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European Parliament Requires Sustainability Reporting

A new law passed by the European Parliament will require the largest companies to include sustainability as part of their annual financial report.  A 599-55 vote applies to publicly-traded with more than 500 employees that must address “policies, risks and results” in relation to “social, environmental and human rights impact, diversity and anti-corruption … Read more »

Tom’s of Maine Sustainability Report: Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Aim for 2020

Tom’s of Maine Sustainability Report: Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Aim for 2020

Tom’s of Maine is aiming to send zero waste to landfill per ton of product made at its Maine manufacturing site by 2020, according to its newly launched “Goodness Report” web site. The site, a de facto sustainability report, features details on the toiletry company’s 2011 benchmarking along with 2015 … Read more »

Nestlé Sustainability Report: 35% Direct GHG Emissions Reduction Targeted

Nestlé Sustainability Report: 35% Direct GHG Emissions Reduction Targeted

Nestlé has announced a goal of reducing its direct greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of product by 35 percent compared to 2005 levels by 2015 amid a raft of targets in its latest sustainability report. But figures from earlier reports suggest that the company may already be on the … Read more »

Henkel Sustainability Report: Water Consumption Cut 2.5%

Henkel Sustainability Report: Water Consumption Cut 2.5%

Chemical manufacturing company Henkel reduced its water consumption by almost 2.5 percent and cut its wastewater production by over 3.75 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2011, Henkel used 7.9 million m3 of water and produced 3.6 million m3 of wastewater. These metrics dropped to 7.7 … Read more »

TD Bank Normalized Emissions Increase 7.5%

TD Bank Normalized Emissions Increase 7.5%

TD Bank increased its normalized carbon emissions 7.5 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2010, the bank produced 2.92 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per employee. In 2011, the latest year that the report covers for this metric, this figure jumped to 3.14 mtCO2e per employee. In 2011, TD … Read more »

Anglo American Named Top Sustainability Reporter

Mining group Anglo American, energy company Centrica and finance group HSBC Holdings have been named the European companies with the year’s best records of sustainability reporting, in an assessment by communications agency Radley Yeldar. The top five European reporters are rounded out with drinks company Diageo and technology firm Siemens, according to How Does … Read more »

Sodexo Sustainability Report: CO2 Emissions Up 1%

Sodexo North America’s carbon dioxide emissions increased just under 1 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2012, the food service and facilities management company released 65,042 metric tons of CO2e, compared to 64,411 in 2011. Sodexo accounts for its carbon footprint following the guidance of the global Greenhouse Gas … Read more »

Doe Run Sustainability Report: Environmental Capital Spending Jumps 45%

Lead producer Doe Run’s spending on environmental capital investment and operations increased by around 45 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. The company’s spending jumped from from $22.5 million in 2010 to $32.2 million in 2011, according to the 2011 sustainability report, released in February. The big increases in spending occurred at the company’s … Read more »

Jaguar Land Rover Sustainability Report: Normalized Manufacturing Energy Use Drops 23%

Jaguar Land Rover Sustainability Report: Normalized Manufacturing Energy Use Drops 23%

Automaker Jaguar Land Rover cut its normalized energy use from manufacturing by 23 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In financial year 2010/11 the company used 4.13 MWh to manufacture each vehicle compared to 3.18 in FY 2011/12. Over that time period the company’s absolute energy use … Read more »

Philips Sustainability Report: GHG Emissions Down 9%

Philips Sustainability Report: GHG Emissions Down 9%

Philips’ carbon footprint declined almost 9 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest combined annual and sustainability report. The electronics company cut its emissions of carbon dioxide equivalent from 1,771 kilotons in 2011 to 1,614 kilotons in 2012. Its sales increased 9.7 percent over that time period. This emissions metric has declined consistently since … Read more »

Maersk Sustainability Report: Normalized CO2 Emissions Drop 11%

Maersk Group reduced its emissions per container by 11 percent in 2012, according to the shipping company’s 2012 sustainability report. The company also reports an 8 percent relative CO2 reduction from a 2010 baseline. Last year, the company released 38.6 million metric tons of CO2, compared to just short of … Read more »

SC Johnson Sustainability Report: Solid Waste Drops 2 Points

SC Johnson Sustainability Report: Solid Waste Drops 2 Points

From 2010 to 2011, SC Johnson reduced its waste output by 2 percentage points, as the company aimed to reduce its solid waste by 70 percent of 2000 levels by 2016. Since the baseline year, the maker of Glade, Pledge, Windex and Off! products has decreased its global manufacturing waste … Read more »