In the Media
Editorial independence, a journalist’s freedom of expression, and the responsibility a video game creator takes for influencing the mind of a player can now be reported by media companies, thanks to new guidance being launched today (Friday 4 May 2012) at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Press Freedom Day International conference. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for media companies will help increase transparency and accountability in the media.
How Nestlé got a GRI A+ for its Creating Shared Value report
(from GreenBiz;April 17) This month, Nestle has achieved a significant step toward greater transparency: We've met the A+ requirements from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for our annual report on Creating Shared Value.
We know that other food companies have met A+ requirements for reports in certain regions, but we are the first to reach this level for a global report. It was a huge challenge, but we believe it has been worth the effort.
As you may know, the GRI has three reporting levels -- A, B and C -- aimed at encouraging companies and organizations to enhance the quality and transparency of their reporting over time. A "plus" means that reports that have been verified by an independent third party.
Why it's time to link compensation with sustainability.
SAM kicks off annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment – leading companies will make it into the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, invites the 2,500 largest companies in terms of free float market capitalization from all sectors to participate in its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The CSA is the research backbone for the construction of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). After the assessment, companies are included in the DJSI World if their sustainability performance ranks among the top 10% of their industry peers.
The 2012 Sustainability Leaders
Ceres released the 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap to Sustainability(pdf) as a vision and practical roadmap for integrating sustainability into the DNA of business—from the boardroom to the copy room. It analyzes the drivers, risks and opportunities involved in making the shift to sustainability, and details strategies and results from companies who are taking on these challenges.
The Roadmap is designed to provide a comprehensive platform for sustainable business strategy and for accelerating best practices and performance.
What is in The Ceres Roadmap?
The Roadmap sets out 20 expectations for sustainability that companies should start implementing now to be considered sustainable going forward. It is raising the bar for leadership.
Ceres-ACCA Reporting Awards
Since 2002, Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have given out annual awards recognizing excellence in sustainability reporting in North America. The awards are presented each year at the Ceres Conference.
New Ceres/Sustainalytics Report Shows Most U.S. Companies Falling Short on Sustainability
BOSTON – In the first major assessment of progress on a unique Ceres Roadmap to corporate sustainability released two years ago, Ceres and global research and analysis firm Sustainalytics today released The Road to 2020: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability.
The findings - based on an assessment of how 600 U.S. companies are responding to environmental and social challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and supply chain conditions – show individual examples of leadership but significant need for overall improvement.
08 March 2012 Data on the sustainability performance of companies – including carbon emissions, water use and human rights infringements – can now be easily revealed thanks to a new format for tagging data in sustainability reports, being launched today (Thursday 8 March 2012) by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).Sustainability experts say the new format will help people find information hidden in sustainability reports much more quickly and easily.
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