sustainability reporting guideline Articles

  • Environmental Reporting: Guidelines for Company Reporting on Waste

    Why business waste is important to us all Businesses in Great Britain produce some 80m tonnes of waste each year of which about 5m tonnes are hazardous. Even office workers produce significant amounts of waste. Although about a third of business waste is recycled, about half still goes to landfill. This not only risks damage to our environment, but also represents a massive waste of ...


  • Environmental Reporting: Guidelines for Company Reporting on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

     Guidelines Explain how and why your company emits greenhouse gases from heating your buildings, to distributing your products, to specialist process emissions. Help you as a business to play your part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, whether you do that on a voluntary basis or in response to regulatory requirements, emissions trading or taxation, by setting targets ...


  • 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 ...


  • A Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing: Developer Guidelines for Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Communities

    ForewordThis publication marks a new benchmark in the documentation and advancement of resource-efficient, affordable housing. To date, most efforts in the field of resource-efficient building (i.e. green building, sustainable building) have focused primarily on commercial building.  Until the last two to three years, little effort has been devoted to “greening” traditional affordable ...


  • BS4142 Noise Impact Guidelines Are Beefed Up

    There has been an interesting update come across my desk this week relating to the BS4142 noise impact guidelines. Now, that may not sound the most exciting update in the world but for anyone who works in environmental noise, planning or development they need to sit up and take note. The British Standard (BS) 4142 guidelines currently determines the potential noise impact on residential ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Some elements of energy conservation policy under the energy policy guidelines of Poland

    This paper discusses the energy conservation policy issues in the context of an overall state energy policy, including regulations which came into force under the new Energy Law provisions. As a result of the analysis performed, it was confirmed that in the period of market transformation in Poland, a key factor of energy efficiency improvement would be an appropriate energy pricing policy. At ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The trend of sustainability reporting in Italy: some evidence from the last decade

    This study analyses the evolution of sustainability reporting in Italian listed companies taking into account some differences between 2002 and 2011 reporting practices. The analysis is aimed at showing the presence of normative and mimetic isomorphic pressures towards sustainability reporting and the use of GRI guidelines, and also at highlighting the presence of an improvement in reporting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Morgan Sindall Group Sustainability Report 2013 - case study

    A review of Morgan Sindall Group’s progress along its roadmap, demonstrating top-level commitment to sustainability and examples of achievement. The client Morgan Sindall Group plc is a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2.1 billion, which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • The economy of sustainable tourism

    Sustainability, as defined by the Brundtland Commission, which mentions the needs of present and future generations, is a concept that transcends concern with the environment, though this consideration remains important. Sustainability also relates to culture, way of living and economy. Applied to tourist destinations, sustainability offers guidance of great clarity. Tourism brings significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A measurement infrastructure for sustainable manufacturing

    Global resource degradation, climate change, and environmental pollution are worsening due to increasing globalised industrialisation. Manufacturing industries have thus been put under pressure to cope with these problems while maintaining competitiveness. Sustainable manufacturing has been proposed to meet these challenges. The measurement of sustainability in manufacturing enables the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Making Headway in Europe - Linking GRI’S G4 Guidelines and the European Directive on Non-Financial and Diversity Disclosure

    Linking GRI’S G4 Guidelines and the European Directive on Non-Financial and Diversity Disclosure This linkage document shows the Disclosures from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s G4 Guidelines that can be used to comply with the European Directive on non-financial and diversity information disclosure by certain large undertakings and groups. The Directive came ...


    By Global Reporting Initiative

  • Release: New traffic safety guidelines can save lives on bus corridors worldwide

    Each year, 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization, and traffic fatalities are projected to become the fifth leading cause of premature death worldwide by 2030, ahead of HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, or any type of cancer. One way to prevent many of these deaths and injuries is to improve traffic safety, especially on major bus corridors in ...

  • This Month’s Featured Report – Spotlight On Ups

    Founded in 1907, United Parcel Service of North America, Inc. (UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Why did you decide to start issuing sustainability reports? The rationale for why we published our first report in ...


    By Global Reporting Initiative

  • Wetlands International Annual Report 2013

    Report of the Supervisory Council and Board of Association Report 2013 The year 2013 showed significant progress to attain the organisation’s mid-term strategic objectives. Major programmes were implemented, bringing achievements which have real relevance on the ground to people and nature. The Supervisory Council was pleased to see important improvements in ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

    Despite considerable improvements in the past decades, Europe is still far from achieving levels of air quality that do not pose unacceptable risks to humans and the environment. Air pollution is the top environmental risk factor of premature death in Europe; it increases the incidence of a wide range of diseases and has several environmental impacts, damaging vegetation and ecosystems. This ...

  • Air quality in Europe — 2015 report

    Air pollution is both an environmental and a social problem, as it leads to a multitude of adverse effects on human health, ecosystems, the built environment and the climate. Air pollution poses the single largest environmental health risk in Europe today. Air pollutants are emitted from anthropogenic and natural sources; they may be transported or formed over long distances; and they may affect ...

  • Four sustainability trends to watch in 2012

    The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that balance future and current societal needs. Now, sustainable development is entering a new phase, characterized by greater alignment within and between the public and private sectors. Perhaps the greatest obstacle has been the lack of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Corporate Sustainability Officers’ “Back Story” Revealed

    With “sustainability” no longer just the domain of economic viability for business, a new order has emerged. With the advent of more rigorous voluntary reporting of a company’s sustainability efforts, companies have realized that gathering, collating, and assimilating the necessary information requires the assistance of a number of different ...

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