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 Aims High Again: Zero-Deforestation and 100% Clean Energy by 2020

In its latest sustainability report, the global electronics and consulting company made several strong public goals to improve sourcing of paper and shift…
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Ford on Mobility: ‘One Foot in Today and One Foot in Tomorrow’

Ford's 2015 sustainability report is a candid summary of where the automaker is today and its goals for the future of sustainable transportation.…
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Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…
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Hershey Pledges Improvement on Cacao, Palm Oil and Animal Welfare

Hershey's most recent corporate social responsibility report insists the company is ramping up efforts improving its record on cacao sourcing, palm oil procurement…
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Nike Closes the Loop with Shoes Made From Trash

More than 70 percent of Nike footwear is made from its own trash, the company announced this month.
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JetBlue’s 2015 CSR Report: Crewmembers and Community Values Come First

JetBlue's 2015 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reflects a comprehensive vision that often goes outside the bounds of what is expected from a…
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Accelerating Ahead: GM’s 2015 Sustainability Report

General Motors released its 2015 Sustainability report this week, which looks to the future of transportation.
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Timberland Announces Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020

Timberland sets long-term goals every five years and just announced its agenda leading to 2020. The mantra is 100 percent . . .…
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H&M CEO Answers All The Tough Questions in Sustainability Report

H&M's latest sustainability report features an interview with CEO Karl-Johan Persson. The Swedish billionaire spoke bluntly on topics like wages and overconsumption, but…
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Monsanto 2015 Sustainability Report: Does It Go Far Enough?

Reductions in water usage, a drop in emissions and bolder goals are among the highlights of Monsanto's 2015 report. It also increased production…
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Animal Welfare Reporting Increasingly Linked to the Bottom Line

The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare 2015 Report brings the topic of how animals are treated to the ongoing industry discussion of…
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Gap Wants To Halve Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2020

Gap, Inc. just set an ambitious climate change target: The clothing retailer wants to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions in half by…
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DuPont Commits $10 Billion to Food Security Research

DuPont says it will invest a startling $10 billion in food security research and development, create 4,000 new products, and facilitate “2 million…
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Sealed Air Proves a Packaging Company Can Make An Impact

"I believe we no longer sell packaging," said Jerome A. Peribere, president and CEO of Sealed Air, "we sell increased shelf life." But…
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Clorox Goes Sustainable?

Clorox, a company many wouldn't initially associate with sustainability, is making moves to reduce its environmental impact by cutting waste and resource use.