Corporate Environmental and Social Management

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CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT Unit 46 Assignment

Table of Contents Introduction............................................................................................................................ 2 I. The development of global, European and national policies relating to sustainability. 2 1. Changing attitudes of public, politicians and businesses to the environment since 1945 .................................................................................................................................... 2 2. Brundtland definition of ‘sustainable development’ .................................................. 4 3. The international and UK policies to sustainable development since Earth Summit of 1992
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................................ 11 Management of environmental and social performance ......................................... 12 Guidance available .................................................................................................... 12 Appropriate strategies for management of environmental performance ............... 13 Life Cycle Assessment ............................................................................................... 14

References ............................................................................................................................... 16

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Introduction “Primark does not own the companies or factories that produce its goods, but it does have a responsibility to the workers in those factories, to its customers and shareholders, to ensure that its products are made in good working conditions. The HER project in Bangladesh is an example of how Primark is actively seeking to make positive changes in the lives of its supplier workforces” (Beyond corporate social responsibility, 2014) The development of global, European and national policies relating to sustainability. 1. Changing attitudes of public, politicians and businesses to the environment since 1945 The end of the Second World War came with a tragedy of its own; the explosion of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (The bombing of Hirosima and Nagasaki, 2014). It caused widespread