Triggering tangible economic, social, and environmental improvements in the developing countries was the underlying essence of GRI’s second annual donors meeting. The discussion centered on GRI’s work in emerging markets and how sustainability reporting can support solutions for tackling critical development challenges.
New program "Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting" starts in June
Starting in June, GRI and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are launching a new program, ‘Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting’ in the Indo-Pacific (STIR Indo-Pacific). The program will target five developing countries in Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Driving purposeful change through Creating Shared Value would not be possible without the dedication of our 51,000 employees across the U.S. Throughout our 2016 CSV report, we highlight employees whose jobs directly impact and influence the implementation of our commitment to society- the faces of Nestlé.
Across the thousands of communities Walmart is privileged to operate in, we see firsthand the importance of business as a source of jobs and tax revenue. As a major retailer, Walmart can help strengthen farmers, manufacturers and small businesses around the world through our sourcing and other initiatives. For example, we can advance local manufacturing, empower women entrepreneurs and improve local agricultural production by working with others to support technological innovation, access to capital and access to markets.
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.
Over the past 30 years, global prosperity has increased by many measures.
Over the past 30 years, global prosperity has increased by many measures. Life expectancy, school enrollment and access to drinking water are up and technology has opened new doors for billions of people. Yet at the same time this progress occurs, growing population, globalization and technological disruption have created new social and environmental challenges. Inequality is increasing in many countries, while water supply, forests, air quality, biodiversity and our climate are under unprecedented pressure.
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.
De Beers Group has launched its 11th Report to Society, showcasing its progress on ‘doing the right thing’ in its worldwide operations.
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The 56-page sustainability Report, published today and supported by the video above, stresses that doing the right thing has long been an imperative for De Beers Group, not least because being a good corporate citizen brings all-round socio-economic benefits.
Four main topics – Society, Confidence, People and Environment – turn the spotlight on the main aspects of the company’s operations across the world, and its environmental stewardship.