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:
Motor vehicle fatalities increased about 8 percent during the first nine months of 2016 compared to fatalities during that time in 2015, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This marks the eighth consecutive quarter in which fatalities have increased. Previous data has shown that more than 90 percent of highway fatalities are the result of human error. Self-driving technology is more than just a business priority for General Motors; it is an opportunity to save thousands of lives.
Coca-Cola HBC AG published on March 17, 2017 its fifth integrated annual report, “Entering the growth era”, which demonstrates the progress made on all aspects of business, governance and sustainability performance during 2016.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, March 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Dutch government has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel recognizing the company's latest contribution to meeting national sustainability targets resulting from investments at its chemicals complex in Rotterdam.