Sustainability isn't just about environmental measurement and improvement. Corporate social responsibility encapsulates both environmental and social issues to provide a measure of ethical and sustainable development.
The Exxon-Valdez oil spill of 1989 first brought the issue of corporate responsibility to public attention. Within 6 months, a small non-profit organisation called Ceres was launched with a vision of “a world in which business and capital markets promote the well being of human society and the protection of the earth’s biological systems and resources”. In enacting this vision they launched the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) which became the worlds most widely used sustainability reporting network.
To achieve this within your business we can develop a sustainability reporting framework to understand, measure and report your economic, environmental and social position in line with GRI performance indicators. With our experience in environmental assessment we can provide measures and targets that promote your green initiative. Intertek also has a wealth of experience in the field of social accountability, allowing us to give you a full picture of your sustainable development.
With over 20 years experience in sustainability and our existing relationships with other sustainability service providers we can also provide you with advice, analysis and support on a wide range of environmental and social issues such as:
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