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Performance by Expectation

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. Corporate performance is evaluated across four areas of activity— governance, stakeholder engagement, disclosure and performance (including the areas of operations, supply chain, transportation and logistics, products and services, and employees).

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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.

Click on a link below to explore company performance by Ceres Roadmap expectation.

Governance Tile

 

Companies will embed sustainability into core building blocks—management and board structures, goal-setting and strategic decision-making.

 

Stakeholder Engagement Tile

 

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.

 

 

Disclosure Tile

 

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:

Perf Operations Tile

 

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.

 

Perf Supply Chain Tile

 

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.

 

Perf Transportation Tile

 

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.

Perf Products & Services Tile

 

 

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.

 

Perf Employees Tile

 

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