Sustainability Disclosure and Rankings Almanac

The ever growing number of environmental, social, and governance rankings, disclosure frameworks, and analysis services can be difficult to track. It can be even more difficult to prioritize those of highest value to your business and objectives. Our Disclosure Almanac is here to help by maintaining regularly updated summaries of many of the leading frameworks and rankings and their associated deadlines.

For help prioritizing and managing your company’s disclosures and improving your visibility to key stakeholders and influencers, just drop a note to KT, Framework’s Director of Analytics.

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CDP Climate change program


Promotes comprehensive carbon accounting and disclosure.

  • Application required

  • Questionnaire released: February 2018

7/31/18


October


Making the most of your CDP response (infographic)


Answered: How CDP disclosures drive investor value


Harmonizing corporate disclosure on climate change


Guidance for companies


CDP supply chain program


An extension of CDP climate, companies can request information from suppliers.

  • Application required

  • Questionnaire released: April 2018

8/16/18


November


 

CDP water program


Promotes water security through corporate action.

  • Application required

  • Questionnaire released: February 2018

7/31/18


October


 

CDP forests program


Accounts for risks associated with deforestation.

  • Application required

  • Questionnaire released: February 2018

7/31/18


October 


GRI


The Global Reporting Initiative helps organizations understand and communicate business impacts across a range of sustainability issues.

  • Framework

None


Continually


Framework Comments on New GRI Standards


DJSI


Dow Jones Sustainability Index ranks top companies across industries and regions.

  • Invitation only

  • Questionnaire released April 5, 2018

5/31/18


September 


Understanding the DJSI (infographic)


Global 100


Corporate Knights scores global industry peers on twelve quantitative key performance indicators like energy, water use, employee compensation, and corporate tax strategy.

  • No application

None


January


2018 Methodology


Working Mother 100 Best Companies


Working Mother ranks companies based on how well they support working-parent employees.

  • Application required

3/16/18


September


Application process and details


CR 100 Best Corporate Citizens


Corporate Responsibility Magazine analyzes companies in the Russell 1000 across 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures.

  • No application

  • Russel 1000

None


April


Methodology


National Organization on Disability Leading Diability Employer


National Organization on Disability premiered this award in 2016 to recognize organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring.

  • Questionnaire available: Fall 2017

3/1/18


June


Methodology


Newsweek Green Rankings


Newsweek ranks the 500 largest companies by market capitalization, both in the U.S. and globally, on eight indicators like energy productivity and environmental metrics.

  • No application

  • US 500

  • Global 500

None


December


2017 Methodology


World's Most Ethical Companies


Ethisphere analyzes self-reported surveys for companies that excel in promoting ethical business standards and practices.

  • Application required

11/8/18


February


Methodology


Civic 50


Points of Light highlights the 50 most community-minded companies in America based on an annual survey regarding investment, impact, community integration, and corporate systems.

  • Application required

  • Survey released November 2017

3/1/18


June


About the Civic 50


Forbes Most Innovative Companies


Forbes ranks companies' innovation premiums based on an algorithm that determines the difference between market capitalization and the present value of existing business.

  • No application

None


August


Methodology


Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality


Human Rights Campaign Foundation ranks workplaces based on its Corporate Equality Index annual survey.

  • Application required

  • Fortune 1000

  • AmLaw 200

  • Sureveys are mailed in April.

8/1/18


November


How to participate


2019 Criteria Updates


DiversityInc Top 50


DiversityInc ranks companies based on surveys that assess performance related to diversity management including talent pipeline, equitable development, leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.

  • Application required

3/2/18


May


Survey FAQs


Methodology


Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For


Great Place to Work conducts both an employee survey and culture audit to rank workplaces.

  • Application required

9/8/18


February


More information


Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies


MSCI ESG Research screens publicly traded non-financial companies to identify those that exhibit transparent accounting practices and solid corporate governance.

  • No application

None


April


 

The Best-Performing CEOs


Harvard Business Review ranks CEO performance based on financial and non-financial indicators.

  • No application

  • S&P Global 1200

None


November


Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials


Great Place to Work conducts a survey based on items such as fairness of promotions, level of support in employees' personal lives, and inclusiveness.

  • Application required

3/16/18


June


More information


Employees' Choice Awards Best Place to Work


Glassdoor ranks companies based upon reviews submitted to its platform from current and former employees.

  • No application

10/22/17


December


About the awards


MIT's 50 Smartest Companies


MIT Technology Review editors pick 50 companies that they believe best combine innovative technology with an effective business model.

  • No application

None


June


Methodology


Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies


Korn Ferry Hay Group surveys executives, directors, and analysts within and across industries to determine what companies are admired most.

  • Invitation only

  • Fortune 1000

  • Global 500

None


January


Methodology


Fortune's Change the World List


Fortune recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy, with nominations evaluated by writers and editors based on social impact, business results, and innovation.

  • Nomination required

None


September


Methodology


World's Most Attractive Employers


Universum ranks employers based on annual surveys of business and engineering students asked about their ideal employer.

  • Nomination required

None


June


Ranking qualification process


GRESB


Assesses ESG performance of real assets like global real estate and infrastructure.

  • Application required

7/1/18


September


2017 Data


Corporate Human Rights Benchmark


Provides a yearly snapshot of human rights performance of the largest companies. In 2017, heavy manufacturing and engineering, ICT and electronics, and light manufacturing industries were added. In 2018, finance, pharmaceutical and service industries will be added.

  • Global 500

TBD


TBD


CHRB Methodology


Integrated Reporting


A framework that allows organizations to better understand factors that can affect the ability to create value over time.

  • Framework

None


Continually


Training and Resources


UN Global Compact Communication on Progress


Requires a yearly progress report on how a company aligns its strategies and operations with the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Report

Annually


Continually


Global Compact Network USA


Basic Guide to Communication on Progress


EcoVadis


Provides supplier sustainability ratings based on environmental, social, ethical, and supply chain-related performance.

  • Service

None


As requested


What EcoVadis does


50 Out Front for Diversity


Diversity MBA Magazine ranks companies based on representation, board diversity, recruitment, inclusion, retention, succession planning and accountability.

  • Registration required

TBD


June


 

Good Governance Report


The Institute of Directors ranks corporate governance performance for FTSE 100 companies based on public factors and a survey of stakeholders.

  • FTSE 100

None


October


The 2017 Report


Best Workplaces for Diversity


Published with Fortune, Great Place to Work-Certified companies are ranked on how positively women, minorities and LBGTQ employees experience their workplace.


8/27/18


December


Methodology


Best Workplaces for Parents


Published with Fortune, Great Place to Work-certified companies are recognized for their commitment to flexible working arrangements and employer support for employees' personal lives.


8/20/18


November


Methodology


Best Workplaces for Women


The 100 Best Workplaces for Women are selected from the universe of Great Place to Work-Certified companies who emphasize gender parity within their organization.


7/19/18


October


About the Award


People Magazine Companies That Care


PEOPLE magazine highlights U.S. companies that demonstrate respect, compassion and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment.


3/23/18


August


2017 Results


Best Workplaces for Giving Back


This list recognizes companies where employees are proud of their community involvement and share these experiences widely within the organization.


11/1/18


February


 

KnowTheChain Benchmarks


Benchmark evaluating companies in the Information & Communications Technology, Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear sectors on how they address forced labor in their supply chains.


Varies


Companies to be benchmarked in 2018


Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)


SASB maintains sustainability accounting standards for 79 industries to help companies disclose financially material information to investors.


None


Continually


Provisional Standards


Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)


The TCFD releases voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures to assist companies in reporting information to financial stakeholders.


None


Continually


Recommendations of the TCFD