DJSI Industry Group Leaders: Key Material Topics 2016
How leading sustainability corporations manage their people, energy and climate were the top material issues of 2016. This was accompanied by high prioritization of human rights (diversity and inclusion), ethics and corruption, the health and safety of employees, and related standards in supply chains. This appeared from latest research by BSD and its international partners on reporting by the Industry Group Leaders of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).From the formal positions it was evident that the top issues include how companies manage their people and energy, accompanied by high prioritization of human rights in the form of diversity and inclusion, ethics and corruption, the health and safety of employees, and ensuring related standards in global supply chains. “The importance of securing sustainability standards in supply chains comes as no surprise to us. It is an area in which we have worked with corporates since the 1990s, and it is evident that consumers demand greater assurance of conditions under which product supplies have been developed abroad,” said Peter Teuscher, Managing Director of BSD Consulting. The findings were published on the online hub Materialitytracker on the occasion of the annual conference of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), held recently in London and attended by BSD as IIRC Global Training Partner. Visit Materialitytracker for the complete research findings. For the Media Information Note, click on the adjacent orange box.