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Submitted by: Strategic Sustainability Consulting
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 – 10:00 AM EST
HERNDON, Va., Feb. 15 /CSRwire/ - Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC) is pleased to announce the release of its sixth annual Sustainability Report. In the report, readers will find information on SSC's economic, environmental, and social performance—all based on the Global Reporting Initiative's Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
“Our annual sustainability report is probably the best way to see what SSC is about as a company,” said SSC President Jennifer Woofter. “It’s an opportunity for us to share what we’ve been up to over the last year, and to reflect on whether or not we’re practicing what we preach. It’s incredible to look back and see the changes in our company since 2005. I am so proud of the work that we’ve done, the clients that we’ve served, and our colleagues in the SSC Consultant Network.”
The theme of SSC’s 2011 report is “Thinking about Context”, a reflection about the concept of context and the need for companies to go beyond simply reporting a series of indicators and create meaningful connections concerning impacts. Download the report at www.sustainabilityconsulting.com/sustainabilityreport
“This year, we pushed the boundaries of our sustainability reporting, and shared how our activities have rippled out into the world,” said Woofter. “For each of the major reporting sections, we report on the outcomes of our activities. Not just how many clients we served—but what our consulting helped those clients to achieve. Not just how many miles we traveled, but what those miles helped us to do.”
Among the key findings of the report:
“While this sustainability report is an important way that we communicate with our stakeholders, it is also a great opportunity for SSC to see its impacts at a glance,” said Woofter. “We use the report to evaluate our progress and plan for the coming years. As we tell our clients, a sustainability report isn’t just a look backwards; it’s a tool for strategic planning into the future.”
About Strategic Sustainability Consulting
Strategic Sustainability Consulting provides under-resourced organizations with the tools and expertise needed to understand and manage their social and environmental impacts. Through sustainability assessments, green office auditing, supply chain management, stakeholder consultations, sustainability disclosure and social marketing, SSC helps organizations embrace their larger societal responsibilities and be the good corporate citizens to which they aspire. Find out more at www.sustainabilityconsulting.com.
Download the report here: www.sustainabilityconsulting.com/sustainabilityreport