Sustainable Measures: Evaluation and Reporting of Environmental and Social Performance

Sustainable Measures: Evaluation and Reporting of Environmental and Social Performance


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Environmental and social performance measurement and reporting by business has become a high-profile issue during the 1990s. It is increasingly being requested by stakeholders and required by governments. Companies too are finding that they need better environmental and social performance data for effective internal management. And there are a growing number of standardisation initiatives – such as the ISO 14031 guidelines on environmental performance evaluation or the CERES Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) template for sustainability reporting – that are aimed at making it easier for more companies to take action, and for stakeholders to compare their progress.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781874719168
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Pages: 586
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Klaus Töpfer, United Nations Environment Programme

Jonathan Lash, World Resources Institute

Lise Kingo, Novo Nordisk

María Emilia Correa, BCSD Colombia

Martin Bennett, Gloucestershire Business School, UK, Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre, UK, and Leon Klinkers, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Netherlands

1. Key Themes in Environmental, Social and Sustainability Performance Evaluation and Reporting
Martin Bennett and Peter James

Section 1: Evaluating environmental performance

2. ISO 14031 and the Future of Environmental Performance Evaluation
Martin Bennett and Peter James

3. An Environmental Performance Measurement Framework for Business
William Young, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK, and Richard Welford, Huddersfield University, UK

4. Standardisation: The Next Chapter in Corporate Environmental Performance Evaluation and Reporting
Allen White and Diana Zinkl, Tellus Institute, USA

5. Information Systems for Corporate Environmental Management Accounting and Performance Measurement
Pall Rikhardsson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Denmark

6. Ecobalancing in Austria: Its Use in SMEs and for Benchmarking
Christine Jasch, Institut fuer Oekologische Wirtschaftsforschung, Austria

7. Ecobalance Analysis as a Managerial Tool at Kunert AG
Rainer Rauberger, Institut fuer Management und Umwelt, Germany, and Bernd Wagner, Augsburg University Management Centre, Germany

8. Environmental Performance Evaluation and Reporting in Developing Countries: The Case of Indonesia's Programme for Pollution Control, Evaluation and Rating (PROPER)
Shakeb Afsah, International Resources Group Ltd, USA, and Damayanti Ratunanda, Environmental Impact and Management Agency, Indonesia

9. Evaluating Corporate Environmental Performance in Developing Countries: TERI's Eco-Rating System
Vandana Bhatnagar, Tata Energy Research Institute, India

10. Measuring and Benchmarking Environmental Performance in the Electric Utility Sector: The Experience of Niagara Mohawk
Joseph Miakisz, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, USA

11. A Weighted Environmental Indicator at Unox: An Advance towards Sustainable Development?
Willem van der Werf, Unilever, Netherlands

12. The Evolution of Integrated Environmental Performance Evaluation and Reporting at Baxter International
Martin Bennett and Peter James

13. Evaluating the Whole-Life Environmental Performance of Products: A Comparison of Eco-Points, Eco-Compass and Eco-Costing Approaches
Martin Bennett, Andrew Hughes, University of Bradford, UK, and Peter James

Section 2: Reporting environmental performance

14. Towards a Generally Accepted Framework for Environmental Reporting
Roger Adams, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, Martin Houldin, EMAG Ltd, UK, and Saskia Slomp, European Federation of Accountants, Belgium

15. A Survey of Company Environmental Reporting: The 1997 Third International Benchmark Survey
John Elkington, Niklas Kreander and Helen Stibbard, SustainAbility, UK

16. Statutory Environmental Reporting in Denmark: Status and Challenges
Pall Rikhardsson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Denmark

17. Reaching Consensus on the Implementation of Good Practice in Environmental Reporting: A Dutch NGO's Perspective
Jan Willem Biekart, Stichting Natuur en Milieu, Netherlands, and Karin Ree, University of Groningen, Netherlands

18. Environmental Reporting in Japan: Current Status and Implications of ISO 14001 and a Pollutant Release Inventory
Takehiko Murayama, Fukushima University, Japan

19. South African Corporate Environmental Reporting: Contrasts with the Experience in Developed Countries
Charl de Villiers, University of Pretoria, South Africa

20. The Relationship between Company Environmental Reports and their Environmental Performance: A Study of the UK Water Industry
Peter Hopkinson, University of Bradford, UK, and Michael Whitaker, freelance environmental consultant, UK

21. Internet-Based Environmental Reporting: Key Components
Kathryn Jones and Julia Walton, Centre for Environmental Informatics, University of Sunderland, UK

22. Sustainable Industrial Development: Benchmarking Environmental Policies and Reports
Riva Krut, Benchmark Environmental Consulting, USA, and Ken Munis, Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Section 3: Social and sustainability performance evaluation and reporting

23. Sustainability Reporting Guidelines: Exposure Draft for Public Comment and Pilot-Testing
The Global Reporting Initiative

24. Signs of Sustainability: Measuring Corporate Environmental and Social Performance
Janet Ranganathan, World Resources Institute, USA

25. Socially Challenged: Trends in Social Reporting
John Elkington and Franceska van Dijk, SustainAbility, UK

26. Social Reporting: Developing Theory and Current Practice
Andrew Wilson, Ashridge Business School, UK

27. A New Deal for Sustainable Development in Business: Taking the Social Dimension Seriously at The Body Shop
Maria Sillanpää, KPMG, UK

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