are:
  • Manny Chirico (Lifetime Achievement Award)
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PVH Corp.
  • Richard Noll
    Chairman and CEO, HanesBrands
  • Richard Shadyac
    President and CEO, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
Check out photos from the night below.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Waste-free COMMITment

Waste Management employees sort waste on Oct. 18, 2016.
Waste Management has again partnered with the COMMIT!Forum to reduce waste at the event. All regular garbage cans at the venue were replaced with three marked receptacles: landfill, plastics, and compost. As attendees utilized these cans, a group of WM waste technicians manually sorted the materials further.

At COMMIT! last year, 149.2 pounds of organic waste were diverted to composting rather than going to a landfill, and 117.2 pounds of recyclables were sent to a recycling center. Overall, 55.5 percent of the total waste material generated at the forum was diverted from a landfill to more responsible disposal/recycling center.

WM wants to beat last year's numbers. Please join us in sorting your trash and let's see how responsible we can be!

Learn more at Waste Management's website. Click here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

COMMIT!Forum Day One Photos

Thanks for joining us at the COMMIT!Forum day one! It was an exciting day full of interesting sessions, exceptional networking, and lively discussions. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @CR_Mag as we live tweet, and check out some of the photos of the event below. A full spread will appear in the November/December issue of CR Magazine as well.