Recent posts on GRI G4

MetLife recently released its 2015 Global Impact report. The report contains information on how MetLife has managed environmental, social and governance issues, including social impact investments, customer service, product access, employee programs, workplace diversity, environmental stewardship and philanthropy.

Throughout the report, MetLife indicates how its actions align with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, demonstrating the company’s support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Highlights of MetLife’s 2015 corporate responsibility performance include:

Green investments of $9.7 billion, which includes stakes in 37 wind and solar farms, 48 LEED-certified properties, and $3 billion in renewable energy projects
As the first U.S.-based insurer to commit to carbon neutrality, committing to reducing energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2020
Implementing an Inclusion Index to measure diversity and inclusion integration within the company
Infrastructure investments of $7.8 billion, which includes projects such as roads, pipelines, and power
More >

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 >

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

Framework LLC… More >