03 May '11, 12pm

How Leading Firms Make their Sustainability Reports Stand Out

How Leading Firms Make their Sustainability Reports Stand Out

It's springtime and most sustainability teams are in the midst of finishing or have just finished their corporate sustainability reports, Carbon Disclosure Project submittals and other external surveys. This now-annual spring ritual provides sustainability leaders the opportunity to re-secure management commitment to sustainability definitions, goals, and projects and to further strengthen their CSR reports with detailed environmental and operational data. Many CSR reports are heavy on the platitudes and light on specific data. Like traditional annual reports, CSR reports backed with strong data are more credible. The increase in public reporting of environmental sustainability data, especially among large companies, is the last ten years remains stunning. The majority of Fortune 500 companies now issue a CSR report, GRI-based reports are at a all-time high, and the number...

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