At Sealed Air, our goal is to demonstrate through our operations, solutions and ambitions that we can deliver sustainable value to benefit both businesses and society at large. We know that inefficiency and waste impact bottom lines, the environment and communities. So the question we ask ourselves is: “how can we make a difference?”
In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations set a very ambitious and necessary agenda for achieving a better future for us all by adopting a set of 17 global goals: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs aim to end poverty and hunger, fight inequalities and injustice, and protect our planet.
And, if we want to realize these goals, it’s essential that we get “buy in” from investors around the world.
The United Nations is calling on companies to play a big role in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and your business’s operational practices are just one piece of the impact pie. What if you created a grassroots, company-wide movement with the potential for greater social — and business — impact?
At the corporate level and through each of our properties, Las Vegas Sands has made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in the regions where we operate. We are a major economic contributor, spurring tourism, jobs and tax revenue, as well as a committed catalyst for addressing social issues and helping the less fortunate in our communities.
NRG follows the GRI Framework to report on issues of importance to the company and its stakeholders. As part of a re-evaluation of our sustainability strategy, in 2013, we engaged a third party to facilitate a formal assessment to determine these key issues. Our initial assessment identified 49 issues as important to stakeholders and the NRG business. Selecting which of these issues to report on then involved a series of internal workshops and fed into the process for feedback received from regular engagement with our external stakeholders (see key issues matrix).
Company Fourth in U.S., Strengthening Bond with Residential Customers
JACKSON, Mich., July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - An independent national survey has named Consumers Energy as a “Most Trusted Brand,” ranking it fourth in the nation among providers of electricity and natural gas among residential customers.
In physics, electricity is power. Electricity can also be power, though, in the sense that it creates opportunity for the pursuit of social capital and positive outcomes. This week on Sea Change Radio, we highlight the efforts of two nonprofits that are working to bring clean, affordable energy to some of the most under-resourced people on the planet. First, we hear from Anya Cherneff of Empower Generation who gives us a snapshot of her organization’s efforts to bring electricity to people in Nepal, and how it connects to fighting human trafficking in Southeast Asia.
Companies that follow GRI’s sustainability reporting framework provide higher quality disclosures than those that don’t, according to a recent study by US-based consulting firm, the Governance and Accountability Institute Inc. High quality data leads to better decision making by the company, investors and other stakeholders, which can help drive both the bottom line and sustainable development.
Asia is ready to take its sustainability reporting to the next level. Venues at the recent GRI Standards launch events in Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam were packed with participants, eager to support the move towards quality reporting.