Performance by Expectation
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Gaining Ground: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability evaluates 613 of the largest U.S. publicly traded companies and their progress to integrate sustainability into their business strategies and decision-making.
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Companies will embed sustainability into core building blocks—management and board structures, goal-setting and strategic decision-making.
Companies will proactively engage in robust dialogue with stakeholders across the whole value chain, and will integrate stakeholder feedback into strategic planning and operational decision-making.
Companies will regularly report on sustainability strategies and performance. Disclosure will include credible, standardized, independently verified metrics encompassing all material stakeholder concerns, and detailed goals and plans for future action.
The Performance chapter is divided into the following five sections:
Companies will invest the necessary resources to achieve environmental neutrality and to demonstrate respect for human rights in their operations. Companies will measure and improve performance related to GHG emissions, energy efficiency, facilities and buildings, water, waste, and human rights.
Companies will require their suppliers to meet the same environmental and social standards as the company has established for itself. Companies will establish sustainable procurement criteria, catalyze improved supplier performance, and facilitate disclosure of suppliers’ sustainability information.
Companies will systematically minimize their sustainability impact by enhancing the resiliency of their logistics. Companies will prioritize low impact transportation systems and modes, and address business travel and commuting.
Companies will design and deliver products and services that are aligned with sustainability goals by innovating business models, allocating R&D spend, designing for sustainability, communicating the impacts of products and services, reviewing marketing practices and advancing strategic collaborations.
Companies will make sustainability considerations a core part of recruitment, compensation, and training, and will encourage sustainable lifestyle choices.