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Working Responsibly

As our impact grows, so does our responsibility.
Summary: 

Through a global network of partners, our products, therapies, and services
improve the health of millions of patients around the world. We understand
that as our impact grows, so does our responsibility. In 2018: 

  • $1.8B was spent with small and diverse companies
  • 95% of global employees completed annual quality training certification
  • 15,500+ marketing and sales employees trained on ethical promotion
  • 96% of distributors received our Distributor Code of Conduct training
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Through a global network of partners, our products, therapies, and services
improve the health of millions of patients around the world. We understand
that as our impact grows, so does our responsibility. In 2018: 

  • $1.8B was spent with small and diverse companies
  • 95% of global employees completed annual quality training certification
  • 15,500+ marketing and sales employees trained on ethical promotion
  • 96% of distributors received our Distributor Code of Conduct training

Without a Crystal Ball, Companies Need to Reset to Anticipate the Next Viral Video Crisis

by Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, TriplePundit
Article

Surely you have seen the videos over the past few years. During the spring of 2017, United Airlines’ reputation was battered after smartphone videos caught a passenger being roughed up after he was adamant that he would not give up his seat to accommodate another passenger.

Smithfield Foods Executive Honored with Prestigious Award

Glenn Nunziata Receives Virginia Business CFO Award
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., June 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that Glenn Nunziata, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the company, has been honored with Virginia Business Magazine’s annual CFO Award. The statewide award and ceremony recognizes select financial executives across a variety of business sectors.

Important Group of Investor ESG Rankers Expands to a Significant Player - ISS - Traditional Governance Focus Expanding to Encompass E&S -ESG QualityScores for 1,500 Public Companies Coming in January… (Sustainability Highlights I 01.10.2018)

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.01.2018)
Newsletter

A significant new player is now entering the mix of the growing number of organizations providing institutional investors with ESG rankings and data.  At G&A Institute, we've been tracking the growth of these organizations (such as MSCI, Sustainalytics, RobecoSAM, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and others) and work with our clients to help managements understand, optimize and utilize these important intelligence points coming from the rapidly-growing number of investors considering ESG.

Tetra Pak Publishes 2017 Sustainability Report in Accordance With GRI

Press Release

October 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak today published its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s annual progress and key achievements in the areas of environmental performance, social responsibility and corporate governance. For the first time since it started publishing a Sustainability report in 2004, the company has adopted Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, the most widely-used international framework for measuring and communicating sustainability performance.

Comcast NBCUniversal Publishes 2017 D&I Report

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Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to release its 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Report, summarizing the company’s progress over the last six years across five focus areas: Workforce, Supplier Diversity, Programming, Community Investment, and Governance.

John Wilson: Finance of the Future

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Many sports fans are familiar with this dilemma: do I want my team to put everything on the line to win now or would I prefer that my team take its time and try to methodically build a long term successful franchise? This is very similar to the quandary that investors, stakeholders and management at some of the world’s most powerful companies find themselves facing. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to John Wilson, the head of Corporate Governance for Cornerstone Capital.

Flash Report: 82% of the S&P 500 Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2016

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Highlights from G&A Institute: 

G&A Institute has analyzed the index company components' sustainability reporting activities for the past six years.   Our research over the last six years shows that reporting on the corporate sustainability including environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) continues to be a consistent, reliable norm for the largest companies in US capital markets.   

Sustainability reporting rose dramatically from just 20% of the companies reporting in 2011 to 72% just three years later in 2013.  From 2013 to 2016, the frequency of reporting has maintained with slight increases each year, now up to 82% in 2016, the latest year of our study released.

Over the last few years, this consistent volume of corporate reporting underscores the importance and staying power of considering ESG issues when setting corporate strategies, managing resources and communicating to important stakeholders such as customers, employees and shareholders. 

Press Release

Highlights from G&A Institute: 

G&A Institute has analyzed the index company components' sustainability reporting activities for the past six years.   Our research over the last six years shows that reporting on the corporate sustainability including environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) continues to be a consistent, reliable norm for the largest companies in US capital markets.   

Sustainability reporting rose dramatically from just 20% of the companies reporting in 2011 to 72% just three years later in 2013.  From 2013 to 2016, the frequency of reporting has maintained with slight increases each year, now up to 82% in 2016, the latest year of our study released.

Over the last few years, this consistent volume of corporate reporting underscores the importance and staying power of considering ESG issues when setting corporate strategies, managing resources and communicating to important stakeholders such as customers, employees and shareholders. 

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