Editorial Feature: Bloomberg, Dow Chemical top rankings of GRI application in
new BPA research report
SHELTON, CT -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- A new research report
conducted by the iCompli division of BPA Worldwide and IRAS shows
that Dow Chemical scored highest among Fortune 100 companies when it
comes to applying the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Guidelines
for Sustainability Reporting. Bloomberg topped the list of media
The research report -- Applying GRI Guidelines for Effective
Reporting: A Review of Global Media Companies' CR Reports -- is an
analysis of top US and international companies' annual reports to
identify key corporate responsibility (CR) reporting trends. The
study focuses on global media sector companies that issue CR reports,
and compares the level of reporting in the media sector against the
larger universe of Fortune 100 companies issuing CR reports, as well
as companies in South Africa where sustainability reporting is
The list of Top 15 media sector companies include: Bloomberg (US),
Grupo Antena 3 (Spain), Publicis Group (France), Axel Springer
(Germany) and Mediaset (Spain). The Top 5 Fortune 100 companies in
GRI compliance include: Dow Chemical, Johnson Controls, UPS, Johnson
& Johnson and Microsoft.
Although the number of companies issuing CR reports continues to
grow, and along with it the number of companies using the GRI
Guidelines, the research also reveals that nearly 26% of companies in
the survey who issued CR reports did not include any of the GRI
environmental reporting indicators. More than 50% did not report any
human rights indicators.
The research report will be formally presented at a free-to-attend
sustainability reporting reception, hosted by BPA, to be held on
April 23rd from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at the LEED Platinum Hearst Tower in
New York City.
An expert panel, including Marjella Alma, GRI US Focal Point; Michael
Rea, President of South African-based sustainability consultancy,
IRAS, will present the findings and participate in a Q&A session with
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