The World Benchmarking Alliance launches global consultation on sustainability rankings of companies

Aviva, in partnership with Index Initiative, the United Nations Foundation and the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, will today launch the consultation phase of the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). This global multi-stakeholder initiative will develop and publish free to access, publicly available benchmarks ranking companies on their sustainability performance and contributions towards achieving the Sustainable […] ... lees meer

Multinationals launch global program to speed up switch to electric vehicles

A new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructure has been launched by The Climate Group at a unique event in New York today, as business and government leaders gather at Climate Week NYC. Baidu, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Heathrow Airport, HP Inc., IKEA Group, LeasePlan, METRO AG, PG&E, Unilever, Vattenfall are the […] ... lees meer

More than 300 Companies Commit to Set Ambitious Science-Based Climate Targets

More than 300 global companies have now committed to set emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative. This year, more than 90 new companies have joined, demonstrating that the private sector is committed to aligning their efforts to tackle climate change with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees […] ... lees meer

New Report Highlights Leading Corporate Practices For Sustainability-Competent Boards

As the devastating impacts related to Hurricane Irma continue to unfold, mitigating the disruptive forces stemming from environmental and social issues is the new norm for companies – and now even more for their corporate boards. A new report released by Ceres argues that corporate boards must keep these and other sustainability impacts at the forefront […] ... lees meer

EcoVadis’ First Annual CSR Performance Index

EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report illustrates the CSR performance of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points across the calendar […] ... lees meer

Unilever tops high-profile sustainability ranking

Unilever has once again ranked first in the Personal Products sector of the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – one of the most credible and high-profile markers of corporate sustainability leadership. DJSI assesses and ranks the economic, environmental and social performance of over 3,000 publicly traded companies. Unilever has participated in the benchmark since it was […] ... lees meer

Randstad Holding in DJSI 2017 and assessed best in class in the social dimension

Today, the results have been announced of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (‘DJSI’) review. Launched in 1999, the DJSI recognize the leading companies in each industry sector for responsible economic, environmental, and social performance. Randstad Holding is proud to be included as a member in the Professional Services industry of the DJSI world and […] ... lees meer

Philips Lighting Named Industry Leader in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Philips Lighting today announced that it achieved the status of Industry leader in the Electrical Components and Equipment category of the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The company’s overall score was 85 out of 100 points, demonstrating that sustainability is central to Philips Lighting’s company strategy and purpose. This is the first year that […] ... lees meer

Ahold Delhaize ranks among leaders in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Ahold Delhaize was once again recognized today in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), ranking among the industry leaders in the Food and Staples Retailing sector. Ahold Delhaize received a total score of 73 (out of 100), well above the Food and Staples Retailing industry average score of 45. The DJSI World […] ... lees meer

Air France-KLM has ceded its no. 1 position to ANA Holdings as most sustainable airline

Today it was announced that ANA Holdings heads the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the leading international index rating the operational sustainability of corporations worldwide. After 12 consecutive years as the world’s most sustainable airline, Air France-KLM has ceded its No. 1 position to ANA Holdings.  “I congratulate ANA Holdings with its ranking as the […] ... lees meer