Category Archives: Framework

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) recently published its 2015 Sustainability Report, which includes an industry-level materiality analysis—one of the first of this kind—performed by Framework LLC.

The materiality analysis, which traditionally is completed at a company-level, captured and mapped material issues across the entire industry.

A Sustainable Brands article describes the process Framework utilized to successfully execute an assessment with such a wide scope:
Framework LLC followed a process developed specifically for industry-level evaluation. It began with the creation of a value chain map for the industry and a comprehensive list of potentially material issues as a basis for analysis. A representative sample of ACI member companies was surveyed and interviewed, and documents from the industry and external stakeholders (including NGOs and government agencies) were evaluated for each stage of the value chain to determine the level of stakeholder concern for each issue. Equal representation was given to all identified… More >

Effective teams and culture start with hiring. Even before, in fact.

As Forbes business writer Susan Price describes in an article out this month,  Framework makes a significant investment in our hiring process to help reveal how the skills and working style of a potential hire might align with that of her or his coworkers.

Our process includes a search for candidates beyond referrals to increase the diversity of applicants, somewhat exacting application instructions to ensure candidates pay the attention to detail that our clients expect, and assessments such as the StrengthsFinder help create our team of long-term and diverse-minded employees.

Aleksandra Dobkowsky-Joy, Framework President and COO, sums up the benefits of these practices this way: “Given our low turnover rate, and the cohesiveness of our teams, it seems the work we do upfront has a pretty high ROI.”

To share your own experience selecting and developing employees for success, we invite you to read and comment on the full article, How… More >

Framework joins over 8,000 companies in supporting the UN Global Compact and its mission to use business as a force for good.

As a participant in the UN Global Compact, Framework commits to adopting and operating under the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, which cover human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. These principles will advise Framework’s strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations, as well as provide guidance on collaborative projects.

To document progress and remain accountable to this commitment, Framework will report annually on work toward supporting the principles and society at large.

Joining the UN Global Compact expands on Framework’s public support of the initiative since 2008, and Framework’s role as strategic counsel and programming support to the U.S. Local Network of the Global Compact since 2012.

Framework is proud and deeply honored to help advance the implementation of sustainable practices as a UN Global Compact participant.

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