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Sustainability Cabot CreameryAt Cabot Creamery,we understand Sustainability to beliving within our means and ensuring the means to live.Our fundamental approach to stewardship and social impact is based on the triple bottom line of social, environmental and economic impacts. Our approach is called context-based sustainability. The scope of our sustainability efforts runs from farm-to-fork, but we realize our greatest influence is from the cow to the creamery and from the creamery to our customers. Our cooperatives typical member/owneris a multi-generational dairy farm family, a trend we endeavor to extend for a long time to come.
Cabot Creameryis the first dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certfication,a validation of our attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders.We join a growing legion of successful cooperatives, fellow Northeast organizations and forward-thinking national brands that have been certified by the non-profit, B Lab.Certified B Corporations are businesses around the globe that meet rigorous and independent standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.http://www.bcorporation.net/cabotAbout Cabot CreameryCabot Creamery Cooperative is owned by dairy farm families throughout New England and upstate New York. Best known for making the Worlds Best Cheddar, we value our cooperative roots, which date back to 1919. Cabot is proud that all profits from sales of Cabots award-winning line of dairy products go to support our dairy farmers.For more information about Cabots Sustainability Program, please contactJed Davis, Director of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Int'l Meeting of Sustainability Context Group: 9/5/12
First International Meeting of the Sustainability Context Group
Half Day Workshop Event
September 5, 2012 -- 1:30pm - 4:30pm
(Held immediately after the 24th CSEAR International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research)
The Boardroom, The Gateway, University of St Andrews, Scotland
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
Immediately following the CSEAR conference at the University of St. Andrews on September 5th, the Sustainability Context Group (SCG), an international association of sustainability academics, and practitioners, will hold its first meeting. The meeting will last three hours, and will focus on finalising language to be used in a submission to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) urging it to take concrete steps to strengthen the guidance on how to operationalize the Sustainability Context principle in the fourth generation of Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, scheduled for completion in May 2013.
This SCG meeting will take place during the Public Comment Period of G4. Although the current version of GRI’s Guidelines include mention of Sustainability Context as a core principle in sustainability measurement and reporting, a protocol of any kind for how to operationalize it is missing. As a result, there is scant evidence that GRI compliant sustainability reports actually report sustainability performance per se, since Sustainability Context must be included in order to do so.
This meeting is organized as another element of CSEAR’s engagement and practioner initiative and CSEAR is grateful to Mark McElroy, Martin Thomas and Bill Baue for this opportunity.
Website : http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~csearweb/conferencesnews/2012-Half-Day-Leaflet-3.pdf