It’s hard to imagine chocolate posing any significant threat to corporate sustainability. But that’s exactly what happened when Nestle was brought to its knees by an aggressive Greenpeace campaign highlighting the destruction of native orang-utan habitat in Borneo as a result of the company’s sourcing of palm oil.Read More
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According to the film The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl the Pirate Code, in practice, “is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules”. Captain Barbossa’s interpretation of the Pirate Code is consistently used throughout the story to renege on promises, dampen expectations and betray colleagues. As efforts to mainstream non-financial reporting ramp up, we expect the frameworks used to be less subject to Captain Barbossa’s style of interpretation. He is a pirate after all.Read More
It is no longer breaking news for companies to get a handle on their value chains and increase their expectations of suppliers when it comes to sustainability performance. According to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), as much as 86% of a company’s carbon footprint is with its suppliers. Catastrophes in the textile manufacturing sector and NGO protests associated with palm oil production have increased the attention and scrutiny placed on how companies manage these impacts.Read More
The Global Reporting Initiative will launch the 4th iteration of The Guidelines - G4 – at the forthcoming conference May 22-24.
The design features proposed during the 2nd public comment period on the G4 Exposure Draft received some heated reviews. Ben Tuxworth from Salterbaxter and Ralph Thurm from A|HEAD|ahead, traded views on The Guardian Sustainable Business blog in February and March this year. Elaine Cohen rounded this off last month with her blog post Is G4 reporting suicide? It was all very strong stuff indeed.Read More
The Global Reporting Initiative will launch the 4th iteration of The Guidelines - G4 - in May this year. On the conclusion of last week’s GRI Stakeholder Council meeting, I found myself reflecting on Gary Younge’s recent article in The Guardian ‘From Beyoncé to horse meat to Lance Armstrong’.Read More
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) held its first ever regional conference from 26-28 March 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Conference challenged us to innovate, integrate and collaborate and provided the opportunity to share practice and shape the agenda for reporting in the future.Read More