31st May 2007
EC&O Venues has published its Social, Environmental and Ethical Report 2007. Incorporating the latest available figures for recycling and energy efficiency, the report also deals with the company’s commitment to the communities in which it operates, its charity policies and activities and the culture it has developed to ensure understanding of the importance of CSR amongst its people.
Jon Sellins, group venues director at EC&O Venues, thinks that firms ignore at their peril what CSR means to business and the benefits that can accrue from a clear statement of intent.
“At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, CSR has become a business necessity,” he says. “The government is preparing to impose levels of sustainability, trading partners are starting to make their choices on the basis of CSR credentials and consumers increasingly purchase according to ethical, sustainable and environmentally-friendly criteria. Perhaps more importantly, no-one wants to work for a company that does not recognise how vital these issues are.”