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Profile of registrant

Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society

Identification number in the register: 87766332439-53
Registration date: 02/10/09 16:16:05

The information on this organisation was last modified on 01/10/14 20:42:19
The date of the last annual update was 01/10/14 20:42:19

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society
Legal status: University Research Centre
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Academic institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Ken Peattie
Position: Co-Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Evelyn nava-fischer
Position: Doctoral Researcher

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 55 Park Place 
Cardiff CF10 3AT
Telephone number: (+44) 2920876562
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: To foster a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to the understanding of the interaction between businesses and their social and physical environments

* Agriculture
* Education
* Environment
* Food & Drink
* Health
* Manufacturing
* Research
* Trade
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 32
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

To contribute to the European and international debate in regulatory, economic (supply chains in a diversity of sectors) and social planning by bringing evidence-based research into the table. To understand and incorporate European and international perspectives into our interdisciplinary (regulatory, business and planning) research aims. To push forward a greener, safer and sustainable economy agenda from a more comprehensive bottom up approach that includes the implications for soft and hard regulation, social responsible enterprises and communities and risk transfer prevention.

The most recent range of studies on the social and physical environments of the enterprise include sectors such as:
-Regulation of the Supply chain
-Vulnerability in the supply chain and risks in extractive and services' industries.
-Environmental risk and social conflict.
-Disease, Biosecurity (H5N1, Swine Flu, BSE, Tuberculosis) and international trade.
-Gaps in the regulation of Nanotechnologies
-Food and Climate Change
-Fair trade, social enterprise and sustainable communities.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 60
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

BRASS works with a Network of Business sectors, umbrella organisations and research institutes (in particular in the supply chains of the Automotive, Electronics, Extractive Industries, as well as Food and Rural Industries) in Wales, UK, Italy and overseas countries such as China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Ghana, Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, US and Australia. As examples, BRASS centre has published in partnership with UNEP and has become a technical evidenced reference towards pro-low carbon (CO2) policies for this Institution; it has engaged on research with emerging EU Trade partners on Animal Health, Biosecurity and Risk Transfer such as India and Mexico; it focuses on transparency of Mining Industries in Russia and Ghana; it works to develop a regulatory comparative framework on Technological Waste with Australia and researches for UK government agencies on regulatory gaps on EU Nanotechnologies, etc. This enables not only a progressive international basis but also flexibility for diversification and specialisation based on EU-law, -business patterns and -participative territorial planning.

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2011 - 04/2012
Total budget: 3,820,000
of which public financing: 3,820,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 3,820,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.