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.
Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) released a new white paper, Transforming Remediation Sites into Conservation Assets: How Companies Leverage Business Needs for Positive Environmental Outcomes, available for free on its website.
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: