5th Corporate Responsibility Index

The Corporate Responsibility Index is a strategic management tool to enhance the capacity of businesses to develop, measure and communicate best practice in the field of corporate social responsibility. It does this through benchmarking corporate social responsibility strategy and the implementation process. St James Ethics Centre, working in partnership with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and supported by Ernst & Young, launched the Corporate Responsibility Index in Australia in February 2004.

Dr Simon Longstaff, Executive Director, St James Centre states:

“Corporations only flourish in flourishing communities. Businesses no longer ask if they should be responsible; only about how best to be so. The Corporate Responsibility Index is not a tool of measurement for measurement’s sake. First and foremost, it is a management tool — a roadmap for building sustainable prosperity.”

To learn more about the Corporate Responsibility Index, how it works, the business benefits and the experiences of participating companies, a range of seminars are being held throughout July and August. In Sydney, the seminar will be held on 9 August. To find out more and RSVP call 9299 9566 or email julia.lipton@ethics.org.au

The results of the 2006 Index are located at www.corporate-responsibility.com.au

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