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NVIDIA recently released its 2016 Sustainability Report, the company’s seventh report on its environmental, social, and governance progress. This latest update highlights how NVIDIA’s central technology, the Graphics Processing Unit, or GPU, advances demanding and socially-beneficial technologies. The report describes how GPUs help supercomputers model diseases, self-driving cars interpret roads, and virtual reality create entirely new forms of media and communication.

Because of NVIDIA’s performance related to corporate responsibility, multiple organizations have recognized the company’s ESG leadership, including:

CR Magazine adding NVIDIA to the “100 Best Corporate Citizens”
Newsweek ranking NVIDIA fourth in its Green Rankings of US companies
scoring a 98 out of 100 on the company’s CDP disclosure, demonstrating its leadership in climate action and emissions
remaining a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

To continue its progress, NVIDIA has set several goals for the coming year. This includes ranking suppliers based on the company’s criteria for conflict… More >

The EPA recently recognized MetLife for its work in publicly reporting on, verifying, and setting goals to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. MetLife won a Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management, which highlights its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in 2016 through at least 2018.

To achieve carbon neutrality, MetLife plans on a wide range of carbon reduction actions, including:
Capital improvement projects and facility upgrades, for example replacing boilers
Increasing energy efficiency through incorporating best practices into offices, for example LED lighting
Consolidating office space
Reducing business travel through increased use of technology
Investing in carbon offsets

While the award highlights the current and future work, MetLife has an established history of reducing its impact on climate. The company first set an emission reduction goal in 2005 of reducing indirect emissions for its U.S. offices by 20% by 2010, which it achieved one year early.

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Covanta recently released its 2014 Sustainability Report, its third comprehensive report and first to prioritize an online format, to communicate its sustainability management and performance.

Covanta has proactively worked to integrate sustainability into its operations since establishing its Clean World Initiative eight years ago. In the report, Covanta highlights this past year’s successes, including:

its Energy from Waste, or EfW, service that reduced greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions by 18.2 million tons
achieving 99.95% compliance with regulatory air standards over the past three years
increased reclaimed wastewater use of 19%, a 4% increase over 2013
increased alternative water use of 30%, a 6% increase over 2013

To continue momentum toward enhanced sustainability management, Covanta also outlines future goals, including:

developing, implementing, tracking, and reporting on safety performance metrics with the goal of measuring improvement by 2020
developing diversity and inclusion awareness training with complete participation by the end of 2017
increasing the amount of waste utilized in energy recovery and other sustainable waste management by 10% by 2020

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