From: "Julie Owen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Material World
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 15:29:32 +0100
Apologises for cross posting, but we wanted to make you aware that
Material World - The Report of the 2003 Benchmark Survey of Global
Reporting is now available.
This report provides a valuable insight into current reporting trends around
the world and what is emerging as best practise. Attached in PDF format
are the report front cover, contents page and list of companies included
in the 2003 benchmark survey, to give you a good insight into the quality
of this document.
Key findings of this year's survey include distinct differences in reporting
around the world, with notably fewer companies reporting in the U.S. than
either Europe or Asia; an increase in reporting on social categories
including health and safety, equality and diversity, and human rights. More
companies now produce a combined social and environmental report than
purely environmental report. The Material World Report contains detailed
examples, statistics, analysis and trends around these and other topics.
The Survey database developed since 1999 contains a wealth of information
that can be utilised to provide in-depth analysis to companies wishing to
explore particular aspects of reporting. Further analysis can also be
provided in the form of selected Research Reports designed to meet
specific areas of interest.
The Survey evaluates reporting by the 100 largest companies in the world
by revenue (as listed in the Fortune Global 500), against a set of thirty-two
reporting categories. This year the Survey was expanded to include greater
coverage of social reporting categories, and for the first time two
economic categories were introduced.
The Report, Material World, highlights the findings of the fourth
Benchmark Survey of Global Environmental and Social Reporting, and was
recently covered in Ethical Corporation's newsletter
We have also attached a flyer giving more information about the Survey and
Report, Material World. If you would like to know more about either,
please do not hesitate to contact us.
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