We involve networks of colleagues throughout the company in our CR activities including: the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group and Working Group; Health and Safety Champions; the HR Management Council; legal colleagues; Reed Elsevier Cares Champions; the Socially Responsible Supplier Group; and the communications, global real estate, procurement and accounting services functions, among others. Reed Elsevier Corporate Audit Services provide a regular review of our CR governance, reporting, and supply chain activities, highlighting areas where we are performing well, along with suggestions for improvement.
We also conduct regular pulse surveys to understand employee views. We offer CR-related activities that all staff can take part in like the annual re:fit2win wellness competition. Environmental Champions and Green Teams organise local environmental events throughout the year, with specific activities for 2011 World Environment Day highlighted in an email sent to all 30,500 staff employees from the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Through a series of webinars in the year for customer facing employees, we promoted CR as a Sales Tool, a resource on our global intranet on the benefits of engaging with clients on CR issues.