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The purpose of this tool is to help you create a Sustainability Report.
Sustainability Report is a formal management communication document that
provides internal and external stakeholders with all the informati on they need to rest
assured that your organization is committed to sustainable development and growth. How to Use this Template
Complete the following sections with your sustainability team: Sustainability at
[company name]; Company Profile; Governance, Ethics, & Compliance; Employees;
Environment, Health, & Safety; Product Responsibility; Supply Chain; Community
Support; Economic Impacts; Sustainability Reporting.
Update the look and feel of this document to reflect your corporate brand, and be
sure to include many images that reinforce your message and show you in action. Table of Contents
1. Sustainability at [company name]
1.4 Chairman & CEO Letter
Our Approach to Sustainability
Affiliations & Memberships 2. Company Profile
2.3 4 Corporate Overview
Awards & Recognition
Milestones 3. Governance, Ethics and Compliance
3.2 3 Corporate Governance
Ethics & Compliance 4 4. Employees
4.5 Talent Management
Compensation & Benefits
Work/Life Balance 5. Environment, Health and Safety
5.3 7 Economic Value Generated & Distributed 10. Sustainability Reporting
10.3 7 Donations, Scholarships and Sponsorships
Employee Volunteering 9. Economic Impact
9.1 6 Supplier Management
Greening the Supply Chain
Customers 8. Community Support
8.2 6 Quality & Safety
R & D and Design
Product Transport & Packaging
Product End-of-Life 7. Supply Chain
7.4 5 Program Overview
Health & Safety Performance 6. Product Responsibility
6.6 5 External Reporting Standards
Auditor Verification Statement 8 1. Sustainability at [Company Name]
1.1 Chairman & CEO Letter
Provide a brief letter from the CEO stating that sustainable development is a
top priority for your organization . Communicate your commitment to your
community, shareholders, employees, suppliers, and customers. Be sure to
include a list of Sustainability Highlights which demonstrate achievements
from the past year, and a list of Challenges for the upcoming year.
1.2 Our Approach to Sustainability
Describe how sustainability practices are of practical business benefit, such as
cost savings on energy, improved packaging designs, optimization of logistics,
increased employee satisfaction & retention, customer loyalty. Provide a
summary of your views towards sustainability and a brief summary of your
focus areas with links to each of the key sections of your report: Governance, Ethics and Compliance – operating in an ethical
manner and in accordance with the laws where the company operates. Employees – providing an excellent workplace for employees. Environment, Health and Safety – reducing the company’s
environmental impact and ensuring health and safety of staff. Product Responsibility – integrated and sustainable development. Supply Chain – working to make our suppliers ‘greener’. Community Support – providing volunteers, donations, sch olarships,
and sponsorships to our community to help it prosper. Economic Impacts – using our financial resources responsibly to
ensure continued success and increase shareholder value. 1.3 Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder Group Description Activities & Engagement Communities Facilities in 6 states Interaction with governments Customers 25,000+ customers Customer Advisory Council Employees 500 employees Town Hall Meetings & Surveys Suppliers 250 suppliers Green Supplier Network Sourcing Investors Over 5000 investors Corporate Governance & Reporting 1.4 Affiliations & Memberships
[Company Name] has relationships with a number of organizations related to
various aspects of sustainability, including the following (provide list & links): 2. Company Profile
2.1 Corporate Overview
Provide a description of your organization.
2.2 Awards & Recognition
Provide a summary of any awards or recognition received for sustainability.
Provide a history of your organization and include any relevant milestones. 3. Governance, Ethics and Compliance
3.1 Corporate Governance
Describe your corporate governance structure and key responsibilities.
Document your corporate values, mission, and vision statements.
3.2 Ethics and Compliance
Describe how your ethics and compliance function adheres to applicable laws
and company policies. Include a statement from your Privacy Officer, and
provide links to any business practice standards that are in effect. If there
are any Codes of Ethics that you h ave adopted, add them here. 4. Employees
4.1 Talent Management
Discuss how you align individual and corporate goals, conduct human capital
planning, and assess and develop talent in your organization. Provide a
summary of total employees, training programs available, education grant
programs, or other activities that are contributing to a sustainable workforce. 4.2 Compensation & Benefits
Provide a description of the total compensation packages and comment on
how your organization sets executive officer compensation based on market
data, business conditions, and company objectives.
4.3 Employee Engagement
Provide a summary of results from employee satisfaction surveys.
Provide a statement about your mandate to create an equal oppo rtunity
environment. Include statistics related to gender and ethnic diversity.
4.5 Work/Life Balance
Provide a description of any programs that you have in place to assist your
employees with living a balanced work and family life. Programs could
include educational assistance, employee assistance & counseling programs,
childcare support, alternative work arrangements such as flextime,
telecommuting, part-time, job sharing, etc. 5. Environment, Health and Safety
5.1 Program Overview
Provide a description of your Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)
program’s objectives, initiatives, targets, and measures.
5.2 Environmental Performance
Provide a report on how well you have achieved environmental goals related
to: total waste, water usage, energy u sage, greenhouse gas emissions, and
environmental incidents. Be honest about your challenges & achievements,
and use key performance indicators (metrics) to back up your statements.
5.2 Health & Safety Performance
Provide a report on how well you have achieved health & safety goals such as
serious injuries, workplace accidents, worker’s compensation claims, etc. Be
honest about your challenges & achievements, and use key performance
indicators (metrics) to back up your statements. 6. Product Responsibility
6.1 Quality & Safety
Provide a statement regarding your commitments to quality & safety.
6.2 R&D and Design
Discuss your product development process as it relates to sustainable
development. If you conduct a sustainability review, highlight the procedure.
6.3 Materials Use
Describe how you ensure that products and packaging meet environmental
design principles, avoid hazardous substances, minimize resources usage, and
enhance opportunities for reducing, reusing, or recycling.
Provide a summary of your manufacturing standards as they relate to
sustainability, safety, and the environment.
6.5 Product Transport & Packaging
Describe how your organization is working to optimize its product
transportation and packaging processes to become more efficient and
6.6 Product End-of-Life
Describe how your organization is involved in the repair, refurbishment, and
recycling of your products at the end of their lifecycle. 7. Supply Chain
7.1 Supplier Management
Provide a statement regarding your sustainability standards for suppliers.
7.2 Supplier Diversity
Document your supplier spending for small businesses, minority -owned
businesses, and women-owned businesses. 7.3 Greening the Supply Chain
Discuss how you are helping your suppliers to get ‘greener’. Be sure to
mention if you are involved with recruiting for the Green Suppliers Network.
Discuss how your e-commerce initiatives are increasing efficiencies. 8. Community Support
8.1 Donations, Scholarships and Sponsorships
Provide a report on all donations, scholarships, and sponsorships given this year.
8.2 Employee Volunteering
Discuss your employee volunteering program and the impact it has made. 9. Economic Impact
9.1 Economic Value Generated & Distributed (Dollars in Thousands)
ECONOMIC VALUE GENERATED
ECONOMIC VALUE DISTRIBUTED
Payments to Suppliers
Common Stock Cash Dividends
Cash Donations & Sponsorships
RETAINED/REINVESTED 2006 5,046
606 2,098 2,242 32
117 126 152 49
458 2007 10. Sustainability Reporting
10.1 External Reporting Standards
[Company Name] recognizes the importance of external sustainability
reporting standards to promote relevant, transparent and comparable
disclosure of company performance. We use the Global Reporting Initiative’s
G3 Guidelines as our standard reporting framework. 10.2 GRI Index
Based on the Global Reporting Initiative’s Application Levels , we self-declare
this report to application level (A, B, C, or D).
10.3 Auditor Verification Statement
Provide a statement from your auditor indicating that they have audited your
facilities and verified claims in your sustainability report. Be sure to provide
contact details for the Auditor. ...
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