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.

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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…
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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.
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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.…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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Mars, Inc. Plans to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use in Direct Operations by 2040

Mars, Inc. has big sustainability goals. Its 2040 target is to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from…
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Kroger Cuts Energy Use By 35 Percent, Ramps Up Sustainability Efforts

The Kroger Co. reduced the energy use in its stores by 34.6 percent since 2000, saving more than 2.5 billion kilowatt hours (kWh).…
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Safeway to Eliminate 1 Billion Single-Use Bags By 2015

Safeway, the second-largest supermarket chain in North America, is making progress toward its environmental goals, according to its sixth annual sustainability report released…
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Nestlé Reduces U.S. Waste By 44 Percent Since 2010

Nestlé has reduced 44 percent of waste per ton of product since 2010 in the U.S., and five factory locations reached zero-waste-to-landfill status…
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Bacardi Reduces Energy and Water Use

Bacardi managed to reduce energy use by more than 25 percent and water use by 45 percent.
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National Bank of Abu Dhabi Meets Some Environmental Goals But Misses Others

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) wants to be the leading sustainable bank in the region. With 119 branches in the United…