We believe that collaboration is one of the most effective ways to tackle complex sustainability issues and we actively encourage our clients to build networks with their peers and share best practice.
We see a number of advantages for companies in working together in this way:
- A common view of the issues affecting a sector
- Information sharing – learning from each other
- Greater leverage – pooling resources to pay for projects
- Bigger impact – a higher profile than any participating organisation could attract individually
From gathering stakeholder input to inform high-level strategy to creating complex technical databases, developing and managing sector networks is one of our strengths. We currently provide such services across a range of industries and issues.
Book Chain Project helps the print and publishing industry to understand the full story of their books. From the origins of wood fibres in paper, the safety of chemicals in inks, glues and varnishes, to the working conditions of the factories in which the books were printed. The Book Chain Project gives publishers and suppliers a single place to better understand this complex supply chain information, ultimately giving them the tools to make more informed buying decisions.
ChemLeg is a multi-company network, with 19 participant companies sharing pooled resources knowledge and best practices to identify and provide guidance and information on chemical legislation that may impact the (bio)pharmaceutical industry.
ChemLeg’s vision is to be a trusted partner in driving innovative, evidence based and sustainable chemicals management for our industry and society.
Its activities include scanning and anticipating emerging issues, developing guidance, capability building, networking, and sharing best practices. In doing so, ChemLeg may develop positions and insights on proposed legislation, but it does not engage directly in advocacy activities.
DIMPACT is a collaborative project, convened by Carnstone, with world-class researchers from the University of Bristol and sixteen of the world’s most innovative media companies. The project consists of an online tool that takes the complexity out of calculating the carbon emissions of the downstream value chain of digital media content.
The Pharmaceutical Environment Group (PEG) is a collaborative initiative between leading healthcare companies who all have deep commitments to environmental excellence and share a common goal: to work together to improve the environmental sustainability of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
Whether it’s addressing climate change impact and reaching Net Zero emissions; embracing a shift to circularity; measuring and reducing the impact of products throughout their lifecycle; or understanding and measuring interaction with the natural world, PEG participating companies recognise their responsibility to minimise and reduce their environmental footprint.
They also know that often these issues cannot be addressed in isolation – they need shared ambitious thinking and meaningful collaboration.
PEG participating companies collaborate through five active working groups (Biodiversity & Nature; Climate Change; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); Waste & Circularity; Water) as well as through an annual face-to-face meeting, an annual benchmark, and ad-hoc projects.
The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a group of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies working together to promote responsible supply chain management and better business conditions across the industry. Their vision is to create better social, economic, health, safety and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain, including:
1. Fair and safe work conditions and practices
2. Responsible business practices
3. Environmental sustainability and efficient use of resources
Carnstone has been providing the PSCI secretariat since 2015.
The Responsible Media Forum is a multi-client project, bringing together over 20 major media companies to understand and develop CR practices for the sector. Participating companies come from all over the world and cover most media sub-sectors. Many of the CR issues faced by media companies are unique, so it is important to have a space in which to identify, discuss and share best practice on these.
The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) is the professional body for CR and sustainability practitioners. It recognises individual achievements, supports career development, and gives employers confidence that new recruits have the required skills and experience in the CR and sustainability profession.