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IoD defends social and environmental policies

The Institute of Directors has defended its members after a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research cited tokenistic approaches to environmental and social policies by IoD companies.

Link: IoD defends UK corporate controls

The report, originally a joint project between the IoD and the IPPR, said that while three-quarters of directors said their companies promote equal opportunities, only half actually collected information on how many women work for them and even less did the same for ethnic minority employees.

In addition six out of 10 directors said environmental impact was important to their business but less than a third collected information on greenhouse gas emissions.

The IoD pulled out of the research, accusing the IPPR of putting a negative slant on the research, and asked it to delay the publishing of its results until it produced its own report, due today.

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