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BT’s Head of Sustainable Development and Corporate Accountability Chris Tuppen Joins Business for Social Responsibility’s Board of Directors

Submitted by: Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

Categories: Corporate Governance

Posted: Apr 10, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST


Apr. 10 /CSRwire/ - SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) announced today that Dr. Chris Tuppen, Head of Sustainable Development and Corporate Accountability at British Telecommunications (BT) plc, has joined its board of directors. A global nonprofit organization, BSR promotes more responsible and sustainable business practices among its member companies and through partner organizations on six continents.

“Chris is widely recognized for his business experience and leadership in corporate social responsibility, and we are very pleased to have him on BSR’s board,” said Arnold Hiatt, Chair of BSR’s Board of Directors, Chairman of The Stride Rite Foundation, and former Chairman and CEO of The Stride Rite Corporation. “His skill, knowledge and experience in corporate environmental management and sustainable development will make a significant contribution to BSR’s future success.”

Dr. Tuppen is responsible for coordinating development of the company’s global policy and strategy on corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Dr. Tuppen joined BT laboratories in 1979 after completion of his BSc and PhD in chemistry at Bristol University. He has authored more than 50 published papers and has led BT’s work on environmental, social and, more recently, sustainability reporting which received numerous honors, including the 1992, 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2002 UK reporting awards and the 1997 European Award. In 1997 his industry awarded him the first Recognition for Achievement from the European Telecommunication Network Operators Association. Dr. Tuppen is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Institute of Physics, sits on the Council of the Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability, the Board of CSR Europe and ACCA’s Social and Environmental Committee, and is chair of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative in association with UNEP and ITU.

Dr. Tuppen joins a prestigious board of directors of 15 other business leaders from companies including: Chiquita Brands, Inc.; The Coca Cola Company; Fetzer Vineyards; Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; hanna Andersson; La Constancia S.A.; Liz Claiborne, Inc.; McDonald’s Corporation; Novo Nordisk A/S; Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.; Sirius Business Corporation; and Southern California Edison.

“BSR serves a vital role in assisting companies with difficult yet critical issues that directly impact corporate and societal sustainability,” said Dr. Tuppen. “I am looking forward to working closely with BSR’s board and management to make the organization even more successful.”

About BSR
Founded in 1992, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a global nonprofit organization that helps member companies achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. BSR provides information, tools, training and advisory services and promotes cross sector collaboration to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies. BSR member companies have nearly $2 trillion in combined annual revenues and employ more than six million workers around the world. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

David Eichberg Business for Social Responsibility
Phone: +1-415.537.0890 x112


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