The Rankings are in and it is exciting to see the advances in sustainability happening within companies and within our region. What was at first described as 'gaining momentum in the south', has turned into 'substantial advancements.'
The results are in and equally informative are the advancements reported at the annual recognition breakfast. Our region has seen significant adoption, acceleration and results of companies' sustainable practices. This past Rankings year we experienced:
181 companies increasing by 1 category
57 companies accelerating 2 categories
19 remaining in the same category
As a region, we can be very proud of the journey many of our publicly traded companies are making and their accomplishments. The unfortunate aspect is we still have over 100 companies who have yet to adopt or report on sustainable development within their organization. We look forward to this needle moving!
To gain an deeper understanding of the progress and to review the full presentation given at the event by Michael Muyot, President, CRD Analytics click here.
CRD Analytics’ utilizes the SmartView® 360 platform that requires that companies submit GRI G3.1 compliant ESG data to be used for calculating their scores and rankings for the Rankings.
Benchmarking Reports are available to see what other leading sustainable performance leaders are doing (http://smartview.myshopify.com/collections/products) and since the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings incorporate GRI framework, many examples are listed on their website as well. Advisory services are available for companies that need help completing the information and we invite you to get assistance if you need it.
For first time reporting companies CRD recommends starting with Application Level C.
Data for this year’s rankings will be for year ending Dec 31, 2010 and the closing date for the data review is Jan 31, 2012. The top ranked companies from each state will be honored in an awards event in Atlanta, GA, May 1, 2012. We hope you will make plans to attend as our guest.
The different worksheets of the full GRI Content Index template include:
• a general G3 Index and G3 Checklist
• a general G3.1 Index and G3.1 Checklist
• customized Indices for Sector Supplements based on the G3 Guidelines (Financial Services, Electric Utilities, NGO, Food Processing, and Mining & Metals) and G3.1 Guidelines (Airport Operators and Construction & Real Estate)
• corresponding Sector Supplement Checklists.
Reporters declaring Application Level A (+) are expected to fulfill the requirements of the full GRI Content Index template – to report all the required disclosures or explain why they have not.
GRI recommends the full GRI Content Index template be used in all organizations’ reporting, irrespective of their report’s Application Level.
To ensure efficient processes during the Application Level Check, GRI has created customized Content Index templates for Application Levels B and C. These templates contain the same elements as the full Content Index detailed above, except the Sector Supplement Checklists.
For more information on GRI G3.1 Guidelines, click here.
To download the Leading Indicator Self Assessment Survey (LISA) click here As noted on the form, please return completed assessment to: