US: Number of companies reporting sustainability doubled
Date: 28 Oct 2008
Twice as many companies in the US are reporting sustainability data than in 2005, according to a new survey by KPMG. Of the top companies, 74 percent published corporate responsibility information in 2008, making such reporting now the norm rather than the exception.
The research suggested that the reasons why companies make social and environmental disclosures has changed, with a higher percentage quoting ethical concerns as the main driver for reporting, whereas in the past economic reasons predominated.
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