The Board Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee address all key aspects of CSR. It has been chaired since its inception by Baroness Wilcox, one of the non-executive directors. CSR issues also regularly feature on the agenda of the Chief Executive’s Committee (CEC) and the Board. Senior steering and working groups oversee and review progress. At a Group level, these groups are: ♥ Food Issues Strategy Group and Food Issues Strategy into Action Group ♥ Environment Health & Safety Steering Group
♥ Human Rights & Ethical Trading Working Group
♥ Diversity & Inclusiveness Leadership Team
♥ The Cadbury Schweppes Foundation (which reviews corporate giving) ♥ Compliance Steering Group
When, at the end of 2002, Cadbury Schweppes embarked on a series of changes to transform its business, its share price fell to a five-year low within a few months. The company had to adjust to the appointment of a new CEO, a $4.2 billion acquisition involving a 25% increase in headcount and sweeping cultural changes to meet ambitious financial targets. The HR team, led by chief HR officer Bob Stack, devised a new, globally led but regionally managed business structure that aimed to align employees behind the organisation's goals. Employee commitment was key, with Cadbury Schweppes staff required to undergo a drastic change. To communicate this, HR devised 'Working Better Together' - a programme that identified five key areas for change and linked them in a holistic way so employees could better understand them. The biggest challenge was to evolve historic pockets of excellence into a global culture. Key to this...