Twitter Chat on Environmental Transparency with Office Depot

From: Jen Boynton
October 23rd, 2013 | 0 Comments

BOCA RATON, FL – Office Depot, in partnership with TriplePundit and CSRwire, will convene a Twitter Chat on Environmental Transparency. The chat will be hosted by Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental Strategy at Office Depot.

A drive towards greater transparency has dominated the sustainability reporting movement. In terms of environmental reporting, Office Depot has been a long-standing leader among U.S. Corporations. Not only has the company increased the quantity and quality of environmental metrics reported since 2003, but their data has been third party reviewed by PwC in almost every year since.

Today, Office Depot releases their 10th annual Corporate Citizenship report, as a website available at officedepotcitizenship.com. This latest report has their most rigorous environmental disclosure to date, in the form of a 10-year environmental dashboard.

With this as context, Office Depot will convene a Twitter chat to discuss reporting, environmental transparency, and finding the right balance between breadth and depth of disclosure.

Topics we’ll discuss include:

  • What is the purpose of sustainability report /website?
  • How can reporters maximize the value of their reports?
  • Is there such a thing as “too much transparency?”
  • How should materiality be defined, and by whom?
  • Who cares about which environmental metrics?
  • How should a company choose their environmental metrics?
  • What matters most, transparency or impact reduction?
  • How can a company measure and pursue positive impact?
  • How should companies spend resources: reporting or managing?
  • How should reporters manage the emerging landscape of GRI G4, IIRC, SASB etc.?

TriplePundit founder Nick Aster and CSRwire’s Social Media Lead Gabe Chesman will facilitate the chat, providing an opportunity for journalists, bloggers, corporate sustainability practitioners, sustainability consultants and other interested parties to talk about the nature of transparency in the rapidly evolving world of sustainability reporting.

Details:

Date: Thursday October 24th 

Time: 12-1 EST / 9-10 PST

Where: To register, send the following tweet:

Join me for the #transparency chat with @officedepot @yalmazsiddiqui @triplepundit @csrwire on Oct 24th http://ow.ly/pUG3h

Accounts to follow: @officedepot @yalmazsiddiqui @triplepundit @csrwire @nickaster  @gchesman

About Office Depot

Office Depot provides core office supplies, the latest technology, school essentials, copy & print services, cleaning & breakroom products, and furniture to consumers, teachers and businesses of all sizes through 1,614 worldwide retail stores, global ecommerce operations, a dedicated sales force, an inside sales organization, and top-rated catalogs. The Company has annual sales of approximately $10.7 billion, employs about 38,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries around the world. The company is well known as an environmental leader, having been ranked America’s #1 greenest larger retailer by Newsweek magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com

About TriplePundit

Founded in 2005, TriplePundit (3p) is a new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line – an expanded spectrum of values and criteria for measuring organizational success: economic, ecological and social.   With monthly readership exceeding 250K unique readers and tens of thousands more across social media, 3p is among the leading online destinations for conversations on sustainable business.

About CSRwire

CSRwire is the leading global source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement toward a more economically-just and environmentally-sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community.