CSR reporting reached an all-time high this year with 86 percent of companies in the S&P 500 publishing reports. It’s no surprise that with reporting becoming more mainstream, companies are increasingly looking for ways to break through the noise and standout. Here are the top ten trends we’re seeing this reporting season:
Companies in top 25% of corporate giving each contributed $60 million or more in social investments
NEW YORK, October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/— As the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) found in their annual Giving in Numbers: 2019 Edition report that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world.
By Carmen Perez, Senior Director, Data Insights, CECP
On the day that Giving in Numbers is released, the CECP team envisions everyone diving into this year’s insights for the first time. Many have read the report for years, are tuned into the nuances of trends, and can quickly spot new topics that pop up in the report. Others find the report for the first time and experience the excitement (and relief) to have credible data sourced from the largest and leading companies to back-up the case they’ve been making for their company to do more and to do better.
Symantec’s 12th annual Corporate Responsibility Report shows legacy of impact
By Amanda Davis | Sr. Manager, CR and Environment
Today, Symantec has published its 12th annual Corporate Responsibility Report. We are proud to share our 2019 CR Report, as it highlights the progress we’ve made in delivering on our CR commitments and the legacy of impact made possible by our dedicated CR team, executive champions, employee volunteers, consultants, and nonprofit partners.
New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
RACINE, Wis., October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, today will receive “The Last Girl Corporate Inspiration Award” from the anti-sex trafficking group, Apne Aap Women Worldwide (Apne Aap). This prestigious award will be presented to Johnson for the company’s sponsorship of the acclaimed film “Love Sonia,” a story inspired by the real-life events of a young girl’s attempts to rescue her sister after their debt-ridden father sells her into prostitution.
October 9, 2019 / 3BL Media / - In the lead up to Pro Bono Week 2019, Taproot Foundation announces that the average hourly value of pro bono service in 2019 has increased to $195, up 30% over the 2015 valuation. The $195 valuation defines the average per hour value of time donated by business professionals to nonprofit organizations through pro bono services, including expertise in areas like marketing, strategic planning, HR, technology, and finance.
New report by the National Association for Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management (NAEM) reveals best practices and horizon issues for sustainability goals
October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Customers are the most important stakeholders influencing how companies set sustainability priorities, define goals and respond to external requests for environment, social and governance (ESG) information, according to a new report by NAEM.
Among the EHS&S leaders surveyed by NAEM, 68% use, or are planning to use, a formal materiality assessment to identify the issues that most affect their business. And customers are at the top of the list of key influences driving that agenda, NAEM’s research found.
Report Illustrates MSD’s Approach to Long-Term Sustainability for Business and Society.
October 9, 2019 - MSD (tradename of Merck & Co. Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE: MRK)) has issued its 2018/2019 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.