03 Apr '13, 2pm

Twenty years on, corporate sustainability still lacking

Twenty years on, corporate sustainability still lacking

After 20 years of rating c orporate sustainability efforts, German-based oekom research has found that global giants have not been doing nearly enough in their commitments to sustainability. In its most recent annual report , oekom found that only one in six -- 16.7 percent -- of the companies rated has a "good" level of commitment. That so few companies are performing at all well -- none has been accorded oekom's highes t rating -- is especially sobering given that 62 percent of companies now report that they pursue sustainability strategies, and almost two-thirds of those that do state that doing so has been profitable for them. The industry sector with the highest sustainability performance rating was paper and forest, but that sector's rating was only 47.7 out of a possible 100. "The very industry which, more than any other, stands for sustainable management has thus f...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2013/04/03/twenty-years-corp...

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