CSR Report Review

This section is about reviewing CSR and sustainability reports released by companies. The reviews determines if the reports are credible, and if they live up to their original goals and promises, separating CSR and general company PR.

Ford R&E Center

Ford’s Research and Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free

The 720-acre center in Dearborn, Michigan, has more than 12,000 employees in 34 buildings. In other words, it generates a lot of waste.…
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‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…
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Tiffany: Sustainable Mining and Stakeholder Collaboration

“At Tiffany, we believe that sustainability is a critical element of our business strategy, and that sustainable principles should be practiced in every…
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Lavazza: The Social and Business Value of Sustainability

At Lavazza, the world's seventh largest coffee roaster, social and environmental sustainability are integral components of economic sustainability. Its first corporate social responsibility…

JetBlue’s CSR Report Proves It’s a Leader in the Industry

JetBlue Airways’ aptly-named report, The Blue Review, outlines the company's values and progress on its corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. The report, issued…

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Go Work For REI

Reading REI’s latest sustainability report is like finding a $20 bill in the pockets of jeans you haven’t worn in months. The company’s…

HP Releases Living Progress Report Today

HP's Living Progress report drops today with a video to explain the latest updates in the company's progress toward human, environmental and economic…

L’Oreal USA Tracks Lofty Sustainability Goals in Annual Report

L’Oreal USA, the largest subsidiary of the L’Oreal Group, reduced carbon emissions by 57 percent last year. But that's not all.
General Mills

General Mills Tracks Its Impact Across the Value Chain

In its 45th annual Global Responsibility Report, released last week, General Mills tracks its impact across the value chain and calculates its progress.…

FedEx Tackles Emissions: On the Ground and in the Air

Climate change is a very real threat, so it’s great when a global shipping company like FedEx does something to reduce its impact.…
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CSR Report Review: For Volvo, 2014 Was All About Efficiency

And on the sustainability front: Volvo had a year of growth and improvement, especially when it came to efficiency.
2013 Sustainability Report

Chicken of the Sea Cuts Water Use, Waste

Chicken of the Sea's sustainability report documents company efforts, with a focus on “four pillars” of sustainability, and sets goals to be met…
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Sodexo: 419,317 Reasons to Report on Sustainability

In the run-up to the fourth annual Smarter Sustainability Conference in London on Feb. 24, I took the opportunity to talk to Neil…

Procter & Gamble Reports Big Moves in 16th Annual Sustainability Report

The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) is serious about environmental stewardship, as its 16th annual sustainability report reveals. The multinational consumer goods company…
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Reviewing Fiat’s 2013 Sustainability Report with GRI G4 in Mind

Elaine Cohen takes an up-close look at Fiat Group's 2013 report and how it complies with the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 Guidelines.