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CSRwire surpasses 6,400 members in May

Submitted by: CSRwire

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability

Posted: Jun 14, 2011 – 04:48 PM EST


SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jun. 14 /CSRwire/ - Last month CSRwire, the world's leading source of Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability news, surpassed 6,400 members. CSRwire members are committed to corporate citizenship, sustainability and social responsibility, and communicate their news to a global audience through CSRwire's extensive distribution network. CSRwire's members include corporations, NGOs, agencies, universities and other organizations.

CSRwire member benefits include global news distribution, inclusion of news in CSRwire's archive, company profiles, opportunities for member or CEO spotlights and an analytics dashboard that provides headline impressions, content views and conversion rates.

The mission of CSRwire is to build a more just society, grow the green economy, and encourage corporations committed to sustainability to "walk the talk."

CSRwire's new Enhanced members include Heineken, Cascade Engineering and Gaia Metrics. Please read about them below.


Launched in 2010 'Brewing a Better Future' is Heineken's long-term sustainability ambition for 2020. 23 integrated programs make up the ambition, focusing on improving the environmental impact of Heineken's brands and business, empowering people and the communities in which Heineken operates and positively impacting the role of beer in society.

Amongst the commitments Heineken has made as part of its approach to sustainability are:

  • by 2020 a reduction of specific direct and indirect CO2 emissions in breweries by at least 40% and a reduction in specific water consumption by at least 25%
  • to expand to €20 million the funding for the Heineken Africa Foundation
  • to expand the local sourcing of raw materials in Africa to 60% by 2020
  • the continuous reduction of our CO2 footprint of our brands
  • by 2015 ensuring that all markets have a partnership that help the company play its part in reducing alcohol abuse
  • by 2015 for every majority-owned business to have a sustainability plan and to report publicly on its progress and commitment.

Click here to see the Corporate Social Responsibility Profile of Heineken International.

Cascade Engineering

Cascade Engineering is a manufacturer and marketer of products and services supporting a variety of industries. The Cascade Engineering Family Of Companies is a global company with more than 1000 employees and 15 businesses including: Automotive Solutions Group, CapturIT, Cascade Cart Solutions, Cascade Engineering Europe, Cascade Renewable Energy, Cascade for the Home, Choose Renewables, CK Technologies, Commercial Products, Decade Products, Integrated Solutions Group, Invisible Waste Services, Noble Polymers, Quest Sustainable Solutions, and Triple Quest.

Cascade's world-class engineering, technology and manufacturing allows it to provide leading-edge solutions, while maintaining a strong commitment to lean manufacturing and environmental stewardship. Cascade's business model is rooted in diversification and innovation and a commitment to creating sustainable products and services that contribute to the triple bottom line.

In February, Cascade Engineering was certified as a B Corporation by B Lab, an organization dedicated to using the power of business to help solve social and environmental problems. Cascade Engineering is the first certified B Corporation in Michigan, and is currently the largest B Corporation worldwide.

To review the Corporate Social Responsibility Profile of Cascade Engineering, click here.

Gaia Metrics

Gaia Metrics helps companies quickly and cost-effectively collect information they need to publish a Corporate Social Responsibility or Sustainability (CSR) Report. A CSR Report enables companies to benchmark themselves in their industries and against competitors. Gaia Metrics helps companies use the information surfaced in their CSR Report to discover, qualify and truly understand the financial risk attached to environmental and social factors in their operations and supply chains.

CSRwire has announced a co-marketing partnership with Gaia Metrics to market their CSR QuickStart™ product to other CSRwire members.

CSR QuickStart™ uses Gaia Metrics' semantic search technology to find and extract the key words and numbers used to populate a CSR Report, searching across company sources, public sites, intranets, SEC and census filings. In the process it spotlights gaps in data and reporting that may represent a risk to brand equity and attract the attention of regulators, media, community groups and other stakeholders. Sustainability managers can create a CSR Report or C, B or A-level GRI Report, and also PSI, GEMI, ISO 14000 and ISO 26000 Reports.

Click here to see the Corporate Social Responsibility Profile of Gaia Metrics.

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Our members' news reaches a broad and highly-engaged audience in the CSR and sustainability market through CSRwire's syndication partners, members, subscribers and visitors. Distribution is enhanced by mobile technology, inclusion in databases and social media networks. CSRwire can create customized distributions to targeted media outlets and reporters based on industry, geography or other criteria you select. Your news appears in search engines, financial portals, websites and online communities and is delivered straight to major newsrooms. As the exclusive distributor of CSR news and information for multiple international newswires, CSRwire offers more visibility than any other CSR news distribution service.

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