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Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society

Identification number in the register: 87766332439-53
Registration date: 02/10/2009 16:16:05

The information on this entity was last modified on: 01/10/2014 20:42:19
The date of the last annual update was: 01/10/2014 20:42:19

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society


University Research Centre

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Academic institutions

    Contact details

Park Place, 55
Cardiff CF10 3AT

(+44) 2920876562


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Ken Peattie


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Evelyn nava-fischer

Doctoral Researcher

    Goals / remit

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

  • global
  • national
  • regional/local


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.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation



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

04/2011  -  04/2012

3,820,000 €

3,820,000 €



3,820,000 €





< 50,000  €

    Code of conduct

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