What Happens in Practice?

How do companies report sustainability activities?

Craib Design and Communications and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, in their annual survey of sustainability reporting of Standard and Poor companies, found that organizations use a variety of avenues to communicate their efforts toward sustainability. The graphs below show the percentage of companies that use web sites and stand-alone reports. Note also that the stand-alone reports are getting shorter. This may be due to the fact that some organizations are preparing additional reports targeting specific aspects of sustainability, such as greenhouse gas emissions.