sustainability reporting Articles

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • Internet-based sustainability reporting

    The early stages of corporate environmental reporting – in the late 1980s and early 1990s – have been focused on free-standing environmental reports, produced on print media and usually prepared as "one size fits all" universal documents. Using the internet provides an array of benefits and offers a number of capabilities of how to progress in the field, particularly along three dimensions: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Qila Energy: Ensuring quality and consistency in biogas across multiple AD plants - Case Study

    Overview Qila Energy is a British engineering company who build Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants throughout the British Isles.  Their revolutionary two-stage process drastically reduces the time required to produce high quality biogas from varied feedstocks.  Qila Energy is an industry leader of the UK’s farm-based AD industry producing high quality biogas that can be ...


    By Geotech

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • Workiva 2015 Sustainability Report

    Letter from the CEO Sustainability involves nearly every department in companies today: research and development, manufacturing, human resources, accounting and finance, operations, customer service, government and community relations, legal and facilities. That’s why managing sustainability data across an enterprise and from a diverse supply chain can be tedious and time ...


    By Workiva

  • 2010 Filtrexx Sustainability Report

    There is a romantic longing to return to nature, to go green. But rare are the opportunities to do so without sacrificing efficiency, economy or other measures of performance. Our relationship to the land is ironic in this sense; we profit from plundering it but are depleted by its depletion, because renewal is not something we can bestow on our inanimate creations.  The ...


    By Filtrexx International, LLC

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • Man - Integrated online sustainability reporting

    Man Group plc is a world-leading alternative investment management business. Founded in 1783, Man has evolved from a physical commodity business to a financial services business trading financial instruments on behalf of institutional and private investors worldwide. Listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE 100, Man employs 1,900+ people operating from city offices in 16 ...


    By cr360 - a UL Company

  • Global reporting initiative sustainability reporting – Case Study

    Challenge: In 2009, an international organization of travel industry executives set an aspirational greenhouse gas reduction goal of 25% by 2020 and 35% by 2035 for their industry (on a 2005 baseline).  A global luxury hotel chain needed to start gathering information to support their commitment to achieving this goal set by the client, and communicating their progress publicly. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A decade of sustainability reporting: developments and significance

    Since the publication of the first separate environmental reports in 1989, the number of companies that has started to publish information on its environmental, social or sustainability policies and/or impacts has increased substantially. This article gives an overview of worldwide trends in the frequencies of reporting in the past decade, based on surveys carried out since the early 1990s. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Asian Development Bank`s Sustainability Report 2009

    All data in this report are from ADB’s data banks unless otherwise indicated. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data in this report. Variations in data in ADB publications often result from different publication dates, although differences may also come from sources and interpretation of data. ADB accepts no responsibility from any consequences of their use. The views ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Sustainability reporting — More than just the environment

    Recognize any of these names: Royal Dutch Shell, Shell International BV, ExxonMobil, Suncor, Total SA, Chevron Corp., BP, Hess Corp.? These organizations have produced nonfinancial reports describing their contribution toward a sustainable future. Their strategies and business plans are connected to the tenets of sustainability and focus on the “triple bottom line,” seeking outcomes that are ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • 2011 Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Report

    In order to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, the world must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions enough to keep global average temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. WRI aims to do its part by curbing its own emissions. As WRI’s global staff and presence has expanded in recent years, we have seen a rise in our emissions. Our Fiscal Year 2011 (Oct. 2010 ...

  • Take control of your sustainability report this year

    It’s reporting season again, and many of you are already in the midst of gathering information to prepare your annual sustainability reports and disclosures. It’s a great time to take a step back and consider the bigger picture about why you report, and then take a look at the process to see if you’re doing it as efficiently and effectively as possible. Why respond to public ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Can sustainability reporting be used as a predictor of industrial disasters?

    Sustainability reporting is a newer type of reporting for businesses world-wide. The reporting is a formalised means of assessing the status of economic, social and environmental factors involved in a business entity. Data included within the reports varies because of the lack of a uniform reporting standard. Even with these conditions, sustainability data can be used to predict the risk of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beyond Reporting – Systematic Approaches to Sustained Corporate Responsibility

    Corporate Responsibility (CR) is undisputed as an essential component of any successful business strategy. In addition, the transparent disclosure and reporting of CR information to a wide range of interested stakeholders is a requirement in the current market place - a part of the Licence to Operate. However, CR as an all-encompassing business management approach is still widely misunderstood ...


    By BSI

  • EC Issues Final Report on the Sustainable Use of Biocides

    On March 16, 2016, the European Commission (EC) issued its final report on the sustainable use of biocides. Article 18 of the European Union’s (EU) biocidal products regulation (BPR) directs the EC to issue a report on how the BPR ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Streamlining the use of legislated reporting to move to ‘life of project’ sustainability reporting

    The minerals industry has made extensive efforts in sustainable development, and reporting of sustainability performance has been increasing. This paper examines the current role of legislated reporting, and the ways in which it can help streamline sustainability reporting, saving time and money. Two sets of sustainability metrics – the global reporting initiative (GRI) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • JSE Head explains the evolution of sustainability reporting

    The Johannesburg Stock Exchange announced on 3 June of this year that a new collaboration with global index provider FTSE Russell will see its environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure indicators align with FTSE Russell’s evolved ESG approach. “The new approach will replace our Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index. It will ...

  • Five Ways to Become the MacGyver of Sustainability Reporting!

    First things first, why should you track and report on sustainability? There are many ways in which organizations who report on corporate sustainability benefit both internally and externally. From an internal standpoint, Sustainability Reporting provides a deeper understanding of a business’s risks, opportunities, strategic direction, operating efficiency, and how they rank in the market ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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