News in Brief: Companies Urged to Embrace Responsibility

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Top UK companies are being asked to complete the second Business in the Community (BITC) corporate responsibility questionnaire.The company-led think-tank has carried out a survey of corporate environmental practices for the past seven years; last year, it introduced a social responsibility scorecard as well.

BITC posted the second annual responsibility survey on its website last week, and urged companies to complete it. Last year, 120 companies, including about half the FTSE 100, supplied details for the responsibility index. The responsibility index aims to help companies develop their responsibility policies. The index looks at the development of responsibility strategy and its integration with risk management and governance, the integration of strategy into the corporate culture, and asks how specific impacts are measured and monitored.

Corporate disclosure

PR Newswire, the corporate communications service, has launched an online resource providing news and information on corporate disclosure developments.

The site (www.disclosureresource. com) includes corporate disclosure regulations for more than 30 markets and includes interviews with local investor relations officers reporting on practices in their markets. …