15 Dec '11, 4pm

Sustainability Reports Move From Pioneers to Standard Practice

Sustainability reporting is entering a new phase - it's becoming standard practice. It's no longer a "nice thing to do" for corporate leaders - 95% of the 250 largest corporations in the world now annually report their sustainability performance, up from 80% in 2008, according to a survey by KPMG. The majority of the top 100 companies in 26 of the 34 countries KPMG surveyed produce sustainability reports, including those from developing nations. Sustainability reports commonly include measurements of a company's environmental and social performance, targets for improvement, and analysis of progress toward those targets. "Organizational transparency worldwide is improving - the practice of sustainability reporting is growing fast. Anecdotal evidence also shows that the quality of sustainability reporting improves as companies gain experience, including the integration of th...

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