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SustainabilityHQ Highlights (December 10, 2015)
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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 10:10am

G&A Institute interviews American Cleaning Institute’s Brian Sansoni & Melissa Grande…our Top Story this week.
 
As we monitor U.S. companies’ disclosure and periodic reporting on their respective sustainability journeys, we are seeing that companies have both expanding and narrowing choices. Expanding, more U.S. companies either begin or steadily expand disclosure and reporting on their sustainability journey, and widen the range of effective means of telling the story of their corporate responsibility activities.

Narrowing in the sense that the choice of standards more often now means that the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework - now in its fourth generation (“G4″) since the introduction of the GRI approach in 1999-2000 - is considered by managements to be the de facto global standard for their company reporting. Consider: There are now 30,000 sustainability reports in the GRI database - two thirds of the reporting organizations published GRI Reports.  The tally for U.S. company reports in the GRI global database has been dramatically expanding over the past few years.

And what are the preferred means of expanding corporate reporting? We are seeing the choice of frameworks and standards and other means of corporate sustainability reporting steadily expanding.  The GRI report is a foundation activity, and companies embrace additional choices of reporting standards, frameworks, industry codes of conduct, third party guidelines, the templates of third party requests for information such as CDP and RobecoSAM, and much more. All of these choices serve to take sustainability / responsibility / citizenship / environmental performance reporting far beyond choices for sustainability or CR reporting activities a decade ago.

 

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links. Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of December 10, 2015

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