Shaping the future of corporate social responsibility at Canadian Blood Services
Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program serves as a guidepost for our environmental, social and governance work and how we assess and communicate our operational impacts. This past spring, we asked employees for their input on a variety of CSR topics. The feedback we received was critical in helping us determine our next steps in developing our organizational CSR strategy. No matter where you work within the organization, we all have a role to play. Read more about our CSR priorities, the assessment and how we are moving forward and learn more on our refreshed CSR page on Connect.
CAPA and the case of the ghost door
Each month, our teams address an average of eight corrective and preventative actions (CAPAs). These processes, or CAPAs, lead the charge for solving quality issues and are part of our journey of continuous improvement at Canadian Blood Services. As many of us prepare for ghouls and goblins this week, it seems only fitting that we bring you the case of the ghost door. Read the case files and follow how one Dartmouth team survived the ghost talk and found success by working together to solve the mystery. Their collaboration improves processes within the organization, bettering our ability to meet patient needs, and most of all, rid us of any spooky doors.
Town hall this Thursday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. ET
October’s live town hall is this Thursday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. ET. Graham will be joined by Andrew Pateman, VP for people, culture and performance, and Judie Leach-Bennett, VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. Submit your questions in advance to email@example.com with the subject line “TOWNHALL” or use this anonymous form. You can also submit questions live during the event after joining with the meeting link in your Outlook invitation. We’ve seen great engagement prior to and during the town hall events. Due to the large number of questions received, it may not always be possible to get to every inquiry. However, we strive to provide responses through Your Digest, Connect or by emailing those who provide their name with their submitted question.
Question of the day
Will Grifols be able to open in BC through CBS? Are donors paid?
The locations of Grifols’ future plasma collection centres are being determined. Canadian Blood Services has approval rights on where Grifols will open its new centres in Canada. In addition, we will continue our discussions with governments regarding locations, particularly with respect to those provinces with voluntary blood donations acts. We will only approve locations that will have no negative impacts on the national blood system.
Yes, Grifols will pay for plasma donations at their current and future collection centres.