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HP Introduces Annual Sustainable Impact Report; Renews Commitment to Planet, People and Community

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Report highlights

  • Increase of 38% y/y in deals where sustainability was a key differentiator; more than $700 million in new business
  • Reduces Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, reaching its science-based goal ahead of schedule 
  • Sources more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti in 2017 for use in HP’s closed-loop recycling process to create new Original HP ink cartridges
  • Announces diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017*
  • Benefits more than 14.5 million students and adult learners through HP solutions that advance quality education and digital literacy to enable better learning outcomes 
Report highlights top environmental goals achieved, significant growth in minority hiring in the US and millions touched by education programs
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Report highlights

  • Increase of 38% y/y in deals where sustainability was a key differentiator; more than $700 million in new business
  • Reduces Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, reaching its science-based goal ahead of schedule 
  • Sources more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti in 2017 for use in HP’s closed-loop recycling process to create new Original HP ink cartridges
  • Announces diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017*
  • Benefits more than 14.5 million students and adult learners through HP solutions that advance quality education and digital literacy to enable better learning outcomes 

Why Should Investors Care About ESG Data?

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The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards help companies communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts to a wide target audience, including the investment community. GRI believes that in order to achieve real progress, there's a need to align capital investment with sustainable business. We asked prominent investors why they think sustainability matters – here’s what they had to say.

Find out more about GRI’s activities with investors and the capital markets by clicking here

Q&A With Canary Wharf: Reporting Helps to Inform, Inspire and Influence Responsible Business

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A major property developer in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Canary Wharf aims to embed sustainability in the heart of its business. The company has included non-financial information in their corporate reports since 1987. We spoke to Martin Gettings, Group Head of Sustainability at Canary Wharf, about how sustainability reporting helps them to tell compelling stories and inspire others.

NRG Energy's VP of Sustainability Discusses Highlights of 2017 Report

Bruno Sarda details NRG's efforts to be a leader in American corporate sustainability.
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It is with pride that I introduce to you, our stakeholders, our second Sustainability Report since I joined NRG. In it, we outline our 2017 sustainability accomplishments, along with a comprehensive view of the actions we’ve taken across our value chain to enhance the resilience of our operations and create value for our customers and shareholders.

In last year’s report, we introduced a new sustainability strategy, cutting across five organizational pillars: customers, workplace, business, operations and suppliers.

NRG Energy CEO: Businesses Create Value by Fulfilling Societal Need in a Meaningful Way

Mauricio Gutierrez discusses corporate responsibility in 2017 Sustainability Report
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Businesses create the most value when they fulfill a societal need in a meaningful way. I often find myself reflecting on this sentiment and the importance of electricity in our modern life. Electricity, the lifeblood of modern society, powers individuals, homes, businesses and, increasingly, other areas such as transportation. In a more connected and digital future, we will rely more on electricity, not less. As a power company that generates and sells electricity, I recognize the great responsibility we have in enabling this future.

Get Your Reporting Journey Started With the GRI Standards

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Introducing the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, the first global standards for sustainability reporting. 

The GRI Standards help all organizations to report publicly on their economic, environmental and social impacts and show their impacts - positive or negative - to sustainable development. The GRI Standards are based on years of expert input from diverse stakeholders, and represent a common language for sustainability reporting. 

GRI Is Looking for Accomplished Nominees for Its Governance Bodies

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GRI’s mission to empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone, can only be fulfilled if everyone is represented. That is why multi-stakeholder representation is at the core of all of our activities, and our governance. And to make this inclusiveness more tangible, there is a yearly opportunity for different constituencies to become part of our governance bodies. 

Members of these governance bodies are experts in their field who are also deeply interested in shaping the future of sustainability reporting. 

The $35 Billion Chocolate Giant Mars Was Once Notoriously Private. Here's Why the Company Is Now Speaking Out.

By Cadie Thompson
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Mars — the company behind brands like M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix — has been around for more than 100 years. And for most of its history, it has been notoriously private, shying away from the public eye. 

But during the last few years, the Mars family and company executives have started to speak out. They've started to make this shift, at least in part, because consumers are starting to care more about where products come from than they had in the past. 

Jubilant Life Sciences: Using GRI Reporting to Build a Sustainable Future for the Business

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Jubilant Life Sciences is a pharmaceutical and life sciences company operating on a global scale. One of the pioneers in India, Jubilant has released a public sustainability report from 2003 onwards. We spoke to Indra Guha, Chief Sustainability Officer at Jubilant, about the benefits the reporting process has brought for the company.

Alliance Data Offers 2017 Corporate Responsibility Highlights Ahead of Report Launch

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Alliance Data shares how disruptive technologies are reshaping the business and social landscape and creating unparalleled opportunities for the company in its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report that will be out later this month. In advance of the full report, the abbreviated highlights report shares an overview of 2017, a year that allowed us to thrive and do what we do best - be innovative, smart, trusted, responsible, inclusive and generous.

Click here to see our Highlights Report.

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