BMAS

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) is a government ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.

 

The Ministry is responsible for labor market policy, labor law, pensions, social security, and occupational safety and health. It is engaged in efforts to expand international collaboration and to promote in foreign countries the same employment exchange model as operated in Germany by the Federal Employment Agency.

 

www.bmas.de 

 

BMAS
concern

concern

Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, concern is a consulting firm specializing in corporate responsibility. It was formed in 2010 as a spin-off from the University of Bayreuth’s highly acclaimed Philosophy & Economics program.

Concern offers tailored consulting, performance measurement and training services, designed to assist companies seeking to develop and deliver CR strategies along the whole of the value chain. Our training programs enable employees at every level in a business to understand and put into practice the entire breadth of CR instruments available.

Our multi-disciplinary team combines scientific expertise with a deep practical understanding of management and consulting, and an entrepreneurial and practice-oriented approach. Our consulting style incorporates research outcomes, and combines strategy consulting with implementation expertise. We place particular emphasis on addressing the unique and individual needs of our clients.

www.concern.de

German Global Compact Network

Deutsches Global Compact Netzwerk (DGCN) – the German Global Compact Network – is an independent, open and transparent multi-stakeholder forum through which various bodies and organizations in German industry, government, and civil society participating in the UN Global Compact (GC) work to implement and broadly promote the Ten Principles of the Global Compact and the objectives of the United Nations. The DGCN provides an implementation-oriented training and dialogue platform with a range of information and tools, examples of best practices, and a framework for a trusted exchange between participants.

In Germany and internationally, the Global Compact subscribes to the principle of voluntary commitment. Organizations commit specifically to respect and promote universal fundamental rules (frequently, anchored in national law) and to respect and promote these in places where they are not implemented at all or only in part. Companies supported by civil organizations, public agencies and other important stakeholders should seek to build on this foundation in order to encourage sustainable development in Germany and in the wider world.

www.globalcompact.de 

German Global Compact Network
German Environmental Foundation

German Environmental Foundation

Deutsche Umweltstiftung, a nonprofit foundation for the protection of the environment, was set up in Mainz, Germany, on March 31, 1982. Its motto is “Hope through action.” The Foundation is nonaligned and politically and economically independent. As at March 22, 2013, it had 1,788 donors. Ranked on supporting members, it is the largest people’s foundation in Germany; it is also the oldest.

www.deutscheumweltstiftung.de 

The Sustainability Code

The Sustainability Code provides a framework for reporting non-financial performance and can be used by all organizations and enterprises regardless of their size or legal structure. In order to satisfy the Sustainability Code, users prepare a declaration of conformity covering the twenty criteria as well as additional non-financial performance indicators that have been selected from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI ) or/and the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). The declarations of conformity towards the Sustainability Code are used by capital market players in particular as a means of evaluating the sustainability performance of enterprises.

The Sustainability Code was developed by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE). This Council was first appointed by the German government in April 2001 and consists of 15 members. The Council’s tasks include developing contributions towards implementing the National Sustainability Strategy a nd sugges ting specific fields of action and projects. RNE furthermore seeks to raise the level of awareness for sustainability among the general public. Chancellor Merkel continues the National Sustainability Strategy and appointed the RNE for three more years following July 2013.

deutscher-nachhaltigkeitskodex.de 

The Sustainability Code
WeSustain

WeSustain

WeSustain, the organization behind the CR Kompass project, develops software solutions for sustainability management in the enterprise. Its solutions portfolio covers all key areas of activity in the field of sustainability management today. The breadth and depth of its solutions are WeSustain’s unique selling proposition as a full-range supplier. The company is a leader in the field of enterprise sustainability management (ESM).

www.wesustain.com