A recent publication from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship contains information on the Center’s 2009 survey of 756 small, medium and large companies across the United States. The survey demonstrates the increasing importance of Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility (CC/CR/CSR) in organizations.
It is important for EHS Professions to track these issues. I am seeing a growing number of companies where the EHS Function is being functionalized and/or marginalized by CC/CR/CSR efforts. In these early stages of CC/CR/CSR formulation, there is the potential for diminished influence of the EHS Function.