by Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin
It's no secret that the world faces a variety of significant development challenges.
Nations are grappling with unpredictable geopolitical threats, regional instability, and the pace of technological change. All around the world, there is also a shared concern for the environment and an ongoing dialogue about how the world can reduce carbon emissions efficiently and effectively.
At Lockheed Martin, our scientists and engineers are working on all these challenges. And for every one of them, we strive to approach each with a strong science and engineering mindset.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 2, 2017 /3BL Media/– CSX Corporation (Nasdaq: CSX) has released its seventh annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, titled “Moving Forward.” The report documents CSX’s commitment to responsibility and its 2016 performance across environmental, social, and governance topics. CSX’s responsible business practices center around creating value for our customers, increasing shareholder returns, improving the environment and enhancing the communities in which we operate.
Whole-system change. Working with others, we aspire to reshape whole systems to achieve significant and lasting improvement in social, environmental and economic outcomes. For example, enhancing environmental sustainability in retail supply chains means addressing their social and economic dimensions, too. We have placed, and will continue to place, increasing emphasis on social issues such as empowering women and promoting worker safety and dignity.
Walmart’s first quarter 2017 earnings report was gratifying. A focus on a few key fundamentals such as associate merchandise training, quality products, internet retailing, and giving back to those in need underpinned the better than expected results.
Inclusiveness and multi-stakeholder representation are foundational features of GRI, fundamental to form a global perspective and advance our mission towards sustainable development. This is thoroughly reflected in our governance structure: every year we renew our search for global representation and a broad range of perspectives to enable us to carry out our mission.
There’s currently a debate brewing among sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals about the best way to report CSR and environmental information. Is a sustainability report the proper time for storytelling or do readers just want the facts? Truth is, we are often trying to reach multiple (and different audiences) with one report. This year, JetBlue decided to revisit how we report our environmental, social and purpose-driven initiatives.
In the Business Roundtable’s recent annual report – titled “Create, Grow, Sustain: Delivering Shared Success” – Michael W. Lamach, chairman and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand, offered insight into the company’s approach to sustainability and the ways in which collaboration is used to build and share success. In the report he says: