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.


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.

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…

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).…

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…

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…

Bacardi Reduces Energy and Water Use

Bacardi managed to reduce energy use by more than 25 percent and water use by 45 percent.

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…

Adidas Progress Report – Great Pass but No Slam Dunk

There’s no doubt Adidas is an industry leader when it comes to sustainability. The problem is that such recognition also generates expectations. So…

Hershey’s Sweetens Stakeholder Engagement

Hershey’s is getting with the program, and its most recent CSR report is a step in the right direction on responsible sourcing and…

Interview: Beth Holzman of Timberland Talks CSR

Following the release of Timberland's 2011 CSR report, Beth Holzman, Senior Manager of CSR Strategy and Reporting at Timberland talks about the achievements…

Seven Steps to Turning Your CSR Report into a Year of Communications Content

Producing a CR report can be expensive. A broader communications platform can help make the most of your investment. Here's how to maximize…

Waste Management 2010 CSR Report: Ambition and Clarity

Waste. The byproduct of consumer culture is the bane of environmentalists. We have chanted the mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” for more than…

Sustainability at Monsanto: Oxymoron?

Monsanto, known and sometimes criticized for their role in the proliferation of genetically modified crops in the US and the world, has released their 2010…