New report shows increase in uptake of GRI reporting in the S&P 100

Source: SIRAN, 4 February 2010

The latest edition of the annual Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN) commissioned report – ‘S&P 100 Sustainability Reporting Comparison’ – shows a marked increase in the number of firms issuing GRI reports.
• The number of Standard and Poors (S&P) companies producing sustainability reports with performance data has increased by over a third in the past year.

• Since 2004, the number of companies making reference to GRI in their sustainability reports has more than doubled from 24 to 55 of the S&P 100.

• In 2009, the number of S&P 100 companies reporting according the GRI Guidelines increased by 25% on the previous year

• 93 of the S&P 100 now provide at least some sustainability information on their websites, up from 58 companies in 2007.

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