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When It Comes to Sustainability Reporting, What Is Material?

It’s that time of year again. Time to gather emissions data and other environment-related metrics to prepare corporate sustainability reports and respond to CDP’s, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project’s, annual climate questionnaire. Luckily for companies, reporting organizations are increasingly streamlining their frameworks and standards. This makes it easier for businesses, which face … Read more »

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Unilever, Ikea, Royal Dutch Shell, Coca-Cola Enterprises and General Electric are among the 57 global companies, funds and associations that have signed a letter to support a “robust 2030 energy and climate policy framework and energy security strategy that is fully in line with Europe’s long-term climate objectives and that … Read more »

GE, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World

GE, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World

Amgen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and GlaxoSmithKline are among the new additions to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World. Meanwhile Bank of America, General Electric, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Nike are among the companies to get cut from the DJSI World this year. These companies did, however, make the North American … Read more »

Sustainability Board Launches First Sector Standards, for Healthcare

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has released its first set of provisional, industry-specific standards, targeting the healthcare sector. SASB’s provisional standards are available for six industries in healthcare: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment, healthcare delivery, health care distributors and managed care. The standards address the environmental, social and governance issues … Read more »

Novo Nordisk Sustainability Report: CO2 From Energy Jumps 30%

Novo Nordisk Sustainability Report: CO2 From Energy Jumps 30%

Novo Nordisk’s carbon emissions from energy consumption increased 30 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest combined annual and sustainability report. In 2012, the healthcare company’s energy consumption produced 122,000 tons of CO2, compared to 94,000 tons in 2011. Last year was the first year to see a rise in … Read more »

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Belgium-based materials technology and recycling company Umicore tops the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies, according to Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research firm that compiles the annual list. Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos, Norway’s Statoil, Finland’s Neste Oil and Denmark’s Novo Nordisk rounded out the top … Read more »

Companies’ Sustainability Improves – But Reputations Worsen

Companies’ Sustainability Improves – But Reputations Worsen

AXA, Coca-Cola, Deustche Bank, EADS, General Electric and L’Oreal – companies that last year were not getting enough credit for their actual environmental, social and governance performance – have now earned reputations that match their relatively high sustainability achievements, according to a report by Brandlogic and CRD Analytics. The 2012 … Read more »