RadiciGroup Sustainability Report achieves GRI Application Level B+.
For the ninth consecutive year, RadiciGroup has published its Sustainability Report, a document reporting on its activities and achievements in the field of corporate social responsibility.
RadiciGroup has published its ninth Sustainability Report, an annual publication reporting on its activities and achievements in the field of corporate social responsibility.
The 2011 Report has obtained external assurance that it meets Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Application Level B+ requirements.
For the ninth consecutive year, RadiciGroup has published its Sustainability Report, a document reporting on its activities and achievements in the field of corporate social responsibility. For the first time, the document has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Framework – the most widely used guidelines for non-financial reporting worldwide – and has achieved GRI Application Level B+. (A “+” can be appended to the level if external assurance has been given. External assurance for the RadiciGroup Sustainability Report was provided by Certiquality.) For RadiciGroup, this Report is a significant achievement and an important step towards meeting the challenge of making sustainability a tool for business, innovation and corporate culture.
“There cannot be development without wealth. That much is clear.” Angelo Radici, President of RadiciGroup, said yesterday at the in-house presentation of the Sustainability Report. “But it is also clear that the capability to create wealth is not based on economics alone. Doing business in a responsible way has been a long-standing objective for us. We are a chemicals Group and, as such, we more than others have the responsibility to ensure safety, and manage and reduce the environmental footprint of our production activities and our products, thus providing our downstream customers with not only the highest quality, but also a greater level of sustainability.”
“We are concentrating more and more on using renewable resources, rationalizing energy consumption, recycling and developing eco-sustainable products,” Mr. Radici concluded. “But we are only on the starting line of this race. As we have repeatedly said before, sustainability represents a challenge for our Group. A challenge that we intend to tackle under the banner of concrete action and transparency.”
Compared to the 2010 edition, the 2011 Sustainability Report has not only made the transition from the Responsible Care model to the GRI Framework for its data gathering process but has also changed the reporting boundary (which makes it impossible to compare the 2011 Sustainability Report with prior versions). The GRI performance indicators measured and included in this Sustainability Report – Economic (EC), Human Rights (HR), Labour Practices and Decent Work (LA), Society (SO), Environment (EN), Product Responsibility (PR) – provide a 3-year trend (2009-2011) of RadiciGroup’s economic, environmental and social performance.
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