Israel: Maala publishes 2011 CSR rankings of 85 companies; finds upward trend in adoption of CSR principles, but lack of reporting on social & environmental issues

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5 June 2011

Maala Index 2011 - 12 new companies joined the Maala CR Index this year, with 15 more preparing to join in 2012 [Israel]

Author: Maala - Business for Social Responsibility [Israel]

Maala unveiled the results of its 2011 CSR Index at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on June 5, 2011...The 2011 Maala Index reveals a continuing upswing in the adoption of CSR principles by Israel's most prominent companies, with 12 new participating companies in 2011 and 15 more set to join in 2012...[As of 2011,] [o]nly 24 out of the 85 companies ranked publish corporate social and environmental responsibility reports...A social-environmental snapshot of the Israeli economy, as revealed by the 2011 Index: 62% of manufacturers have set goals for waste reduction, water and electricity conservation…Among participating companies, 7% of employees are from the Arab sector, while only 1.1% employ people with disabilities…84% of the companies educate their employees about sexual harassment in the workplace…Only 12% of board members are women. [refers to Israel Electric Corporation, Arab Israel Bank, Gadot Group, Micron Semiconductor Israel, BMC Software, Ten Petroleum Company]

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5 June 2011

[PDF] Maala CSR Index – Israel’s Corporate Responsibility Leaders 2011

Author: Maala - Business for Social Responsibility [Israel]

[includes: Bank Hapoalim, Baran Group, Bezeq, Cellcom, Discount Bank, Elbit Systems, Gazit Globe, Isrotel, Leumi Bank, Ness Technologies, Nice systems, Ormat Industries, Osem Group, Partner Communications, Scailex Corporation, Strauss Group, Tambour, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Applied Materials, CTS Group, Derech Eretz, ECI Telcom, Hewlett-Packard Israel, Intel Corporation, Leumi Card, Microsoft Israel, Motorola Israel, Netafim, P&G, Perrigo, Psagot Investment House, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Sandisk Israel, SAP, Unilever Israel]

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