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General Motors Delves Deep Into Its Value Chain: Q&A with David Tulauskas

General Motors Delves Deep Into Its Value Chain: Q&A with David Tulauskas

General Motors’ director of sustainability David Tulauskas shares how the automaker is working to increase supply chain traceability and transparency for commodities like cobalt and rubber.

CDP and CDSB: Companies See Climate Risks But Aren’t Tackling Them

CDP and CDSB: Companies See Climate Risks But Aren’t Tackling Them

A joint report from CDP and CDSB found a giant gap persists in the way companies around the world identify climate-related risks and opportunities, and how they are actually preparing to tackle them.

Emerging Sustainability Accounting and Investment Methodologies Dig Deep

Emerging Sustainability Accounting and Investment Methodologies Dig Deep

Investors frequently assess companies based on their sustainability data, but corporations currently lack a standardized and widely accepted framework to share that information. As major fund providers like Vanguard, State Street, and BlackRock push for better ESG disclosures, new methodologies are emerging. One is an industry-specific disclosure framework from the … Read more »

AEP

The Drive for Disclosure: What Matters and What Doesn’t

It’s sustainability reporting season. CDP’s climate change questionnaire is due June 30. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices questionnaire deadline was at the end of last month. And then there’s a company’s own annual report for shareholders outlining sustainability and financial performance that must be completed. It’s enough to make sustainability … Read more »

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Why Climate Business Risk Disclosures are the New Norm

A new emissions disclosure rule, proposed by the White House this week, would require companies with federal contracts to report on their greenhouse gas emissions, efforts and targets to limit such releases and their climate-change related business risks. “It’s the responsible thing to do to take steps to understand the … Read more »

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SC Johnson Expands Ingredient Disclosure Website

SC Johnson has expanded its ingredient disclosure website to include product-specific fragrance disclosure to consumers, beginning with Glade. An April 2015 study commissioned by SC Johnson from GlobeScan, Implications of SC Johnson Ingredients and Fragrance Disclosure, found that consumers appreciate transparency and want to know what is in the products … Read more »

GRI, CDP Streamline Sustainability Reporting

The Global Reporting Initiative and CDP have published a guide that shows how GRI’s G4 Guidelines and CDP’s 2015 climate change questions are aligned, which means companies can avoid duplicating their disclosure efforts. The two organizations say this will ease the reporting burden for the thousands of companies that use … Read more »

Shell

Shell to Shareholders: Support Climate Change Disclosure

Shell has recommended its shareholders support a climate change resolution. In a letter to shareholders, the company says “Shell has a commitment to transparency.” The resolution, coordinated by ClientEarth, ShareAction and the Aiming for A Coalition, asks Shell to transparently: Stress-test its business models against the requirement to limit global … Read more »

SC Johnson Publishes Restricted Use Ingredients

SC Johnson Publishes Restricted Use Ingredients

SC Johnson has, for the first time, published its “restricted-use” ingredients — chemicals and other materials the company limits or has banned in its products to protect human health and the environment. Eliminated ingredients include bisphenol A (BPA), mercury and mercury-containing compounds, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The … Read more »

EPA Proposes Removing 72 Chemicals from Approved Pesticide List

The EPA has proposed removing 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticide products and is seeking public comment on this proposal. The agency says it is taking this action in response to petitions by the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, Physicians … Read more »

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