A new publication, The Corporate Responsibility Code Book by Deborah Leipziger, is a guide for companies trying to understand the landscape of corporate responsibility and searching for a route toward

Many of the best codes of conduct and standards are not well known, while others that are well disseminated are not terribly effective, say publishers Greenleaf Books. Some comprehensive codes of conduct achieve nothing, while other quite vague codes of conduct become well embedded into the organisation and foster innovation and change. The book explains some of the best CR instruments available, and distills their most valuable elements.

The goal of the book is to help companies select, develop and implement social and environmental codes of conduct. The codes cover a wide range of issues, including human rights, labour rights, environmental management, corruption and corporate governance. For further information, visit www.greenleaf-publishing.com/catalogue/codebook.htm.