16 Jun '11, 12pm

Why CSR Reports Are a Useful Tool for Greening Your Business

Why CSR Reports Are a Useful Tool for Greening Your Business

Let's be honest. Creating an environmentally sustainable business is a challenge. There are several factors that go into the green equation, from water and energy use to ecological impact, but the idea is to start somewhere and, often times, the best way to start is by tracking the sustainability footprint of your own company. Twelve years ago, Ford Motor Company began releasing its annual sustainability report, designed to both highlight the company's progress in sustainable practices and also show us where our efforts could be improved. Over the years, we've seen significant progress in reducing vehicle emissions, increasing the volume of sustainable and recycled materials used in manufacturing, and putting fuel-efficient vehicles on the road, among other things. But a sustainability report is all about incremental improvement, and business leaders who aren't reporting m...

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