Recent posts on corporate responsibility

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 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) recently published its 2015 Sustainability Report, which includes an industry-level materiality analysis—one of the first of this kind—performed by Framework LLC.

The materiality analysis, which traditionally is completed at a company-level, captured and mapped material issues across the entire industry.

A Sustainable Brands article describes the process Framework utilized to successfully execute an assessment with such a wide scope:
Framework LLC followed a process developed specifically for industry-level evaluation. It began with the creation of a value chain map for the industry and a comprehensive list of potentially material issues as a basis for analysis. A representative sample of ACI member companies was surveyed and interviewed, and documents from the industry and external stakeholders (including NGOs and government agencies) were evaluated for each stage of the value chain to determine the level of stakeholder concern for each issue. Equal representation was given to all identified… More >

Framework joins over 8,000 companies in supporting the UN Global Compact and its mission to use business as a force for good.

As a participant in the UN Global Compact, Framework commits to adopting and operating under the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, which cover human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. These principles will advise Framework’s strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations, as well as provide guidance on collaborative projects.

To document progress and remain accountable to this commitment, Framework will report annually on work toward supporting the principles and society at large.

Joining the UN Global Compact expands on Framework’s public support of the initiative since 2008, and Framework’s role as strategic counsel and programming support to the U.S. Local Network of the Global Compact since 2012.

Framework is proud and deeply honored to help advance the implementation of sustainable practices as a UN Global Compact participant.

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