This report evaluates how well 613 of the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies are integrating sustainability into their business systems and decision-making. The report -- a collaboration between Ceres and Sustainalytics -- assesses corporate progress across the four strategic areas first outlined in 2010 in the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability: Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, Disclosure and Performance.
Key findings include:
- While many companies are taking action to reduce GHG emissions, few have set time-bound targets. A growing number of companies are incorporating sustainability performance into executive compensation packages. More companies are setting clear sustainability standards for suppliers
- In addition to informing the sustainability efforts of companies, the report provides important information to shareholders about how the companies in their portfolios are performing in key areas, such as disclosing material issues and engaging with stakeholders.