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SunGard’s five year track record of reporting is emblematic of the company’s commitment to accountability and transparency. The company is proud to release its latest Sustainability Report, for 2012, which showcases progress on programs, practices and analytics implemented since its initial report in 2008.
SunGard works continuously to focus on the right priorities and initiatives that will improve the company, add value for clients and make SunGard a great workplace environment for employees. In order to do so, SunGard maintains a balanced approach that aligns business strategy with SunGard’s core values, including the company’s commitment to responsible environmental, social and governance practices.
2012 Sustainability Highlights include:

Achieved 20 percent reduction in air miles per employee, surpassing target of 10 percent reduction in air miles per employee by 2014.
Achieved 12 percent reduction in SunGard’s global CO2e emissions from our electricity consumption in business offices and data centers.
Achieved… More >

Practitioners’ Perspectives
Sustainability leaders discuss the function and future of materiality analysis

Part three of our materiality blog series

In the previous segment of our materiality blog series, we analyzed GRI reporting criteria to determine whether materiality analysis is truly an integral component of a report based on the GRI G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. We found that while the language in the GRI Guidelines strongly encourages the use of materiality, there is no formal requirement for companies to follow any particular analysis process.

Extending our inquiry, we reached out to sustainability professionals at companies currently using the GRI Guidelines—hoping to better understand the perceived role of materiality analysis within corporations themselves.

A powerful tool

In speaking with best-practice leaders, including representatives from Timberland, EMC, and Intel, we posed the following questions:

Have you conducted a materiality analysis within your company? If so, how?
Do you believe that materiality analysis has… More >