About: sustainability reporting

G7 agree on ‘historic steps’ to make climate reporting mandatory

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, met with finance ministers in London this weekend, with discussions leading to a historic agreement that G7 nations will mandate climate reporting in line with the recommendations of the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.

Cameron, UN panel call for global corporate sustainability reporting

Big companies should report their impact on the environment in addition to their earnings under a UN plan to boost economic growth and ease poverty by 2030, according to recommendations by a panel of world leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Interview news: Green NGO calls for higher prices for road and air transport

European Federation for Transport & Environment policy officer Stephanos Anastasiadis explains that the only way to achieve sustainable mobility is by ensuring that road and air transport pay their true 'external costs'.

New award launched to reward socially responsible investment

Self-nominations are expected from investment companies active in SRI for the "Royal Awards for Responsible Investment".

CSR study: time to move beyond the “voluntary vs mandatory” debate

A new study explores how well companies understand the economic impacts of their activities on poor communities, and what actions businesses take to manage those to achieve the desired outcomes.

Award judges identify weak areas in sustainability reports

The European Sustainability Awards 2002 named best sustainability, environmental, first-time and SME reports. The judges called for more quantifiable performance indicators, improved stakeholder involvement and better balance of the three sustainability elements.

‘Sustainable mobility’ – a new concept or an empty phrase?

On 17 February 2003, high level representatives of the rail, automotive and aviation sectors as well as the Commission discussed the concept of "sustainable mobility" with regard to current trends in EU transport policy.

New web portal launched on sustainable development reporting

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has launched a new portal, which aims to help companies develop their sustainability reports.

Worldwatch report highlights signs of progress towards sustainability

The Worldwatch Institute just released its State of the World 2003 report, which indicates that recent technological and social changes provide grounds for optimism about the world's capacity to respond to environmental threats.

Business leaders report points out the added value of sustainable development reporting

On 6 january, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a report explaining the added value of sustainable development reporting and providing tools to produce such reports.

SustainAbility: Chiquita’s corporate responsibility reporting is among the world’s best

The report by SustainAbility on corporate accountability, published in November 2002, ranks Chiquita's 2000 Corporate Responsibility Report as Number 1 in the food industry.
Transport 04-12-2002

Last Transport Council under Danish presidency faces high expectations

The Transport Council of 5-6 December is to discuss maritime safety, air transport, heavy goods transport through Austria, the revitalisation of the EU's railways and the integration of environmental into transport policy. It is the last meeting of Transport ministers under the Danish presidency.
Transport 03-12-2002

Parliament demands major changes in Transport White Paper

On 28 November, the EP's Transport Committee adopted its report on the Commission's White Paper on Transport Policy. It calls on the Commission to reconsider substantial parts of the document.

New social reporting recommendations for the financial services sector

A new Financial Services Sector Supplement to the Sustainability Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative has been issued, containing a set of social performance indicators for the industry.

Tour operators establish international guidelines for sustainable tourism

In the framework of the Sustainability Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative, tour operators have recently launched a sector supplement to advance environment friendly and socially responsible tourism.

Corporate Responsibility Bill debated in UK Parliament

The UK House of Commons is currently considering a bill to challenge the internationally preferred voluntary approach to CSR.
Enlargement 18-04-2002

NGOs criticise use of EU pre-accession aid

A new report by environmental NGOs criticises the way EU pre-accession aid is spent in the candidate countries. The report by Friends of the Earth Europe and CEE Bankwatch criticises the role of Western consultancies and warns of potential negative environmental impacts of EU financed projects.
Energy 18-03-2002

Barcelona Summit: the outcome

EURACTIV summary of the main outcomes of the Barcelona Summit.