Making Sense of GRI’s New Standards

Making Sense of GRI’s New Standards

Sustainability reporting has come a long way in the last few decades and continues to evolve as the imperative for companies grows. Many frameworks, like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, are comprehensive but they are not static. GRI has just released a new set of sustainability reporting guidelines, aimed at standardizing the language companies […]

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Natural Capital Protocol Launches Today

Natural Capital Protocol Launches Today

Following an extensive pilot programme, the Natural Capital Coalition have released the Natural Capital Protocol today. This will provide a framework for businesses to perform Natural Capital Valuation, an exercise that minimizes environmental impact and reduces cost. Committed to aligning our reporting tools with the forefront of sustainability thinking, UL EHS Sustainability have monitored developments […]

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Measuring Business Participation in Recovery and Recycling Systems

Measuring Business Participation in Recovery and Recycling Systems

Summary: As waste recovery and recycling processes improve, businesses require additional indicators to gauge and enhance their performance as part of a broader system. This need can be met by adding selected destination and recyclability indicators to existing sustainability performance management systems. The business case Waste equals food. A concept that is by no means […]

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Measuring Business Uptake of Sharing Platforms

Measuring Business Uptake of Sharing Platforms

Summary: As sharing platforms become increasingly available within upstream operations, businesses looking to access the financial and environmental advantages on offer require clear information to guide their participation. This need can be met by adding selected utility and risk indicators to existing sustainability performance management systems. The business case Whilst most prevalent in a consumer […]

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Natural Capital Valuation: Why it Matters

Natural Capital Valuation: Why it Matters

Applying natural capital valuation in mainstream business practices The global economy depends on the preservation of natural resources. Yet the majority of businesses have not traditionally placed a high enough financial value on natural capital – the products and services they derive from nature. Here, we consider how to apply natural capital valuation in practical […]

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Measuring Progress Towards Product Life Extension

Measuring Progress Towards Product Life Extension

Summary: With its prolonged value creation potential, business interest in product life extension is increasing. However to maximize access to the advantages on offer additional business data is required. This need can be met by adding selected input, utility and destination indicators to existing sustainability performance management systems. The business case… Change is underway in […]

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Three Steps to Improve Your Sustainability Reporting

Three Steps to Improve Your Sustainability Reporting

As investor interest in sustainability performance grows and companies come under more regulatory pressure to disclose their impacts, businesses are increasingly directing significant resources to external reporting. Disclosing progress in line with rigorous reporting frameworks and respected analyst surveys is integral to improving transparency and lowering reputational risk. However, with no single global standard for […]

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