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Performance: Employees

Companies will make sustainability considerations a core part of recruitment, compensation, and training, and will encourage sustainable lifestyle choices.

CERES ROADMAP VISION

Companies will make sustainability considerations a core part of recruitment, compensation, and training, and will encourage sustainable lifestyle choices.
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Check out Roadmap in Action for examples of how companies are implementing the Employee expectations of the Ceres Roadmap.
Employees can be an under-utilized resource in a company’s development and implementation of sustainability programs and strategies. Employees should be aware of a company’s sustainability position and goals and should be seen as partners and innovators, proactively nurtured for ideas and feedback. To encourage employee engagement, sustainability must become part of the company’s culture, with a clear commitment embraced across the enterprise from the boardroom to the copy room and through the supply chain.

HOW ARE COMPANIES PERFORMING?

In the The Road to 2020: Corporate Progress on The Ceres Roadmap For Sustainability, we evaluated 600 of the largest U.S. companies on their progress towards meeting the expectations laid forth in the Ceres Roadmap for

Tier description - 3Sustainability using data compiled and analyzed by Sustainalytics.  Although the Roadmap has three specific expectations for employees, we were only able to access data for one: training and support.

For this first report it was not possible to capture all of the data required to fully assess all of The Ceres Roadmap expectations.  For some Ceres Roadmap expectations, companies are not yet disclosing the information needed to assess their progress and in other cases, we did not have access to the type of data needed to adequately assess corporate progress.

We will be looking at additional indicators in the future to capture the meaning of the expectations more completely and will develop new indicators to capture data as it is more readily disclosed by companies.

SECTOR PERFORMANCE

For a deeper analysis of how certain sectors are performing against the Ceres Roadmap, please visit the Sector Performance section. There you will find a customized look at the performance of the following sectors:  Autos & Transportation, Electric Utilities, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Footwear & Apparel, Oil & Gas Producers, Retail, Technology Hardware, Technology Software & Services.