"Paula worked with me at Whole Foods Market 365 brand to help us establish international social responsibility standards. While these standards really need to come from within an organization, The CSR Group administered the audits, helped us interpret them, led us in a process to develop a personalized approach, as well as communicate to our manufacturers. This work clarified, to our entire company, the complexity and risk of sustainability issue in the supply chain.
Paula is a thought leader in this area, having worked with leading global brands for over 13 years. Her understanding of sustainability and its depth and complexity of the issues is at the top of her profession. Paula and The CSR Group are now taking this to the web via software tools that will be groundbreaking and game changing. The tool will allow thousands of companies to 'wake up' to sustainability challenges of global sourcing in a easy to understand format. Bravo."
Former Regional Vice President
at Whole Foods Market
"The CSR Group took the time to understand the Burt's Bees opportunities and helped generate options that both stretched our thinking but were realistically actionable. The exercise was a valuable use of time and money."
Former Vice President of Global Marketing
at Burt's Bees
"I have worked with Paula and The CSR Group team over the past 4 years and have been extremely impressed by the knowledge, experience and their delivery. We worked on a fact based business case for CSR that was successfully used to influence the CEO to start the implementation of a company wide CSR program with a dedicated resource. We partnered with The CSR Group to develop a detailed 10 year roadmap for our CSR activities that is so well thought out that it will stand the test of time. We successfully worked on a scope 1 and 2 Carbon Management Pilot that has already been leveraged across the company and will lay the foundation for all future carbon work at the company. Above all else, Paula has the experience and knowledge to cut through the plethora of actors, frameworks, approaches, and terminologies. I would highly recommend The CSR Group to anyone, whether starting your CSR program or wanting to take your program to the next level."
Director of CSR and Sustainability
"Prior to my retirement as Vice President Environmental Affairs and Risk Management in 2008 I selected The CSR Group to assist Cooper Industries in the design and preparation of a global Social Responsibility program. We selected CSR over larger service providers and were most pleased with the results obtained. They are a women owned business and were most efficient and experienced. We had the satisfaction of meeting our objectives ahead of schedule and within the estimated cost of the project. The individuals we met with at the outset of the project (Paula Ivey and Geoff Cline) were the individuals who did the work. I found that to be a rare occurrence when hiring larger more diversified firms. I have since utilized their services for a large Fortune 1000 client of my firm. Again they did an outstanding job. They not only stepped into the middle of an ongoing initiative, they helped expedite the deliverables of program tools needed to communicate my client’s Social Responsibility efforts internally and externally. I intend to utilize their services again as soon as a client need arises."
Former Chief Environmental Officer