CSC Achieves Silver Ranking from Business in the Community’s 8th Corporate Responsibility Index
News Release -- June 08, 2011
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 8 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has achieved a Silver ranking in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2011 Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI), the U.K.’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility.
The CRI helps companies to integrate and improve corporate responsibility throughout their business operations, by providing a systematic approach to managing, measuring and reporting on business impacts in society and on the environment.
Achieving a Silver level designation validates that CSC conducts effective stakeholder engagement, having the right processes in place in order to identify and manage risks and opportunities. Silver performance status companies also tend to have reliable baseline data which enables them to demonstrate both management and performance improvement.
"We are delighted to have been awarded Silver status within such a highly regarded Corporate Responsibility index,” said Andy Williams, president of CSC’s Northern European Operations. “CSC understands the importance of being a responsible business and is constantly looking at ways we can improve. Two of our key focus areas over the last year have been in community investment and environmental management practices. The progress we have made in these areas is endorsed by our results in the index."
“I congratulate CSC on achieving Silver in the 2011 BITC Corporate Responsibility Index,” said Stephen Howard, chief executive, Business in the Community. “It is a challenging time, but the results of this year’s Index demonstrate that companies are still focused on transforming their businesses in order to have a positive impact on society. All the companies who participated this year are at different stages in their responsible business journey, but they are all taking these issues seriously and are prepared to lead by example.”
The full results of the 2011 CRI, including commentary and analysis, are published in the Financial Times Responsible Business supplement today.
About the CR Index
Business in the Community's CR Index is the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility (CR). It helps companies to integrate and improve CR throughout their operations by providing a systematic approach to managing, measuring and reporting on business impacts in society and on the environment.
For the past seven years the CR Index has inspired and challenged over 350 companies to continuously improve their impact on society and the environment. This year we expect to have more than 100 companies participate publicly and use our tool to both improve their management practices and communicate to stakeholders how seriously they take their CR agenda.
Business in the Community stands for responsible business.
We are a business-led charity with a growing membership of 850 companies, from large multinational household names to small local businesses and public sector organisations.
We advise, support and challenge our members to create a sustainable future for society and to improve business performance.
Our members work with us to define what responsibility looks like in the workplace, marketplace, community and the environment - and we share what we learn about driving performance through responsible business practice.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 91,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended April 1, 2011. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.