Walt Disney World remade the central Florida landscape. (Disney)

In Corporate Responsibility Marketing, It’s a Small World After All

Published on December 11, 2023

Disney and other Fortune 500 companies cast global concerns as community benefits.

With anti-ESG lawsuits smoldering in court dockets and a combustible presidential election on hand, companies are looking to insulate themselves from political attack or at least avoid fanning the flames. Disney and other Fortune 500 companies defend their environmental, social and governance action by drawing on a theme that predates the ESG framework: corporate social responsibility.

CSR draws from a historic strain of philanthropy and civic obligation dating to ​​Andrew Carnegie’s Gilded Age gospel of wealth and the Conference Board’s Reagan Era policy campaigns. A diverse set of Fortune 500 companies have long embraced the CSR concept by publishing annual corporate responsibility or citizenship reports. 

The Walt Disney Co. makes for a compelling case study. Its 2022 critique of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act made the entertainment conglomerate as a political target. Yet Disney’s stand was deeply rooted in its history as a Florida developer with a culture of giving back. Disney corporate responsibility reports date to 2008, drawing on founder Walt Disney’s self-professed role as a “shaper of the world of tomorrow.” 

Corporate responsibility and “environmentality” were featured in Disney’s early go.com websites, and a citizenship section was in place for more than a decade before Disney launched an impact microsite in 2021. Disney presents a diversity, philanthropy and ESG portfolio drawn from the purpose of “creating a better world​​.” The impact site ties corporate social action to the brand values of belonging, balance and hope. “​​Our primary mission needs to be to entertain,” CEO Robert Iger told shareholders in 2023, “and to have a positive impact on the world.”

Disney employee in cap and gown.
Disney’s CSG report features employee training and education benefits.

Magic Kingdom Rules With Corporate Innovation

It’s tempting to think that Disney could distance itself from politics. Yet like every other Fortune 500 company, Disney is a prime community resource. Disney has a singular history of corporate activism dating to “Project Florida,” the rural development that supported Walt Disney World. To create the park and resort complex, Disney remade the rural central Florida landscape at corporate expense. The company cleared miles of palmetto scrub and built roads, power plants, sewers and flood control systems miles from the nearest municipal systems. 

A 1967 Florida law gave the company unusual political control over land use and infrastructure in a special taxing district. In return, Disney would be responsible for water and waste management and other services, including road maintenance and fire protection. A Walt Disney Productions reveal of Disney World preparations acknowledged that the business-friendly arrangement would “allow the use of new and imaginative systems prohibited, in many areas of the county, by antiquated codes and standards that pre-date today’s industrial technology.” The state reclaimed political control in a still contentious 2023 move, but Disney and other landowners still bear the tax burden for the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, which now spans 25,000 acres​​.

Disney continues to draw on innovation themes to support its ESG efforts. The CSR report released in March 2023 notes plans to submit its greenhouse gas emission goals to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Still, Disney frames its environmental action as support for the communities where it operates. “​​Since our founding nearly 100 years ago, storytelling has fueled our Company,” the introduction states, “and contributing positively to our communities has been integral to how we operate.” A philanthropy section highlights beach cleanup and other volunteer environmental activities, along with support for children’s hospitals.

It’s a small world, after all, and employee name tags at Walt Disney World testify to the global nature of the workforce Disney brought to central Florida. Whether by coincidence or design, a market leader will attract a diverse workforce. An innovator will recruit and develop that resource by addressing employee health, safety and well-being. “The underlying character of our Company comes from the hard work, energy, and dignity of our people,” Disney states in its CSR report. 

The report strikes a diversity theme of “attracting & developing talent that reflects our audiences.” Talent management practices aim to celebrate employees and understand their needs, with a focus on safety, training and tuition programs. Disney’s pay equity initiative is described as transparent “to our employees, shareholders, and others.” Fortune 500 marketing narratives cast social initiatives as responsible business practices, and the Disney version steers clear of performative wokeness. 

2023 Corporate Responsibility Report Examples

Purpose Brand examined 94 corporate reports from companies in the 2023 Fortune 500 published in the last year.  Few companies are taking a less-is-more approach and speaking only through proxy statements and annual reports; many now issue sidecar reports for their EEOC workforce disclosures and their environmental and climate reporting frameworks. 

While CSR has its roots in foundation giving, corporate responsibilities have grown. CSR reports now must address many stakeholders and cover more reporting requirements, which makes their content similar to ESG, sustainability and diversity reports. 

Nevertheless, corporate responsibility reports are distinctively rooted in the idea of the company as a community resource. Companies that adopt the CSR approach are participating in a dialog with their stakeholders and acting as responsible stewards, whether from an environmental or social perspective. 

The 94 organizations involved are listed in order of revenue, as determined by Fortune, with links to their reports.

2023 Corporate Responsibility Report Examples From Fortune 500 Companies

PNC CSR report cover.

PNC outlines a climate action strategy in its CSR report.

  1. TJX . TJX's global corporate responsibility report details efforts in environmental sustainability, noting a 28% absolute reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions from operations since FY17. The department store chain diverted two-thirds of operational waste from landfills and sourced one-fourth of operational electricity from renewables. Recognizing the efforts, TJX received an A- score on the CDP 2021 climate change questionnaire. TJX's strategy aligns with the United Nations’ Paris Agreement guidelines, aiming to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The company has set forth science-backed objectives such as achieving net zero GHG emissions in direct operations by 2040 and sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2030.
  2. United Airlines . United's corporate responsibility report aspires to pioneer a more sustainable future for air travel. At the end of 2020, United set forth a net-zero target to reduce GHG emissions by 100% by 2050, emphasizing the intention not to rely on traditional carbon offsets. United was the first airline to publicly commit to not using offsets to achieve climate objectives. The company views its commitment to environmental responsibility as intrinsic to its core strategy and values. The report highlights improved operational and fuel efficiency and decreased use of fossil-based jet fuel.
  3. Thermo Fisher Scientific . A corporate social responsibility report communicates intensified commitment to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse emissions by 50% by 2030, with an overarching target of net-zero emissions by 2050. The company has already seen a 25% reduction in GHG emissions since 2018. The report notes support of global climate research initiatives such as the Ice Memory project in France. The company acknowledges its role in nature conservation, emphasizing efforts to preserve freshwater resources and manage waste. Upcoming targets include completing assessments of water-intensive facilities in water-scarce areas by 2024 and certifying 30 manufacturing and warehouse sites as zero-waste by 2025.
  4. Qualcomm. The wireless tech company’s commitment spans sustainable innovation, fostering a diverse workforce, maintaining high ethical standards and environmental conservation.
  5. Nucor. As the largest steel producer in North America, Nucor claims on its website to be one of the first with net-zero, science-based greenhouse gas targets for 2050, which includes Scopes 1, 2 & 3. Its corporate social responsibility report, also captioned as a sustainability report or ESG disclosure, covers sustainable steel production, fostering diversity and inclusivity, business ethics and environmental health.
  6. US Foods . A corporate social responsibility report underscores the foodservice supplier’s dedication to improving the efficiency of operations while minimizing its carbon footprint. US Foods pledged to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 32.5% by 2032, using 2019 as the baseline, and plans to collaborate with suppliers to set other science-based targets. The company marks a 17% reduction in fuel usage per case delivered since 2015 and a 22% decrease in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions from the same period.
  7. Lennar. A social responsibility report sheds light on the growing demand for eco-friendly products. In 2021, 16% of the builder’s constructed homes were Energy Star certified, offering at least 10% better energy efficiency than the standard. Lennar emphasizes the value of clean energy, having formed a solar power company back in 2013. The developer also abides by environmental regulations at its construction sites.
  8. Cheniere Energy. Cheniere’s corporate responsibility report emphasizes collaborative efforts to improve environmental performance and invest in community conservation projects. In 2022, Cheniere recycled a significant amount of waste and formed internal sustainability committees to address site-specific environmental concerns. The use of natural gas is highlighted as a cleaner energy source, contributing significantly to reduced air pollution and helping customers achieve their environmental goals.
  9. Philip Morris International. An integrated report acknowledges the global ecological challenges and the need for businesses to adapt. PMI emphasizes low-carbon solutions, renewable energy investments and strategies to address post-consumer waste. Its smoke-free product portfolio, including heated tobacco and e-vapor products, represents an evolution towards more sustainable consumer offerings.
  10. CarMax. The auto retailer’s responsibility report showcases commitments to recycling, renewable energy use and electric vehicle transportation. CarMax targets a 50% reduction in GHG emissions by 2025, relying on energy efficiency and renewable energy adoption. The company places emphasis on sustainable environmental practices, understanding their significance for responsible business growth.
  11. CBRE. CBRE's corporate responsibility report details the commercial real estate service company’s low-carbon ambitions. Over 8,300 buildings globally have been registered for energy performance. In 2022, the firm spent over $4.9 billion with sustainable suppliers and issued 2.5B+ in green financing bonds/notes. CBRE Group has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, spanning their operations, managed properties, and supply chain. Their forward-thinking strategy further includes transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2025 and complete vehicle fleet electrification by 2035.
  12. Advanced Micro Devices . A corporate responsibility report expresses AMD's role in the semiconductor industry's transformative tech growth phase. A triad approach—minimizing environmental impacts, advancing environmental performance and innovating collaborative solutions—anchors AMD’s commitment to sustainability. In terms of performance, 2021 saw a 3.9x rise in energy efficiency and a 25% cut in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions against the previous year.
  13. PNC Financial Services. in its CSR report, PNC outlines a climate action strategy to fund a transition to a low-carbon economy. Corporate goals include an 80% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 and 100% renewable electricity procurement by 2025. Committing half of its $30 billion environmental finance pledge, the bank now buys 51% of its electricity from renewable sources.
  14. Lithia Motors. A corporate responsibility report highlights Lithia Motors' partnership with GreenCars, symbolizing a commitment to sustainable mobility. The auto dealer group planted 100,000 trees and spurred competition among their stores for environmental initiatives. The report details investment in charging infrastructure, with nearly 900 customer-facing charging ports across the U.S. and a significant shift to faster Level 2 and Level 3 charging.
  15. AutoNation. AutoNation's corporate social responsibility report indicates the company's environment, health and safety compliance program. The EHS approach ensures that all associates understand their role in sustainability. AutoNation recycles 23% of total waste, including millions of gallons of motor oil, antifreeze and substantial amounts of cardboard. Figures are drawn from national partners including Safety-Kleen and Engie Insight Services.
  16. Nvidia. Nvidia underscores the amalgamation of tech and environmental consciousness, noting the energy efficiency of GPUs, with each generation outpacing its predecessor. The chipmaker's role in climate science is transformative, utilizing GPUs for advanced weather forecasting. With AI, they've achieved faster climate modeling. Their initiative, Earth-2, aims to use an AI supercomputer for in-depth climate impact predictions. Additionally, they're involved in AI-driven power grid innovations and fusion reactor designs through the Omniverse platform.
  17. Truist Financial . Truist's corporate responsibility report features sustainability milestones such as a net zero GHG emissions goal for 2050. With sustainability targets set using 2019 as a baseline, substantial reductions are planned by 2030 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions and water consumption. The report details 2022's greenhouse gas emissions data across various scopes. With a dedicated executive leadership team, Truist is also optimizing its real estate portfolio for further environmental benefits.

Kyndryl 2023 corporate citizenship report cover.

IBM spinoff Kyndryl defines its values as restless, empathetic, devoted, flat, fast and focused.

  1. Union Pacific. Union Pacific's Building America report makes a case for the eco-efficiency of railroads but emphasizes the need for further action. In alignment with the Science Based Targets Initiative, Union Pacific commits to a 26% reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030 from a 2018 baseline. Revised targets will align with a 1.5ºC climate ambition. A sophisticated waste management approach is based on minimizing resources, diverting waste from landfills and adhering to waste regulations. Union Pacific's economic influence spans a vast network, working closely with suppliers across 23 states.
  2. Southwest Airlines. The air carrier’s One Report reveals a holistic approach to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Its four-pillar strategy involves reducing, replacing, offsetting and partnering to combat environmental challenges. The report sheds light on the progress made in 2022 and early 2023, highlighting alignment with the Paris Agreement goals. A renewed 2035 carbon intensity reduction target and partnerships across the aviation value chain reaffirm the airline’s dedication to climate action.
  3. PNC Financial. The banker’s corporate responsibility report highlights financial inclusion, ethical practices and community engagement with initiatives aimed at promoting financial literacy, ensuring ethical lending, and contributing to community development.
  4. Builders FirstSource. The building products and services company prioritizes sustainable construction, ethical sourcing and safety protocols.
  5. Goodyear. Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s corporate responsibility repor announced the development of a tire made from 90% sustainable material. Goodyear reported an increase in sustainable oil usage replacing petroleum oils by 28%. Facilities used 34% renewable electricity. The company announced its climate ambition in 2021 to reach net zero for certain greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and has set significant milestones for 2030 and 2040, including 100% renewable energy in manufacturing.
  6. Altria. The tobacco company’s Engage & Lead Responsibly report highlights a commitment to manage the global risk of climate change. A Virtual Power Purchase Agreement in 2023 supports Altria’s 2030 100% renewable electricity target with a wind farm project in Texas. Environmental goals for 2030 include reducing absolute Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 55%, Scope 3 emissions by 18%, achieving 100% renewable electricity, reducing landfill waste by 25% and achieving water neutrality.
  7. Texas Instruments. Despite an increase in production, Texas Instruments remains committed to conserving energy and water. The chipmaker aims to cut scope 1 and 2 absolute GHG emissions by 25% from 2015 by 2025. Strategies in a corporate citizenship report optimize building efficiency, upgrade equipment and implement energy conservation projects. TI is also increasing investments in renewable electricity.
  8. General Mills. In a global responsibility report, the processor of consumer food brands details achievements such as enrolling 235,700 acres in regenerative management programs and sourcing 87% of global operations' electricity from renewables. After achieving a 2020 goal to sustainably source 10 priority ingredients, General Mills continues a holistic approach to regenerate ecosystems and promote human rights. By fiscal 2022, the company reduced emissions by 1% across its value chain, with a 49% reduction in emissions within owned operations compared to the 2020 baseline. This reduction stems from sourcing renewable electricity, operational waste disposal improvements and reduced purchasing requirements.
  9. Global Partners. In the energy logistics and marketing space, Global Partners focuses on safe operations, environmental conservation and community investments.
  10. Lincoln Financial. Lincoln Financial's corporate social responsibility report states that the insurer is track to reduce emissions by 25% by 2025, based on a 2019 baseline. The insurance and financial management company met its targets for Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2022 and progressed in expanding Scope 3 emissions reporting. An updated environmental commits to further emissions reductions and environmentally friendly practices. Suppliers are encoraged to adopt sustainable practices and report progress. With its return to the office, emissions did see a rise, but Lincoln held below pre-pandemic levels and hit emissions targets.
  11. Ross Stores. The retailer emphasizes sustainable sourcing, community outreach and ethical practices to delivering value while positively impacting communities.
  12. Kyndryl. The IBM spin-off divides its 2023 Corporate Citizenship Report into sections on environment, people and trust. The environment section sets a 2040 net-zero goal. The people section marks its corporate culture initiative, the Kyndryl Way, defining its values as restless, empathetic, devoted, flat (to empower accountable, inclusive teams), fast and focused. Trust denotes a board with 90% independent directors: 30% women, 40% racially diverse and 30% based outside the U.S.
  13. Fiserv. Fiserv's corporate social responsibility report emphasizes the efforts in disclosing greenhouse gas emissions. Over three years, the financial technology company has gathered data on emissions and energy use, establishing a basis for environmental tracking. While refining its approach to setting GHG targets, Fiserv has focused on recycling management. The company is establishing a recycling program in North America in 2023 and recycling and reselling e-waste. While acknowledging that its business model may shield Fiserv from some direct climate change risks, the report recognizes that the evolving climate scenario may present unforeseen challenges and opportunities.
  14. Adobe. The software company’s corporate social responsibility report emphasizes sustainability across industries by reducing environmental impact, creating digital products that help cut emissions and waste, and fostering a sustainability culture. The company has hastened its commitment to use 100% renewable electricity from 2035 to 2025. Adobe has also declared new goals, including a 25% reduction in global water use per employee by 2025 (from 2019) and maintaining a 90% global waste diversion rate. The company takes pride in its green-certified offices and climate targets aligned with the 1.5°C global warming limit.
  15. Block. In 2022, the parent company of payments provider Square broadened its carbon removal endeavors, achieved internal carbon emission cutbacks and amplified its climate risk disclosures through multiple platforms like the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. Partnering with Watershed, Block conducts yearly carbon audits to identify significant emission sources. The company has set its sights on attaining net zero carbon emissions by 2030, inclusive of scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions for all its brands. Its 2022 CDP disclosure yielded a C score, reflecting the industry average. Block aligned reduction objectives with the SBTi temperature rise criteria.
  16. Dish Network. The broadcast satellite provider’s Dish Cares website presents sections on digital inclusion, content authenticity and customer-centric solutions, with the content pillars of Our People, Our Communities, Our Planet.
  17. ADP. The payroll company’s global corporate social responsibility report emphasizes workforce diversity, digital trust and sustainable innovation. By providing integrated computing solutions to businesses worldwide, ADP plays a pivotal role in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  18. Nordstrom. The retailer presents a CSR strategy for environmental sustainability, human rights and corporate philanthropy and its progress towards 2025 goals. With focus areas in people, planet and product, Nordstrom's commitments range from donating clothing and supporting diverse vendors to embracing environmental innovations. Key highlights include donations to support children in need, efforts to reduce waste, and partnerships with diverse brands.
  19. Asbury Automotive. The automotive retailer’s corporate responsibility report centers on employee development, ethical operations, and community engagement. With an emphasis on providing growth opportunities for employees and fostering strong community relationships, Asbury strives to create a positive and lasting impact.
  20. Baxter. Baxter International's 2030 Corporate Responsibility Commitment and Goals have three pillars: empowering patients, protecting the planet and championing community and employees. The healthcare products company has 30 years of environmental performance reporting, and since 2019 has annually released an index aligned with the SASB Medical Equipment and Supplies Sustainability accounting standard.
  21. Southwestern Energy. A corporate responsibility report presents natural gas as a vital component for a lower-carbon energy future. The report cites data suggesting that substituting coal-fired generation with natural gas could lead to a significant reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions and that using natural gas in industries like electrical generation results in considerably lower emissions of several pollutants compared to coal or fuel oil plants.

Leidos CSR report cover.

Leidos added inclusion as a core value with integrity, innovation, agility, collaboration and commitment.

  1. Labcorp. Laboratory Corp. of America's corporate responsibility report shows work to improve healthcare for its patients and the health of the planet. The company submitted greenhouse gas emissions targets to SBTi to demonstrate its intent to scale back carbon emissions. Whie awaiting feedback, the clinical lab network plans to continue working on achievement strategy.
  2. Leidos. The engineering consultant's CSR report defines an ESG strategy in defense, aviation, information technology and biomedical research, The approach focuses on sustainable technological solutions, promoting diversity and inclusion, maintaining high ethical standards, and a commitment to environmental health..
  3. Ameriprise Financial. Ameriprise's Responsible Business report describes their role as a minimal direct GHG emitter. They've adopted efficient environmental practices in facility management, resulting in ENERGY STAR ratings. Both Ameriprise Financial Center and the Client Service Center boast certifications, with the former achieving the first LEED certification in Minneapolis. The company collaborated with local utilities and introduced energy-saving measures, such as automatic light sensors and heating adjustments.
  4. Omnicom Group. Omnicrom Group's corporate responsibility report states that in 2022, the company set a goal to reduce their emissions by 46.2% by 2030, consistent with the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C objective. The company developed an environmental data platform for precise emissions tracking and introduced sustainability checklists for real estate decisions. Their energy consumption per person saw a dramatic 53.3% reduction from their 2015 baseline, far surpassing their initial goal. The report emphasizes a shift towards more renewable energy sources.
  5. Tractor Supply. The rural lifestyle retailer’s stewardship program cultivates a commitment to sustainable living. Initiatives include sustainable retail practices, fostering workforce diversity, maintaining business ethics and conserving the environment.
  6. Farmers Insurance. The insurer’s corporate citizenship website covers sustainable insurance practices, fostering a diverse workforce, maintaining ethical standards and environmental health.
  7. Keurig Dr Pepper. A corporate responsibility report underscores the beverage company’s commitment to addressing climate change, water conservation and the transition to a circular economy. The environmental focus spans water efficiency, packaging recycling, and climate resilience. Key to the approach is aligning with credible standards and collaborating with external organizations. The 2030 targets, approved by the Science Based Target initiative, adhere to the Paris Agreement's aspirations. A climate scenario analysis will t gauge climate-related risks and opportunities.
  8. Loews Hotels. Loews' corporate responsibility report mentions presents strides towards sustainability. The hotelier is heavily reliant on collaboration with suppliers and third parties. To achieve net-zero emissions, Lowe's is focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and reducing energy consumption. The company is also concerned about its relatively modest water consumption, using technology for efficient watering and actively managing chemical disposal to safeguard waterways. The report states that Loews offers water-saving products and follows a water stewardship policy.
  9. Sonic Automotive. The automotive retailers drives sustainability in its operations. Its corporate responsibility web page prioritizes eco-friendly business practices, a diverse workforce, business ethics and environmental health.
  10. Fox. The media company’s orporate social responsibility report emphasizes its efforts in understanding carbon footprint trends and setting feasible reduction targets. Fox has begun implementing an environmental management system and taken measures to reduce waste. Key areas of environmental risk management include building and production management, business continuity, and supply chain. Fox also partners with One Tree Planted to promote reforestation.
  11. Pacific Life. As a provider of life insurance products, annuities and mutual funds, Pacific Life presents its commitments to a sustainable financial future in a corporate responsibility report. Focus aareas include responsible investing, diversity and inclusion, ethical standards and environmental initiatives.
  12. Western & Southern Financial. The insurance company is focusing on reducing its carbon footprint through efficient heating and cooling systems and a new, protective data center. Real estate subsidiary Eagle Realty Group is also involved in environmentally mindful development projects.
  13. Textron. The aviation company aligns its diverse operations with sustainable practices. The approach includes sustainable innovation, diversity and inclusion, ethical standards and environmental stewardship.
  14. Intuit. A corporate responsibility report underscores the financial software company’s achievements in carbon emissions reduction. In FY22, Intuit surpassed a goal by decreasing CO2 emissions by almost 50%. Initiatives empower underrepresented groups at risk due to climatic shifts. Intuit runs operations on 100% renewable electricity a decade before its projected timeframe. Significant changes for FY23 would achieve zero carbon emissions at major campuses in California.
  15. Henry Schein.The distributor of healthcare products and services presents “solutions for a heaalthier tomorrow” in a Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility report. Initiatives encompass sustainable supply chain practices, diversity, ethical standards and environmental impact.
  16. Edward Jones. Jones Financial’s 2023 Purpose, Inclusion and Citizenship report covers responsible investment practices, diversity and inclusion, ethical standards and environmental initiatives.
  17. Wayfair. Wayfair's corporate responsibility report highlights its commitment against climate change. The company has set a target to decrease Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 63% by 2035 compared to 2020 levels. The carbon reduction strategy is driven by participation in projects like a 15-megawatt solar energy venture in Texas. In Europe, nine out of eleven Wayfair sites have committed to renewable energy contracts. Additionally, Wayfair is actively reducing waste and packaging, emphasizing recycling and reuse.
  18. Ally Financial. Ally is exploring avenues to incorporate environmental strategies. In 2022, ideation sessions educated leaders about green products and sustainability. The lender assists in electric vehicle infrastructure and Ally's Green Teams initiative plays a role in environmental conservation through community programs and events.
  19. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Regeneron's responsibility report accentuates initiatives for a sustainable future. The pharma company maintains 100% renewable electricity consumption at its Irish site and has a global environmental health and science policy guiding its actions. They've incorporated various renewable energy sources into their facilities and emphasize integrating sustainability into expansion plans.
  20. Qurate Retail. An interactive multichannel retailer, Qurate Retail describes “a more sustainable way to retail” in its acorporate responsibility report encompassing eco-friendly retail operations, workforce diversity, ethical conduct and environmental efforts.
  21. Markel. The specialty insurer’s ESG strategy incorporates responsible financial practices, fostering diversity and inclusion, upholding ethical standards and supporting environmental initiatives.
  22. Caesars Entertainment. A CSR report discloses Caesars Entertainment’s commitment to science-based targets, aiming to cut emissions in half come 2050 and proactively reviewing targets to align with updated guidelines. The gaaming company is on track to meet its interim 2025 target.
  23. United Rentals. United Rentals' corporate responsibility report mentions a commitment to environmental sustainability as a core growth strategy. The company aims to cut its greenhouse (GHG) emissions intensity across Scopes 1, 2, and some of Scope 3 by 35% by 2030, using a 2018 baseline. Progress as of 2022 shows a 16.8% reduction from the baseline. They expanded their emission goal in 2021 to cover Scope 3 emissions from third-party haulers. United Rentals has implemented various action items, such as a GHG abatement plan and a Climate Action Plan update in 2023.
  24. Conagra Brands. The food processor’s citizenship report highlights their sustainability achievements in conserving water, reducing waste, and cutting its carbon footprint. Conagra implemented solar panels in its Mexico facility, cutting 278 metric tons of Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions. Considering the impact of climate change on agriculture, Conagra has have set validated science-based climate goals for 2030.
  25. Raymond James Financial]. Raymond James' corporate responsibility report highlights sustainable investments. The investment manager has raised $14 billion in equity for housing since 1986, and many financial advisors uses sustainable investment funds. Raymond James has disclosed Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and continually refine sustainable investment offerings for clients.
  26. NVR. The homebuilder’s Responsible Building Policy and Practices document, a Microsoft Word file, covers sustainability, ethical governance and workforce diversity.
  27. Eastman Chemical. Guided by innovation, Eastman Chemical is a global specialty chemicals company dedicated to sustainability, ethical business practices, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Their ESG initiatives reflect their mission to deliver innovative solutions while being responsible stewards of the environment and supportive community members.
  28. Insight Enterprises. The tech company’s corporate citizenship report revolves around its solutions integrator role, focusing on recycling and reusing hardware. An asset disposition program, in collaboration witDell Technologies, ensures responsible IT disposal. The company is formulating a circular economy partner program in 2023 to further enhance sustainability practices with reputable partners.

Newell corporate citizenship report cover.

Newell's corporate citizenship report showcases iconic brands.

  1. Quest Diagnostics. Quest’s corporate responsibility report stresses energy efficiency in operations with an energy management program, optimized courier routes, reduced fleet miles and an aim to transition half of its vehicle fleet to electric or hybrid engines by 2026.
  2. Newell Brands. Newell Brands identifies climate change as a global phenomenon with effects such as extreme weather impacting its business through elevated costs and regulatory requirements. Despite these challenges, the maker of Graco, Sharpie and other brands sees opportunities, with internal teams collaborating globally to comprehend and reduce carbon emissions. In 2022, Newell exceeded its goal by diminishing emissions by 35%, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2040.
  3. Motorola Solutions. Motorola's environment, health, safety and quality management system, certified to international standards, underpins a commitment to environmental responsibility. The integrated management system optimizes consistency and process efficiency. Noteworthy is a transition to renewable energy, with remediation in 2022 using energy exclusively from renewable sources.
  4. Avery Dennison. Avery Dennison consistently strives to exceed its sustainability goals, targeting 2030 as a benchmark for their ambitious objectives. With a focus on driving sustainable innovation and carbon reduction, they annually report their scope 3 GHG emissions and are working towards enhanced tracking systems to showcase progress.
  5. PVH. PVH is making strides in sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and has integrated sustainability into their supply chain finance. Over the past two years, PVH has conducted comprehensive risk assessments, examining climate and water impacts across operations. A Forward Fashion strategy, combined with a dynamic corporate responsibility approach, aims to adapt to the rapidly changing global environment, underscoring their dedication to sustainability as 2030 approaches.
  6. Global Payments. Global Payments, a supporter of the Paris Agreement, aims to attain net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. As an environmentally-conscious entity, the company monitors energy use, GHG emissions, and the proportion of renewable energy employed. Global Payments set a GHG baseline to determine their primary emission sources. Equipped with these findings, the company is formulating a reduction strategy, anchored on both short-term and long-term science based targets. Initiatives weave climate-related aspects into their operational plans, set interim targets for a net-zero objective, prioritize emission cuts and work with data center providers for energy-efficient solutions.
  7. Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Vertex Pharmaceuticals touts a 21.4% reduction in GHG emissions since 2018 and ensures green-certified infrastructures. They've achieved 100% renewable electricity in specific locations. In 2022, Vertex surpassed its target, reducing their GHG emissions by 21.4% against a 2018 baseline. The phaarma company is geared towards defining the next set of global emissions targets in 2023.
  8. Buirlington Stores. Through its Sustainability 2.0 strategy, Burlington is addressing environmental challenges and focusing on energy conservation and chemical management. They're proactive in mitigating potential business risks due to climate change. Efforts include energy-saving projects and collaborations with landlords for energy reductions.
  9. Hertz. In the car rental domain, Hertz underscores customer service excellence, fleet sustainability and ethical operations.
  10. Campbell Soup. Campbell's highlights the importance of halving global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to limit global warming. They are committed to building a resilient food system by collaborating with farmers, suppliers, and partners. Campbell's is revising its 2017 targets, aiming for a more aggressive, science-based target. By 2030, they aim to reduce their Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 42% and Scope 3 GHG emissions by 25% from a 2020 baseline.
  11. Packaging Corp. of America. In the packaging industry, Packaging Corp. of America emphasizes Sustainable Materials, Efficient Production, and Innovation in Design. Their commitment to providing renewable packaging solutions and responsible resource management showcases their dedication to a more sustainable future.
  12. Beacon Roofing Supply. Beacon perceives the environment as a crucial stakeholder and emphasizes sustainability in daily operations. Their focus includes reducing fleet emissions, minimizing waste, and conserving energy and water. They are committed to reducing the environmental impact of their diesel trucks and aim for a 50% emissions intensity reduction by 2030, noting a 5.7% decrease in recent times.
  13. Franklin Resources In the asset management industry, Franklin Resources prioritizes Ethical Investments, Financial Literacy Promotion, and Sustainable Growth Strategies. Their broad portfolio of investment solutions and commitment to corporate responsibility embodies their dedication to fostering financial security and growth for their clients.
  14. Sanmina. Sanmina commits to a 40% carbon emission reduction by 2030 and to achieve net zero by 2050 based on 2019 baseline data. Sustainability strategies in its CSR report encompass science-based methodologies and partnerships with countries and local governments. As an original equipment manufacturer, Sanmina integrates multiple renewable energy sources including solar, wind, and biomass, with 95% of corporate campus's electricity coming from carbon-free sources through the Greensource program. Dedication extends to green design integration in construction projects and facility upgrades. Energy consumption data for 2022 shows only a 1.9% increase despite a 25.7% sales growth.
  15. Northern Trust. The asset manager prides itself on environmental leadership. Its stewardship report marks achieving a 69% reduction in carbon emissions since 2015. The board reflects diversity, with 58% of members being gender-, racially, or ethnically diverse. Northern Trust has earned a spot in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for five consecutive years.
  16. Science Applications. Science Application International aims to balance business priorities with environmental responsibility, setting goals for greenhouse gas emission reduction, energy conservation, and other initiatives. Its corporate responsibility report indicates plans to expand GHG reporting, partner for enhanced data on Scope 3 emissions and align waste management with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.
  17. Sonoco Products. Sonoco has set science-backed targets to reduce absolute GHG emissions. Validated by SBTi, the targets align with the Paris Climate Agreement’s goals. Sonoco is among the 2,000 organizations worldwide transitioning to a net-zero economy with science-grounded emissions reduction targets. Endeavors also include purchasing less carbon-intensive electricity and investing in renewable energy sources, with notable projects like the solar power system in their Jamesburg, New Jersey plant.

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