MSD Issues 2019/2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Report Demonstrates MSD’s Approach to Long-Term Sustainability for Business and Society

MSD (tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE: MRK)) has issued its 2019/2020 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report highlights the company’s performance and progress in its four corporate responsibility priority areas of Access to Health, Employees, Environmental Sustainability and Ethics & Values. 

Hormel Foods Achieves Packaging Reduction Goal, Continues Its Food Journey Progress in 14th Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

The company prepares to launch its new corporate responsibility goals this fall

September 30, 2020 - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the launch of its 14th annual corporate responsibility (CR) report. The report is available online at and includes information about the company’s CR progress in fiscal 2019.

Explore the 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Find details of our progress toward enhancing our diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and launching ESG tools and investment vehicles.

September 29, 2020 - Highlights from the 2019 Report:

Core Aspects

  • Reduced carbon emissions by 32.35% since 2015 vs goal of 25% by 2020
  • $160 million spent with minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ+, disabled, and small business enterprises
  • Released first statement on climate change aligned to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)


VMware on Climate Week, Our Journey to Net Zero and Releasing Our 2020 Global Impact Report

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability Strategy

Our commitment to building a resilient and sustainable future extends across everything we do. Having just participated in the first-ever fully virtual Climate Week, I’m more inspired than ever that our society will achieve a resilient, just, net-zero future.

Our Journey to Net Zero

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) Holds Its Third Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Market Briefing


September 14, 2020 - ANZ’s support for customers, stakeholders and the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been anchored to its purpose, strong governance and ESG principles.

Responding to the pandemic through an ESG lens

At the Bank’s third annual, dedicated ESG market briefing, ANZ Chief Executive Officer, Shayne Elliott focused the discussion on the ‘social’ aspects within ESG, including how the Bank’s purpose of ‘shaping a world where people and communities thrive’ is helping it navigate the pandemic.

Responding to the Bigger Picture: Telstra's 2020 Sustainability Report


Telstra has released its Bigger Picture 2020 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s progress in implementing its Sustainability Strategy – aimed at helping everyone to thrive in a digital world – and in responding to the issues that matter most to its stakeholders.

Walmart Makes Progress Toward Positive Societal, Environmental Change Through ESG Initiatives


September 2, 2020 - In case you missed it, last week Walmart Inc. released its second Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. Read Walmart's FY2020 ESG report here

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Releases 2020 Sustainability Reporting As It Supports Customers and Communities in Challenging Times


The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (‘CBA’) has released its 2020 Annual Report, including updates on its sustainability performance and approach to climate change.

The newly-released report details CBA’s sustainability progress and performance for the financial year, and continues its reporting in line with the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (‘TCFD’). 

Visa Details Global Leadership and Progress in Latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Fifth annual report shares the company’s progress in building inclusive economic development, advancing secure commerce, championing environmental sustainability and investing in employees

September 1, 2020 - Visa released its latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report, which provides a yearly progress update of its ongoing commitments to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership across the company’s most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. As outlined in its latest report, Visa continued to demonstrate its commitment to positive societal impact through the combined efforts across its business and employees.

Baker Hughes Reports Progress Toward Energy Transition and Net Zero Carbon Emissions


August 31, 2020 - Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) announced today the release of its 2019 Report on Corporate Responsibility. The report highlights performance data for the full year 2019 in the areas of planet, people, and principles, and includes Baker Hughes’ contributions to the energy transition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.


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