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COP 23: We have to talk about livestock emissions - news

By Aarti Ramachandran — As global leaders convene in Bonn in Germany for COP23, there's a chance to keep the world on track to achieve the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming...

COP 23: We have to talk about livestock emissions - news

By Aarti Ramachandran, FAIRR — This week, global leaders descend on Bonn in Germany for COP23. It is a chance to keep the world on track to achieve the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit...

IMF tells rich countries to do more to help poor nations deal with climate change - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Last month, then-Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, dismissed complaints that the UK's response to the devastation of the British Virgin Islands by Hurricane...

Big Oil urged to report financials in view of climate-related risk - news

By Elisabeth Jeffries — Had Exxon Mobil reported its reserves differently in 2016, investors might have taken a different view of the company’s future. It reported its Kearl oil...

Growing sustainable business leaders - news

By Mac Macartney — Business leaders across all sectors are feeling the tug, the dip and pull of something deep beneath their feet. A future so uncertain they can no longer ignore it. It is...

Future business models must consider use of natural resources: report - news

By Brian Collett — The world’s manufacturers are likely to triple their use of natural resources and quadruple their gross domestic product by 2050.    This scary...

Canadian oil sands production cut due to unprofitability - news

By Brian Collett — ExxonMobil is curbing its tar sands oil operations in Alberta, but for economic, not environmental, reasons.           The oil company...

Slovak’s EU presidency focuses on transition to low carbon economy - news

By Roger Aitken — The Environment Council agenda under the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has been focusing on creating conditions for a “gradual...

Science-based targets guide business in setting carbon reduction goals - news

By Tom Idle — As we prepare for the cold days of winter, we might fondly recall the hot days of summer – some of the warmest on record for the season. The warning signs were...

Value chain approach: a focus on food waste - news

By Michael Grosse—Each year an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted globally. This mountain of food would be over eight Eiffel Towers tall and includes about 45% of fruit...

The natural capital concept can guide decisions and assess environmental risk. - news

by Elisabeth Jeffries — After constructing a plant in an arid part of India, buildings materials manufacturer LafargeHolcim opted not to buy efficient water equipment. Instead, it helped...

CDL partners to launch sustainability academy to achieve climate goals - news

by Antonio Pasolini—The city-state of Singapore is making a pioneering move towards meeting its climate mitigation goals. A joint effort by City Developments Limited (CDL) and the...

Brexit could be bad for the environment - news

By Reynard Loki — A new report by Sustainalytics, a sustainability research and analysis firm, suggests that Brexit could prompt British companies to slack off on green schemes, which...

KKR portfolio companies get new green solutions platform - news

Interview by Kelly Eisenhardt As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance for mainstream investors, KKR’s pioneering environmental initiative...

Do reports make a good stakeholder engagement tool? - news

The corporate world is now well-versed in producing an annual document showcasing best practice. But can sustainability reports actually be used effectively as a stakeholder engagement tool?...

Intasave’s solar Songs are bang on tune for Kenya - news

A solar power system is being introduced by the global non-profit environmental organisation Intasave Energy to bring clean sustainable electricity to a Kenyan community. Initially the...

Reporting in Europe breaks new ground - news

This year the first directive mandating non-financial corporate disclosures is due to take effect across the EU which breaks new ground in corporate reporting requirements. Elisabeth Jeffries...

Kangwon turns abandoned mines into modern resorts - news

Kangwon Land, a South Korean company that redevelops abandoned mines into resorts, casinos, and conference centres has been recognised as one of Korea’s most sustainable enterprises for...

ZSL expands palm oil web tool to bolster investor decision-making - news

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is aiming to bring further clarity to the complex world of palm oil production through the launch of its expanded Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit...

P&G raises bar on greenhouse gas emissions reductions - news

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has set a new goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30% by 2020. The goal was developed in partnership with World Wildlife Fund...

APP pledge to restore peatlands sets important benchmark - news

One of the world’s largest paper producers is to clear and restore 7,000 hectares of its plantations in Indonesia to protect carbon-rich peatlands. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) hopes...

APP exits plantations to protect tropical peatlands - news

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is committing to retire around 7,000 hectares of commercial plantation areas to protect threatened carbon-rich peatlands, the first time that plantations on...

Change your diet and save the planet! - news

Climates , a start-up social network, is calling on people to go 'Climatarian' for their health and the planet.  Switching to a climatarian diet can save a tonne of CO2 a year-...

Are sustainability ratings asking the right questions? - news

Why is it that inherently unsustainable oil and gas companies rank so well in sustainability indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index? Tom Idle explores a new approach to...

Japan Tobacco makes progress with sustainability initiatives and reporting - news

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) has published a report outlining its sustainability initiatives and performance for 2014. JT began developing its sustainability strategy in 2012, initially focussing on...

EP&L analysis gives Kering critical new business insights - news

A pioneering environmental impact report is being shared worldwide by Kering, the French holding company for global fashion and sportswear brands, including Gucci, Balenciaga and Puma....

McDonald's makes global commitment on deforestation - news

McDonald’s has announced a global commitment on deforestation across its expansive global supply chain. The commitment builds on the fast food giant's Global Sustainability...

Global carbon emissions stall, finds IEA data - news

Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a...

‘Forest 500’ rates top players in race against deforestation - news

FMCG giants Danone, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benkiser, Kao and Unilever are among the top players tackling the problem of deforestation, according to a new ranking from charity...

Going round in circles? - news

The ground is being prepared for our transition from linear to circular thinking. But what does it really mean for business? Miranda Ingram reports Remember when brown paper and bits of...

Suppliers in US, Brazil, China and India least resilient to climate change risks - news

Lack of preparation currently leaves supply chains in Brazil, China, India and the US more vulnerable to climate risks than those in Europe and Japan. While, suppliers in China and India deliver...

SC Johnson cleans up greenhouse gas emissions - news

Household giant SC Johnson has cut its greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing sites more than 50% and reduced manufacturing waste by 71% since 2000, according to its 2014 Sustainability...

Building a sustainable future - news

We, in the OECD countries, spend about 90% of our lives inside buildings so it should be pretty clear that healthy and comfortable indoor environments contribute significantly to overall health...

EC climate deal falls short on renewables targets - news

While the European Council has just agreed a new climate and energy deal that sets a binding domestic Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) target of “at least” 40%, it has failed to agree...

Europe urged to agree bold climate and energy policies - news

Leading businesses including Acciona, Coca-Cola Enterprises, DSM, Ferrovial, Philips, Skanska, Shell, and Unilever are urging EU ministers to agree an ambitious package on climate change at this...

The new breed of social worker - news

After earning an MBA at Yale, Christine Bader spent nine years with BP as manager of policy development creating social programmes to aid workers and local residents as the energy giant built...

Incorrect emissions and energy data wrong foots Timberland - news

Timberland, of Stratham, New Hampshire, creator of the famed yellow leather work boot, is in the midst of rectifying a self-inflicted CSR public relations problem. In mid-July the $1.6bn...

National Grid named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 - news

National Grid has taken the mantle of Responsible Business of the Year from Jaguar LandRover following last night's Business in the Community's (BITC's) Awards. National Grid was...

Business needs to consider plastic footprint as much as carbon - news

Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains, according to...

Europeans wasting €2.4bn on annual energy bills - news

European households are losing €2.4bn, wasting 12 TWh of energy annually, and emitting an extra 3.3m tonnes of CO2 – more than enough to power every home in five European countries....

Semrau cleans up at SC Johnson - news

Kelly Semrau, senior vp- global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability, at SC Johnson, tells Ethical Performance about the household cleaning giant’s approach to CR and...

Carbon spotlight falls on food giants - news

The ‘Big 10’ food and drink companies together emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia and, if they were an individual country, would rank as the 25th most polluting, a new...

Air leak detection helps Nissan win environmental award - news

Combing through miles of tubing in the compressed air system in Nissan’s manufacturing facilities and repairing enough leaks to save 11,300 megawatt hours of energy last year, has helped...

Bloomberg becomes UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change - news

Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. In this role, Bloomberg...

New ‘green’ fuel could increase CO2 emissions, says What Car? - news

The introduction of a ‘greener’ petrol to meet EU regulations could increase harmful CO2 tailpipe emissions, says What Car? . The move to introduce E10 fuel, which is expected...

Aluminium makes carbon advances - news

Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminum production in the United States and Canada have declined significantly in recent years according to a new,...

Something new under the sun roof at Ford Motors - news

Global car manufacturer Ford has unveiled a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle. Instead of powering its battery from an electrical outlet, the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept harnesses...

Many top companies still emitting unsustainable levels of CO2 - news

While big names like Unilever and Eli Lilly have earned top spots in a new sustainability ranking, on the flip side 51% of companies were found to be emitting unsustainable levels of CO2....

P&G reports absolute reductions in waste, water, CO2 and energy - news

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble has reported making significant progress in meeting its sustainability in its 15th sustainability report. Len Sauers, vp of sustainability at...

GEPs: showing the way to a greener future? - news

With the global population heading towards nine billion and consumption at around three times the planet’s resources, there’s no doubt that action is needed for sustainable growth in...

City Climate Leadership Awards honour 10 cities for urban sustainability - news

Bogota, Rio and Mexico City are three of the 10 cities recognised for excellence in urban sustainability by Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in their inaugural City...

Big companies making little headway on climate change - news

The world’s largest listed companies are failing to reduce their environmental impacts despite increasing stakeholder, political and scientific pressure, reports the CDP, the international...

City Climate Leadership Awards honour 10 cities for sustainability - news

Bogota, Rio and Mexico City are three of the 10 cities recognised for excellence in urban sustainability by Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in their inaugural City...

Fracking – tipping the scales of climate change - news

The UK government is urging the country to ‘get behind fracking’ in a bid to ensure energy self-sufficiency for decades to come. Every day the newspapers are filled with stories...

There's no getting away from CSR... - news

It wasn’t meant to be a busman’s holiday but once inveigled in the world of CSR there is no escape it seems. My summer destination this year was Brittany, a part of France...

Carbon Trust to tackle waste management - news

The Carbon Trust is to launch the world’s first international business standard to certify the management and reduction of waste. While it is estimated that around 11.2bn tonnes of...

Toyota drives eco agenda - news

Toyota tops this year’s Best Global Green Brands list issued by Interbrand, the New York-based international brand consultancy. The Japanese vehicle maker leads the green table of 50...

Budweiser brewer extends environmental goals - news

Stella Artois and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is ramping up its environmental commitment with seven new global goals that aim to reduce water risks and improve its water...

Natural capital depletion signals huge risk for investors - news

It’s a well-known fact that we are depleting the Earth’s natural resources at a faster rate than we are replacing them. Now a report published by an international business coalition...

Biofuels fuelling world hunger, says new ActionAid report - news

The crops used as biofuel for vehicles in G8 countries would feed half the world’s 870 million hungry people, ActionAid estimates in a new report. The anti-poverty charity says...

Bombay Sapphire revives old mill - news

An old English paper mill, referenced as far back as the Domesday Book, is set to become one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries. The Bombay Sapphire site in Laverstoke,...

Reporting delay under fire as UK government risks CSR reputation - news

The UK government has been accused of betraying commitments to enforce compulsory corporate emissions reporting and of introducing a ‘polluters’ charter’ in its latest budget....

Investor warning: it’s time to look beyond mere carbon disclosure - news

The Institutional Investors’ Group on Climate Change is looking to build real momentum on changing how companies factor in climate change risks to their business operations. Its chief...

US environment agency launches cross-sector greenhouse gas database - news

Details of the highest-emitting US business facilities have been revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The information, based on the 2009 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, which...

Japan under post-Fukushima pressure to cut carbon goals - news

The Japanese government has been told by businesses that it needs to scrap its greenhouse gas emissions target and reconfigure its energy mix in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.  ...

UN backs core values on commodity markets - news

UN-backed principles for commodities-related investments have been established to help institutional investors navigate the sector’s CSR implications. Responsible Investment in...

Major guidelines get a wash and brush up - news

The OECD has formally adopted a revised text of its Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises – 10 years after its last key review. EP looks at what has changed Broadened scope...

CDP turns attention to emissions cost savings - news

Investors managing nearly $8billion (£4.9bn, €5.6bn) have urged the world’s largest companies to implement cost-effective emissions reduction programmes, following the creation...

SRI bodies act to raise profile of ethical investing - news

Leaders of socially responsible investment associations around the world held a strategic summit in New York last month to discuss research collaboration, global policy programmes and sharing...

Dow makes new energy bid - news

Dow Chemical Company is to invest $100million (£62m, €72m) in projects to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. The US-based chemicals giant will distribute the money...

Enel proposes to tackle third world energy gap - news

Multinational power company Enel is to focus its efforts on bridging the ‘energy divide’ that prevents poor people around the world from accessing electricity. The Italian...

IT sector to get guidelines on CO2 reporting - news

Guidance for information technology companies on a universal standard for the reporting of carbon emissions is to be developed in a large-scale collaboration of environmental organizations....

inbrief - news

An Irish management software company has set up shop up in the UK. ManageCO2 produces carbon accounting and greenhouse gas emissions management software that it claims will allow UK businesses...

inbrief - news

The US dairy industry has published its first sustainability report. The Innovation Centre for US Dairy, which announced a voluntary goal in 2009 to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of a...

Unilever decides to go for sustainability and growth - news

Unilever has announced plans to 'decouple' its growth from its environmental impact. The global consumer goods company believes it can continue growing while halving its greenhouse gas...

Oil firms try to kill Schwarzenegger bill - news

Oil companies are attempting to scupper a California global warming law that would take effect in 2012. California’s Global Warming Solutions legislation, a bill from the Democrats...

Food giant raises it sights - news

One of the world’s largest food companies has announced ‘more aggressive’ sustainability goals up to 2015, despite having failed to achieve some of its recent targets....

inbrief - news

One in five of the world’s largest 500 companies are beginning to show significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions, according to latest data collected by the Carbon Disclosure Project...

racing teams reveal their emissions – and plan ahead - news

The businesses that run Formula One motor racing teams have published their collective greenhouse emissions and scheduled how they will be reduced over the next two years. The Formula One Teams...

Korean giant to spend $18bn on green initiatives - news

One of Asia’s largest corporations has set aside $18billion to spend on environmentally-friendly business practice over the next ten years. The LG group, which incorporates LG Electronics along...

P&G scorecard will keep tabs on suppliers - news

A suppliers’ environmental scorecard has been introduced by the world’s largest household goods company, which hopes it will be the first step towards an industry standard....

US firms missing emissions targets - news

Carbon emissions among the largest companies in the US are on course to rise by almost four per cent over the next ten years, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In research into...

Walmart targets emissions - news

Walmart has announced a plan to eliminate 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by 2015 – one and a half times its estimated carbon footprint growth...

ICT firms doing pretty well – but not on climate change - news

The sustainability performance of the information technology industry is being undermined by laggards that fail particularly to tackle climate change, the Two Tomorrows consultancy reports in...

Air Liquide shows the way - news

The chemicals industry is potentially missing out on €1billion ($1.4bn, £909million) per company by failing to improve its sustainability performance, says a new report. Research...

Business withdrawals upset Obama efforts - news

Three big companies – BP, Caterpillar, and ConocoPhillips – appear to have withdrawn their support for President Barack Obama's climate change agenda by quitting the US Climate...

Negative corporate impacts cost the earth $2.2trillion - news

The environmental damage caused by the world's 3000 largest companies has been estimated at $2.2trillion (£1.4tn, €1.6tn) by the United Nations. If large companies, including...

Retailers take leadership role by boycotting oil sands products - news

Two large US retailers are to stop using fuel sourced from Canadian oil sands. The organic grocery chain Whole Foods and the household goods group Bed Bath and Beyond have announced measures to...

60 firms test new standards - news

Two new greenhouse gas standards are being tested by 60 corporations to measure the emissions of their products and their supply chains. The Product Life Cycle and the Scope 3 Corporate...

Apple rejects CSR reporting - again - news

For the second year in a row Apple has called on shareholders to reject a resolution urging the computer giant to produce an annual sustainability report. Shareholders are also being discouraged...

Cow methane on McDonald’s agenda - news

McDonald’s has announced a three-year research project in the UK into the methane emissions of its cattle. The fast-food chain, which uses beef from 350,000 cows a year for its burgers, will...

142 investors target Shell over tar sands - news

An investor coalition in the UK has filed a resolution at Shell over the firm’s oil extraction from tar sands. 142 institutional and individual investors have tabled a request that Shell reports...

inbrief - news

All new Coca-Cola vending machines and coolers will be hydrofluorocarbon-free by 2015, the company has said. The move will reduce the equipment’s direct greenhouse gas emissions by 99 per...

inbrief - news

A multinational cleaning company has tripled its emissions reduction commitment as part of a programme with an NGO. JohnsonDiversey, which operates in more than 175 countries, has increased its...

Corporate world needs to act now, regardless of Copenhagen 2009 - news

There are clearly hopes in business circles that next month’s United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen will provide the catalyst for companies to cut their greenhouse gas...

Airlines sector makes pre-Copenhagen commitment - news

Airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers have said they will halve the aviation industry’s carbon emissions by 2050.      British Airways chief executive Willie...

Anderson says mission is 60% accomplished - news

The flooring company Interface is more than halfway to its goal of becoming fully sustainable, claims its founder Ray Anderson. Anderson, who recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his...

Climate change causes rift in US lobbying body - news

A utilities company has left the US Chamber of Commerce, accusing it of ignoring the truth on climate change.   PG&E, a California-based natural gas and electricity utility with a...

Americans begin to move into target-setting mode - news

There has been a ‘sharp spike’ in the proportion of major US companies reporting greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets over the past year, according to the Carbon Disclosure...

Climate change conflict spurs Duke and Alstom to leave coalition - news

Two energy companies have resigned from a US coal industry group over reservations about its climate change stance. US-based Duke Energy and France’s Alstom Power left the American...

Walmart unveils plan for social labels on goods - news

The world’s largest retailer has announced plans to develop a sustainability labelling system for all the products it sells. Walmart is undecided what form the labelling will take,...

Business is 39 years shy of climate targets - news

The world’s largest companies will reach recommended levels of greenhouse gas cuts 39 years too late to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The...

Pepsi puts CSR into new plant - news

PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest beverage and food companies, has opened its first overseas ‘green’ plant in China. The plant, in the western city of Chongqing, is the...

‘Forest disclosure’ is next on the agenda - news

A project has been set up to help investors understand the financial hazards of deforestation. The Forest Footprint Disclosure Project (FFD) is modelled on the Carbon Disclosure Project,...

Carbon system gets thumbs up - news

US Environmental Protection Agency proposals to create a national system for business reporting of greenhouse gas emissions have been welcomed by the Carbon Disclosure Project, an investor...

Hong Kong timber companies ‘need regulation’ - news

Most listed forestry companies on the Hong Kong stock exchange that claim to be environment-friendly are so only by default, and this misleads investors, says Greenpeace China in a new report....

Climate change request receives muted response - news

Only a quarter of companies that supply goods to multinationals have responded to a request for climate change data on their activities. The companies, including many small- and...

Oil and gas sector starts work on GRI guidance - news

Five multinational oil groups are to work with the Global Reporting Initiative to produce sustainability reporting guidelines for oil and gas companies. Amerada Hess, BP, ENI, Shell and...

Indonesia gets palm oil project - news

Oil palm companies in Indonesia are being encouraged to start new plantations on degraded soil instead of cleared forest land. In the same project the World Resources Institute (WRI), a US-based...

inbrief - news

One of the Middle East’s biggest oil producers, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), has announced a three-year corporate responsibility programme. Over the three year period, KNPC...

Indian business makes progress on climate change disclosure - news

Many more of India’s leading companies have signed up to disclose their carbon emissions and climate policies, a second round of reporting has shown. The quality of reporting is...

Marshalls gives all its products carbon labels - news

A building materials company has become the first business to adopt a new carbon labelling scheme for all products. Marshalls, which employs 3000 staff at 67 sites in Britain, has used the...

Alcoa chairman gets Asia award - news

Alain Belda, chairman of the aluminium company Alcoa, has been given an environmental award by the Asia Society, the US institution dedicated to educating Americans about Asia and fostering...

Investors want urgent action - news

A group of more than 130 major global investors issued a joint statement last month warning politicians not to allow the financial crisis to divert attention from tackling global warming....

Carbon standard unveiled - news

A government-backed standard has been created to show businesses how to consistently measure the carbon footprint of their products. PAS 2050, drawn up by BSI British Standards, the Carbon...

Obama factor lifts hopes of new era in American CSR - news

Guarded optimism has taken hold of US corporate responsibility proponents as they prepare for what they hope will be a CSR-friendly administration under president-elect Barack Obama. Few...

Lenovo gets up to speed on climate change - news

The Chinese computer company Lenovo, which has joined The Climate Group, an international non-profit organization, has followed up by announcing rewards for consumers who recycle products and...

Japanese companies accept carbon labelling - news

Carbon footprint labels will appear on food packaging and other products in Japan under a voluntary scheme to persuade companies and consumers to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The labels,...

McCain and Obama on corporate responsibility - news

EP examines the policy plans on corporate responsibility that have been revealed by the two US presidential contenders in the early days of their race to the White House Barring the...

BT sets pace as business gets serious about carbon - news

BT has set aggressive corporate greenhouse gas reduction targets by aiming to cut its total carbon emissions by 80 per cent within 12 years. The goal is a further sign that business is now...

Unilever asks for moratorium in bid to achieve sustainable palm oil - news

Unilever has called for a moratorium in Indonesia on rainforest destruction being carried out for the production of palm oil, which the multinational uses in leading brands, including Dove,...

XBRL: the new answer to questionnaire fatigue? - news

A new system for managing financial information should make it easier for readers of sustainability reports to extract the data they want. EP looks at how it will work What is XBRL?...

financial and non-financial reporting are very different beasts - news

As delegates gather this month for the 2008 Global Reporting Initiative conference in Amsterdam, Ethical Performance offers readers a sneak preview of the Editorial Comment for its 200th issue in...

beverage sector agrees action - news

A programme to provide beverage companies with a way of measuring and managing their carbon footprints was started last month. Companies participating in the Carbon Action Plan will get...

Wal-Mart targets Chinese suppliers - news

Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s biggest retailer, has decided to meet thousands of its Chinese suppliers as part of a campaign to reduce waste and emissions at the factories that make its...

Asian firms are more carbon intensive - news

Asian listed companies are more carbon-intensive than their peers elsewhere in the world – with the result that investors in Asian equity funds are more exposed to carbon risks. A new...

Aid for China on global warming - news

Japan is supporting China’s environmental conservation efforts through six loans worth more than $436million (£222m). The finance, in the form of official development assistance...

Climate change reporting has become the norm - news

Nearly all FT 500 sustainability reporters now publish information on their climate change impacts, suggests a new study. The survey of 335 FT 500 sustainability reporters found that 78 per...

A disappointing debut with too many gaps - news

Wal-Mart has published its long-awaited first sustainability report. US-based reporting specialist Kathee Rebernak provides some thoughts on its scope and value Wal-Mart’s inaugural...

CBI issues 'call to arms' on climate change crisis - news

The chief lobbying organization for large businesses in the UK has for the first time pledged itself unequivocally to playing a major role in mitigating climate change. The Confederation of...

inbrief - news

Six multinationals  have agreed to put pressure on their suppliers to report publicly on their carbon footprints. Cadbury Schweppes, Imperial Tobacco, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Tesco and...

nine aspirations for the coming new year - news

What would you wish for in the corporate responsibility field in 2008? EP asked some of its subscribers for their views. This is what they said. Martin Blake, head of sustainability, Royal...

BHP Billiton 2007 sustainability report - news

Hard copy, 24 pages. Or online at www.bhpbilliton.com Taking account of BHP Billiton’s impacts across a huge range of operations and products is no mean feat. The world’s largest diversified...

US companies ‘fail to tell it like it is’ - news

One of the biggest barriers to the spread of corporate social responsibility in the US is the lack of openness among companies about the problems they face, a leading socially responsible...

inbrief - news

Large public companies would have to publish details of greenhouse gas emissions in their annual financial report under new proposals from the UK Conservative Party.

CDP nets 77% of big companies - news

Harley Davidson is the only company in the automobile and components sector that failed to provide details of its greenhouse gas emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The sector’s 12 other...

investor disclosure is possible, material – and also necessary - news

Fund managers should be as transparent on climate change data as everyone else, argues Nick Robins Over the past decade, investor action on climate change has evolved in remarkable ways. Back...

business challenged on fixation with technology - news

Heads of dozens of international companies have come under fire from a prominent institutional investor for drawing up a statement on climate change that largely confines itself to discussion of...

‘high impact’ companies move into FTSE’s sights - news

Companies with a relatively heavy impact on climate change have been given just under a year to meet strict new criteria to remain in, or enter, the FTSE4Good index. Finalized climate change...

fund managers need to move into political arena - news

Investors must make it clear they require governments to take the lead on global warming, says Rory Sullivan Climate change is rapidly emerging as our greatest environmental and economic...

Alcan helps provide solar cookers - news

Solar cookers and pans are being given to 1000 rural families in the Banda Aceh region of Indonesia by the international Alcan group in partnership with Klimaschutz, a German non-governmental...

electricity sector starts talking about climate - news

Eight of the world's largest electric utility companies have released an 'agenda for concerted action' on greenhouse gas emissions. The eight companies, representing about a tenth of the...

eight years of talk haven’t got us very far - news

When the UK government embarked on its reform of corporate law, Google was operating out of a garage. More than eight years should have been long enough to achieve a reasonably decent result. But...

investors move on climate - news

Institutional investors managing assets worth more than £850billion ($1600bn) pledged last month to use their collective financial weight to encourage companies to reduce their greenhouse gas...

pressures mount on carbon disclosure - news

Investors are not yet asking companies the right questions about their carbon strategies. As a result, companies are not providing the information needed Interest in the effects of climate...

climate change action lags behind awareness - news

Nine in ten of the world's major companies now fully accept the commercial risks posed by climate change, but less than half have yet taken any significant action to reduce emissions. Results...

‘Equator 2’ raises the bar - news

Financial institutions have welcomed an update of the Equator Principles, ethical guidelines for lending on large-scale project finance. However, they say the latest adjustments will lead to only...

IFC completes long-haul revision of ethical policies - news

Revamped social and environmental standards at the World Bank’s private sector lending arm will come into effect at the end of this month. The ‘performance standards’, made public last month,...

no short cuts when it comes to tackling climate change - news

Planting millions of trees is no morning-after pill for industry’s carbon excesses , argues Jutta Kill Can tree-planting ‘neutralize’ the climate damage caused by the emissions of an...

Australian coal sector acts on emissions - news

Coal producers in Australia have collectively set aside A$300million ($215m, £125m) to find ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Each of the 19 companies that have signed up so far pays a...

responsible business practice is not only a company concern - news

Has a battleship invaded corporate social responsibility’s pond? CSR is usually regarded as a private sector concern, mainly engaging large listed companies. The public sector has hardly figured...

Goldman Sachs joins fray - news

US-based investment bank Goldman Sachs has moved to improve its social and environmental performance by agreeing to report publicly on the greenhouse gas emissions of power plants that it...

a shift in business practices does not require a change of heart - news

When the history of corporate social responsibility is written, 2005 may be remembered not for the furore over the abolition of the Operating and Financial Review, but for the entry of two of the...

ICI takes fresh look at its responsibilities - news

Chemicals group ICI has begun a major review of its corporate social responsibility programmes and policies. The UK-based multinational, which has operations in 50 countries and a...

key guidelines emerge in new, tougher guise - news

The World Bank's private sector lending arm has issued a revised draft of changes to its social and environmental policies after allegations that it has been trying to water them down. The...

Japanese firms to report on climate change - news

About 8000 companies will report their greenhouse gas emissions under a law passed by Japan last month in its efforts to meet the demands of the Kyoto Protocol. From 1 April next year the...

business leaders want climate change lead - news

The heads of 13 UK and international companies have written a letter to prime minister Tony Blair demanding a 'strong policy framework' on climate change so that businesses know where they stand...

investors call for emission reports - news

Twenty-six institutional investors have released a ten-point action plan calling on US companies to provide ‘comprehensive analysis and disclosure’ about the financial risks they face from...

technology aids energy moves - news

Technology is being produced to help Australian companies to improve energy efficiency while protecting the environment. The software will collect and analyse data on a company's use of fuel,...

two SRI indexes for Australia - news

Australian investors will soon have two options for selecting CSR performers. Australia’s first SRI index is being established by RepuTex, the social responsibility ratings agency, to track the...

inbrief - news

The Climate Group , a global coalition of companies, cities, states and governments committed to collaboration on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, has been launched by...

US funds weigh in on climate change - news

Investor pressure on companies to address climate change has risen to an unprecedented level with the release of a ten-point ‘call for action’ by ten of the...

music industry giant reveals CSR songsheet - news

The world’s largest music publishing company has unveiled a social responsibility policy. EMI Group, which has a roster of 1000 recording artists and a turnover of...

second round on disclosure - news

The Carbon Disclosure Project is to send forms to FTSE500 companies next month asking them about their climate change mitigation strategies. The move follows last...

oil firms are 'poles apart' on tackling climate change - news

There are huge differences in the approaches large oil companies are taking to climate change, according to an analysis of corporate responses to global warming. A...

business offered key indicators - news

An influential industry body that campaigns on CSR has published 27 indicators that it believes all companies should be using in social and environmental reports. The...

ExxonMobil now ‘on its own’ - news

ExxonMobil is now alone among the four ‘supermajor’ oil and gas companies in refusing to take meaningful action on global warming, according to a study released by Claros...

Citigroup’s green pledges lead to ‘ceasefire’ - news

A ‘ceasefire’ has been agreed between the world’s largest financial services company and an environmental non-governmental organization. Rainforest Action Network has...

inbrief - news

Polluting companies may eventually be sued by homeowners for damage, such as flooding, caused by global warming, a leading climate expert has said. Myles Allen of Oxford...

downturn will not hit CSR, say chief execs - news

Less than one in five global company leaders believe the current economic downturn will affect their business’s commitment to corporate social responsibility....

Alcoa steps up its reporting - news

Aluminium giant Alcoa is to publish a combined environmental and community report alongside its financial annual report this year. The world’s largest aluminium...

firms ignoring climate change - news

The vast majority of heads of large companies accept that climate change is a risk to profits, but only a third have actually addressed those risks, according to a survey....

Exxon makes climate move - news

ExxonMobil is to invest $100million (£63m) in a project that will look at ways of substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Global Climate and Energy Project will...

investors demand better disclosure - news

Thirty institutional investors have significantly stepped up the pressure on companies to improve disclosure on their social and environmental impacts by jointly demanding...

firms push on emissions - news

Some of the UK’s largest pension funds are to launch a shareholder engagement initiative that seeks to persuade large companies to report on their carbon emissions in line...

Nike makes reporting debut - news

Nike has released its first corporate responsibility report. The document, which uses Global Reporting Initiative guidelines, concentrates mainly on labour standards and...

inbrief - news

Revised guidelines on company reporting of greenhouse gas emissions have been produced by the UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. The new...

inbrief - news

The UK government has re-launched its Making a Corporate Commitment (MACC) initiative, which promotes environmental improvements. When introduced in 1993, MACC focused on...

Lloyds equality policies produce dramatic results - news

The UK’s second largest high street bank is claiming to have achieved a 14.5 per cent increase in the number of women in senior management positions last year. The...

BA to introduce social and ethical sourcing for its suppliers - news

British Airways is to introduce a social dimension to its supplier guidelines as part of an update of its purchasing statement. The statement, which applies to all new and...

inbrief - news

BP Amoco has commissioned an independent audit of its greenhouse gas accounting and reporting systems. The oil giant, which wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 10 per...

Rio Tinto acts on its safety record - news

Rio Tinto has begun an overhaul of its safety procedures after admitting to an ‘unacceptable deterioration’ in workplace accidents last year. The third environmental...

business urged to endorse greenhouse gas indicators - news

The vexing question of how to standardise corporate reporting of greenhouse gas emissions has come closer to being resolved, following the publication of official guidelines by the...

sustainability fund will back innovators - news

Five of Europe’s largest insurers are to launch a $100 million venture capital fund that will invest in companies promoting sustainability. The Sustainability Fund, which will...

Shell to begin work on social audit indicators - news

Shell is to draw up its own sustainability indicators as part of an attempt to improve its social and environmental reporting. The oil giant, which recently sent out 100,000 copies...

ITV recognised as top community investor - reports

Leading a cohort of 25 companies who are pioneering best practice in Corporate Social Responsibility, ITV was crowned the inaugural top contributor in the GivX Community Value Award (the GivX...

Sustainability at Fetzer Vineyards: A Regenerative Approach to Enhancing Environment and Communities - reports

Fetzer Vineyards , a pioneer in sustainable winegrowing, announces the release of Road to Regeneration: Corporate Consciousness Report, highlighting key milestones achieved through 2016 and...

Coca-Cola in Western Europe sets ambitious new sustainability commitments on drinks, packaging and society - reports

The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners (ticker: CCE) are today launching their first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for Western Europe, This is Forward,...

Marathon Petroleum Corp. Expands Safety and Greenhouse Gas Data Reporting - reports

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) has released its 2017 Citizenship Report, which includes expanded data on safety, greenhouse gas emissions, process safety events, waste generation and...

The Home Depot Strengthens Forestry Protection and Improves Chemical Standards in 2017 Responsibility Report - reports

The Home Depot® is increasing its protection of High Conservation Value Forests and tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) by not accepting any wood products from The Amazon (South...

TransCanada Releases 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

TransCanada has released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, providing a comprehensive update on the company’s performance on environmental, social and governance topics...

Symantec Educates One Million Students in STEM - reports

As a global corporate citizen, Symantec believes in its shared responsibility to tackle issues that leverage its size, scale and expertise about the cyber security threat landscape to make the...

American Express Aligns Its CSR Efforts Toward Its North Star, Service - reports

Today, American Express published its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, titled “The Service Effect.” The report describes how service has shaped the...

CBRE Releases Tenth Annual Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, has released its tenth annual Corporate Responsibility Report. The 2016 report – themed “Building...

Cargill boosts positive impact for customers and communities - reports

Building on strong earnings in fiscal 2017, Cargill is working to continue growing its business and corporate responsibility impact. The company’s 2017 annual report, launched today,...

Caesars Entertainment Publishes 2017 Citizenship Report with New Strategic Framework - reports

In 2016, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) introduced the gaming and entertainment industry’s most aggressive carbon reduction targets, secured Triple A scores in three CDP...

Arçelik to reduce energy use in production by 45% in line with its - reports

Leading global home appliances company Arçelik A.?. has published its 9th sustainability report disclosing 2020 sustainability goals.

ACI Sustainability Report: “Bold Collective Actions” Needed for Transformational Change - reports

American Cleaning Institute Report, “Foundations for Transformation,” Showcases Steps Industry is Taking to Tackle Most Critical Issues

Danish energy company reduces emissions faster than science demands - reports

DONG Energy announces that its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 96% by 2023 is now officially approved by the Science Based Target initiative as aligned with climate science. The target...

Cigna Releases Fourth Annual Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

With the release today of its 2016 Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility Report, global health service leader Cigna (NYSE:CI) shares the specific initiatives through which the company applies...

HP announces new social and environmental goals with release of the HP 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Sustainability serves as a guiding principle for how HP does business, fueling the company’s innovation and growth. It supports HP’s vision of creating technology that makes life...

M&S publishes its Ten Years of Plan A Report 2017, and connected Annual and Human Rights Reports - reports

M&S updates on its suite of connected value reports and sets the scene for a new generation of Plan A initiatives.

In its continuing mission to improve every life, 3M announced today the publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report. - reports

The 2017 Sustainability Report covers what 3M accomplished throughout 2016 in addressing significant global challenges involving raw materials, water, energy and climate, health and safety, as...

State Street Achieves Its Environmental Goals Three Years Ahead of Schedule and Details Corporate Responsibility Practices in Annual Report - reports

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced the release of its 2016 Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, which highlights the company’s commitment to corporate citizenship, and...

Teck Reports 2016 Sustainability Performance - reports

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck”), has released its 16th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2016 and progress...

FedEx Announces the Launch of the 2017 Global Citizenship Report - reports

The 2017  Global Citizenship Report  (GCR) is now available at  csr.fedex.com . The report showcases how FedEx connects people, businesses and communities in ways that advance...

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Commitments and Programs - reports

General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates.

Scotiabank showcases progress on CSR strategy: Better Future, Better Off - reports

Scotiabank published its  2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report, Investing in Progress , as well as a  new CSR website  today. In this report Scotiabank...

RB Publishes Sustainability Report Showing Good Progress on Targets and Commitment to UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals - reports

RB, the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, today launched both its 2016 Sustainability Report and its Annual Report and Financial Statements.

Monsanto 2016 Sustainability Report Marks Substantial Progress Against Goals - reports

Monsanto Company has released its 2016 Sustainability Report,  Growing Better Together . Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change through...

ANZ shaping a world where people and communities thrive - reports

ANZ has released its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Review, which reports on how it is tackling its most material sustainability issues.

Going Beyond: SC Johnson Releases Its 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Company Aspires to be the Champion of Ingredient Transparency SC Johnson, maker of trusted consumer brands like Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, today released...

Symantec Releases its FY16 Corporate Responsibility Report Demonstrating Its Commitment to Making the World a Better and Safer Place - reports

The company invites its stakeholders to review the report and complete a brief stakeholder feedback survey. As an incentive, survey respondents can vote for one of three nonprofits to receive a...

BD Releases 2015 Sustainability Performance Update Report - reports

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, has published its 2015 Sustainability Performance Update report.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA Publishes 2015/2016 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA recently issued its 2015/2016 Global Corporate Responsibility Report. The report provides an overview of the company’s corporate responsibility...

Jackson Family Wines Announces 2021 Sustainability Goals - reports

Today California-based Jackson Family Wines shared its first sustainability report, supported by a list of comprehensive 5-year goals. The family-owned wine company, known for its portfolio of...

Caesars Entertainment 2016 Citizenship Report: Sustained Progress and Leadership - reports

In 2015 Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) and related entities generated $4.4m of contributed value for every $10m in revenue, according to the company’s seventh annual...

Hess Corporation’s 2015 Sustainability Report Shows Commitment to Safety and Responsible Business Practices - reports

Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) has released its 19 th annual Corporate Sustainability Report, providing a comprehensive look at the company’s strategy and performance on safety,...

Gildan Releases its 2015 Genuine Gildan® CSR Report - reports

Gildan's 2015 corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSR) report was released on the Company’s CSR dedicated website genuinegildan.com.  Among other information,...

HP Releases 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

HP released its 2015 Sustainability Report today illustrating the progress it is making to support its vision of creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

3M’s 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Every day, 3M innovation aims to tackle some of the world’s most pressing areas of concern. The 2016 Sustainability Report outlines 3M’s progress and commitments toward improving...

Kellogg Company Listens to Consumers, Helps Farmers, Relieves Hunger as Highlighted in New Report - reports

In honor of World Environment Day on June 5, Kellogg Company is pleased to share its ninth annual Global Corporate Responsibility Report, now available online at www.KelloggCompany.com. As a...

M&S publishes its 2016 Plan A, and connected Annual and Human Rights Reports - reports

UK-based retailer M&S publishes its most comprehensive suite of connected value reports.   The 2016 M&S Plan A Report is an annual update of progress against its Plan A...

Teck Reports 2015 Sustainability Performance - reports

Teck Resources Limited ("Teck”) has released its 15th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2015 and progress towards its short- and long-term...

2015 Progress Report: L’Oréal’s Sustainability Program is Accelerating - reports

L’Oréal unveils the 2015 results of Sharing Beauty With All, the Group’s sustainability program that sets ambitious commitments for 2020. In 2015, the Group made important...

Novartis Releases 2015 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report - reports

Novartis has published its 2015 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report. The report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, with disclosure at...

Postal Sector Reaches 2020 Target of 20% CO2 emissions reduction six years ahead of schedule - reports

IPC Postal Sector Sustainability Report announces that the IPC Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System (EMMS) programme reached its 2020 target of achieving a 20% reduction in...

CN issues Delivering Responsibly sustainability report - reports

CN today issued its fifth sustainability report, Delivering Responsibly, outlining the company’s programs and achievements in safety, corporate governance, community involvement, human...

Chemical Safety, Transparency, Climate Change Among Top “Critical Issues” Ranked in Cleaning Product Industry Sustainability Report - reports

The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) 2015 Sustainability Report showcases the cleaning products industry’s progress toward sustainable development and unveils ACI’s...

Caesars Entertainment Publishes Sixth Annual Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) is pleased to announce the publication of its sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report covering 2014 through the first half of 2015. Entitled...

OTE and COSMOTE launch joint 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

OTE Group is the leading telecommunications provider in Greece and one of the pre-eminent providers in South East Europe, offering its customers excellent quality products and services. ...

Delhaize Group releases 2014 Sustainability Progress Report - reports

Delhaize Group, has published its 2014 Sustainability Progress Report today online at http://sustainabilityreport.delhaizegroup.com.

Novartis releases 2014 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report - reports

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report for 2014.

Deutsche Telekom publishes 13th CR Report - reports

Deutsche Telekom's Corporate Responsibility Report for 2014 concentrates on the most important topics for Deutsche Telekom and its stakeholders, including privacy, the supply chain and...

L’Oréal unveils first results of Sharing Beauty with All - reports

One year after the launch of L'Oréal's Sharing Beauty with All programme for sustainable development, with ambitious and quantified objectives, the Group has unveiled the first...

Benefiting clients and communities - UBS makes progress on integrating societal and financial performance - reports

For the 14th year in succession UBS has incorporated information on its corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy and performance in its Annual Report. Key information is also...

Stockland launches FY14 Reports - reports

Stockland, Australia’s largest diversified property group, is proud to announce the launch of its online FY14 Sustainability Reporting. This supports the Annual Review 2014, the...

Mars, Incorporated Publishes 2013 Principles in Action Summary - reports

Mars, Incorporated publishes its fourth annual Principles in Action Summary on mars.com , which details the company’s approach to business – the challenges it shares with society,...

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report - reports

New York – Citi released its 14th Global Citizenship Report, an annual overview addressing the company’s social, environmental and governance achievements and challenges.

UBS commits to holistic advancement of its societal activities - reports

As a globally active, client-centric and diversified financial firm, and the world’s largest wealth manager, UBS is in a unique position to help its clients address their societal concerns.

Smiles for the Future Bel Group publishes second CSR report - reports

“Our CSR program is specific to us: firstly, because it addresses the issues that directly affect our growth strategy and, secondly, because it draws on our nature as a global operator in...

Bayer publishes first integrated report: Sustainability part of corporate strategy - reports

“We are convinced that we can only achieve lasting commercial success if we balance economic growth with ecological and social responsibility.” Dr Marijn Dekkers, ceo

Interface Europe reaches sustainability milestones, achieving 90% carbon reduction - reports

World’s largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing facility in The...

Stockland releases its Annual Review 2013 and online sustainability reporting - reports

Stockland, Australia’s largest diversified property group, is proud to announce the the release of the company’s second integrated report, the Annual Review 2013, providing a...

Our Shares Values - BHP Billiton's 2013 Sustainability Report - reports

As part of BHP Billiton’s community commitment, they voluntarily invest one per cent of their pre-tax profit, calculated on the average of the previous three years’ pre-tax profit,...

Brown-Forman Publishes Fourth Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Spirits and wine corporation Brown-Forman has published its fourth corporate responsibility report, covering the company’s global commitments to alcohol responsibility, environmental...

WPP publishes its Sustainability Report 2012/13 - reports

WPP, a leading communications services group, is committed to improving its own sustainability performance and to working with its clients on sustainability.

UPS releases its annual 2012 Sustainability Report with the theme 'More of What Matters' - reports

Today, UPS released its annual 2012 Sustainability Report with the theme “More of What Matters.” Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased...

BHP Billiton's 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

BHP Billiton’s first Charter value is ‘Sustainability’. Operating sustainably underpins everything BHP Billiton does. 

Bentall Kennedy releases CR Report - reports

Bentall Kennedy release CR Report.

Marks & Spencer publishes its 2013 Plan A Report - reports

It is now six years since Marks & Spencer launched its Plan A sustainability programme. Its 2013 Plan A Report provides an update on progress with the achievement of 139 out of 180...

Nestlé report sets out forward-looking commitments - reports

Bayer drives forward global sustainability commitments - new report published - reports

The Bayer Group has published its 2011 Sustainable Development Report. The Bayer Group is well on the way to implementing its comprehensive Sustainability Program. This is underlined by the...

Delhaize Group presents its fifth Sustainability Progress Report - reports

Delhaize Group, the Belgian international food retailer presents its fifth Sustainability Progress Report. The online report reflects on the Group’s sustainability performance over the period...

Reckitt Benckiser announces Carbon20 results and publishes 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

Reckitt Benckiser, a world leader in health, hygiene and home products, has achieved a remarkable 21% improvement in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions per dose since 2007 – beating its 2020...

L'Oreal's new sustainable development report - reports

L'Oreal, world leader in Beauty, has published its 2011 Sustainable Development Report in the form of a printable summary in the corporate website.  This section presents the commitments...

Citi has published its 2011 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi published its 12th annual Global Citizenship Report today. The report covers the bank's performance in its social and environmental priority areas, informed by two centuries of experience in...

Updated 2012 online-course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector - calendar

With record levels of greenhouse gas emissions in 2011, and record levels of weather-related impacts, costs and financial losses, we know climate change is here to stay, and to only become...

GlaxoSmithKline publishes its 2011 CR Report - reports

GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) new Corporate Responsibility Report reiterates its commitment to operate responsibly, openly and transparently and sets out advances made on this agenda during 2011.

Hasbro publishes first CSR report - reports

Hasbro Announces Commitment to Eliminate PVC from Core Product Packaging in the Company’s First Corporate Social Responsibility Report

TELUS releases its 2010 CSR Report - reports

TELUS’ 2010 CSR Report provides transparent, balanced and comprehensive disclosure of their combined economic, social and environmental triple-bottom-line performance.

Constellation Energy issues its annual CSR Report - reports

Constellation Energy has issued its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, detailing the company’s 2010 sustainability initiatives, performance and goals. It focuses on Constellation’s...

Mosaic Company publishes Sustainability Report - reports

The Mosaic Company has completed its second company-wide sustainability assessment and published a sustainability report summarizing progress on key initiatives in the areas of food, water,...

Linklaters launches fourth annual corporate responsibility report - reports

Linklaters' fourth annual corporate responsibility (CR) report has revealed that the firm has helped social ventures generate £7.5m worth of investment, through the innovative use of structured...

BHP Billiton publishes 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

BHP Billiton reduced the greenhouse gas intensity of its global operations by 18 per cent and has exceeded its $300 million commitment to supporting energy efficiency and low GHG emission...

Climate Change Leader (IEMA) Approved - calendar

In a world rapidly warming up, and as a response to legal and social pressures, businesses need to adopt innovative and cost- effective ways to limit their adverse effects regarding climate change....

Freeport-McMoRan announce 2010 Working Toward Sustainable Development report - reports

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) announces its 2010 Working Toward Sustainable Development report. This report is in accordance with the GRI G3 reporting guidelines.

Green Buildings Asia - calendar

Buildings account for 35% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. With the introduction of stringent national energy efficiency regulations, property owners, developers and designers must act to...

Vaisala publishes its third corporate responsibility report - reports

Vaisala, the global environmental and industrial measurement company based in Finland, has published its third corporate responsibility report.

The Carbon Show 2011 - calendar

Gain the tools to allow your organisation to capitalise on clean, green growth at The Carbon Show 2011. As the only show that covers the full life cycle of carbon, The Carbon Show is a must-attend...

National Grid Publishes 09/10 CR Review - reports

Energy company National Grid has published its 2009/10 Corporate Responsibility Review, 'Shaping a Responsible Future'. The Review complements the company's online corporate responsibility report...

New report: how companies are making most of new emissions regulations - reports

Before you invest time and money proceeding with a carbon reduction plan, find out what information the UK Government now demands from your company in Ethical Corporation's new report...

GE releases Annual Citizenship Report - reports

GE today released its sixth annual Citizenship Report, entitled Renewing Responsibilities

Unilever publishes its latest Sustainable Development Report - reports

Unilever's latest Sustainable Development Report outlines an ambitious new vision to double the size of its business while reducing its environmental impact.

Citi Releases 10th Annual Citizenship Report - reports

Citi has released its 10th annual Global Citizenship Report.

New CSV Report released by Nestlé - reports

Nestlé has published its new Creating Shared Value (CSV) Report 2009, which this year highlights the company's achievements on nutrition, water and environmental sustainability and rural...

UTC Publishes Second Integrated Report - reports

United Technologies Corporation Publishes Second Integrated Annual and Corporate Responsibility Report.

L'Oreal publishes its 2008 report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2008 Sustainable Development Report.

Mobilising development: Vodafone's latest CSR Report - reports

Vodafone’s latest CR Report, published today, highlights how the company’s expansion in emerging markets is promoting economic development by increasing access to communications.

Procter & Gamble's 2005 Sustainability Report - reports

Procter & Gamble has published its 2005 Sustainability Report.

The Rio Tinto Sustainable Development Review - reports

For the sixth year in a row, significant improvements in safety performance are picked out in Rio Tinto's newly released Sustainable Development Review

Can you grow shareholder value while reducing your carbon emissions? - reports

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is committed to cutting its total greenhouse gas emissions by three per cent every year until 2010, independent of organic growth. Over the past decade UTC...

The Singapore Sustainability Academy launches as training and networking hub - bestpractice

Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA), a major training and networking hub dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future, opened in June.   ...

SABIC finds profit in good practice - bestpractice

The Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) cuts carbon emissions by recycle CO2. Miranda Ingram reports…    Global petrochemical giant SABIC is celebrating...

UTC Integrates annual financial and corporate responsibility reporting - reports

United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries, has become the first of the 30 Dow Jones industrial companies to publ

Building a better future for children in Sierra Leone - bestpractice

Last year CBRE announced its partnership with Plan International, the international children’s development organisation, in a shared vision to transform a generation of children –...

Barilla’s onto a good thing with sustainability strategy - bestpractice

Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic...

Barilla's onto a good thing with sustainability strategy - bestpractice

Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic...

The Volvo Cars Sustainability Report 2004 - reports

The newly-published Sustainability Report from Volvo Cars outlines the steps the Swedish vehicle manufacturer is taking to improve, from a corporate social responsibility viewpoint. ...

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

Ford Motor Company publishes its eighth sustainability report - reports

For a more sustainable future, Ford Motor Company's eighth sustainability report, is now available

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Report - reports

Nestlé has launched the company's first Creating Shared Value report, including new figures on the impact of its business activities on the environment and society across the world.

Developing the co-operation concept - bestpractice

Employees like to work in companies that act with a social and environmental conscience and play a part in preserving the natural world around them. The mobile phone maker Nokia found in...

Cutting the carbon legacy - bestpractice

Altered environmental attitudes in the construction industry must be among the biggest changes seen in business. Today’s approach of the multinational Swedish construction company Skanska...

Ahead in the clouds - bestpractice

Cloud computing is part of Deutsche Telekom’s continuing drive to limit energy consumption and CO2 emissions. In fact, the company is promoting the use of cloud computing and believes the...

Nestlé has launched the company's first Creating Shared Value report - reports

Nestlé has launched the company's first Creating Shared Value report, including new figures on the impact of its business activities on the environment and society across the world.

incentivizing change - bestpractice

National Grid's vision statement leaves little room for ambiguity. The UK-based power company has set its sights on no lesser challenge than 'safeguarding our global environment for future...

thinking about energy - bestpractice

From a climate change perspective, no form of transport that relies on fossil fuels is a good idea. In the UK, one third of greenhouse gas emissions derive from the transport sector alone. The bulk...

Thinking Big - bestpractice

Enel is huge. And growing. It wasn’t always the case. Italy’s largest electricity company used to be 100 per cent focused on its domestic market. What changed? One word: liberalisation. The...

Royal Dutch Shell has released its 11th Sustainability Report - reports

Responsible Energy: The Shell Sustainability Report 2007 describes the company's ongoing efforts to meet the global energy challenge, which it sums up as more energy, less CO2.

The Colgate-Palmolive online Sustainability Report - reports

Colgate-Palmolive has just published its online sustainability report.

thinking outside the box - bestpractice

As a packaging company, Tetra Pak UK is subject to consumer and regulatory pressure on its environmental record. It has therefore put in place measures to reduce its overall impact on the...

talking the talk - bestpractice

When BNFL took the decision to improve relationships with its stakeholders, the company embarked on a far-reaching dialogue with a wide range of interested parties. An independent third party...

SC Johnson publishes its 2007 Public Report - reports

SC Johnson, the US-based consumer goods manufacturer of products such as Windex®, Shout® and Scrubbing Bubbles®, has published its 2007 Public Report.

making reports more credible - bestpractice

ScottishPower has spent the last three years refining the way it assures its environmental and social reports. This has helped the company to improve the quality...

Diageo's fifth corporate citizenship report - reports

Diageo has just published its fifth corporate citizenship report, in which it looks at its achievements over the past decade and looks at how it will be tackling the challenges ahead.

Responsible Investment - books

Most investment today is conducted by a relatively small number of institutional investors — pension funds and investment managers — who manage the pensions and saving funds of millions...

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