You know Sponge Pockets, but do you know Kruger Products?
You may not have heard of Kruger Products L.P., but surely you’re familiar with the Sponge Pockets – men dressed in white puffy suits characterizing super absorbent pockets who appear in TV commercials ready to spring into superhero-like action to soak up spilled juice and wipe away dirty paw prints. Kruger Products is the company behind these quirky characters and the SpongeTowels® they represent, as well as other well-known brands including Cashmere®, Purex®, Scotties®, White Swan® and White Cloud®. Kruger Products is Canada’s leading manufacturer of tissue and paper products for household, commercial and industrial use.
Kruger Products’ has a long sustainability legacy. More than sixty years ago, when concern for the environment wasn’t even on most companies’ corporate radar, Kruger Products launched its first reforestation program and quietly helped set a new course for forest management. For Kruger Products, environmental stewardship is about identifying needs, seeing opportunities, and doing the right thing for business, for people and for the planet.
Posted in Business and Sustainability, Culture and Leadership, Kruger Products, Leadership & Culture, The Hub Also tagged bathroom tissue, kruger products, Mario Gosselin, steven sage, sustainability, sustainability 2015, tsss, tsss innovcatoin hub
By Megan Wallingford and Anastasia Ostapchuk of GCNC
Canadian companies identify 5 takeaways from the Global Compact Network Canada Reporting Peer-Review Program.
This July, eight Canadian companies successfully completed the inaugural Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) Reporting Peer Review Program. We are delighted to announce that the winners of the first Canadian Peer-Choice Reporting Award are Teck Resources (Group 1) and BMO, Enbridge (tied for first place in Group 2)!
Posted in Business and Sustainability, CSR Reporting, Sustainability Reporting, The Hub Also tagged BMO, Canada, Enbridge, peer review reporting program, peer-review, sustainability, sustainability reporting, teck, UN Global Compact Canada
Here is another breakthrough corporate CSR idea; How about paying employees at least a fair living wage? My last blog suggested A Wild and Crazy Corporate CSR Idea: Pay Your Taxes.
At the risk of being overly innovative by simply stating the obvious, I humbly suggest a second breakthrough corporate social responsibility (CSR) program: pay all employees at least a Living Wage. Otherwise, corporations may be setting themselves up for public embarrassment, like the report that went viral last October about how McDonald’s US pays its workers below-poverty-line wages while its “McResource” employee help line encourages them to use food stamps and government assistance to make ends meet. That is, McDonald’s wants the government (a.k.a. tax-paying citizens) to top up their paltry workers’ wages. Awkward. McDonald’s has since discontinued its McResource.
Posted in Business and Sustainability, Capitalism2.0, Ethics, The Hub, Thought Leader Also tagged Bob Willard, Canada, living wage, Mcdonalds, minimum wage, ontario, poverty wage, sustainability