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ESG Annual Report Examples From Fortune 500 Companies

Published on September 29, 2022

By taking responsibility for environmental impact and sustainability, Fortune 500 companies’ ESG reports enhance relationships and brand loyalty.

Environmental, social and governance reporting is an opportunity for companies to show transparency and increase trust. Arguably, that’s the whole point. Whether they’re extending their ESG disclosures through public relations activity or finding new ways to tell their ESG story, Fortune 500 companies have a lot to say beyond the pages of their annual reports. Dedicated ESG publications are an efficient way to get this information in the hands of consumers, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders.

ESG reports give marketers an opportunity to improve reputation and brand relevance with consumers and employees. Public relations should be leveraged to fully and broadly communicate the company’s ESG commitment.

Who Reads ESG Reports?

Given its importance to long-term financial value, ESG reporting is read mostly by those who invest in or analyze a company’s performance. For most companies, this represents a missed opportunity. An ESG report is intended to be read by all a company’s stakeholders—not only investors but also consumers, employees, suppliers and corporate partners.

Consumers are passionate about the environment and want to support companies that share this passion. In a PwC survey, 57% of consumers in the U.S., Brazil, the UK, Germany and India said companies should be doing more to advance environmental issues. Yet the other aspects of ESG draw support as well: 48% want companies to show social progress and 54% expect more attention to governance. 

Employees want to be aligned with purpose-driven companies, particularly on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Suppliers are partners in reaching specific ESG goals and need to be aware of the bigger picture. Investors for their part include financial analysts who research companies, portfolio managers involved in screening and the data providers they work with. All have a keen interest in a company’s approach to mitigating risk.

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Regulators and legislators are key members of the audience too, even if ESG disclosure is not mandated. As the public becomes more aware of sustainability and its impact on the economy, lawmakers and rule-makers will want private activity to align with public policy. Ultimately, this may drive a more standardized format for climate change disclosures. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler also recognizes the role ESG reporting plays in a transparent market. He suggests that rules would make reporting “consistent, comparable, and decision-useful,” which is a good guide to follow in marketing as well.

ESG reporting helps all these stakeholders understand how companies perform on their own and among industry peers. Yet the public has a limited understanding of sustainability and corporate social responsibility issues. Marketing and public relations agencies have the opportunity to gain a unique advantage by ensuring the public understands the value of the ESG progress they have made and what lasting impact of these ESG efforts. 

Crafting an ESG Marketing Plan

ESG marketing should be embraced as a pillar within your overall content plan. Environment, social and governance efforts all support this critical initiative. Under each of these mini-pillars, marketers should determine which themes their audiences are most interested in and which topics will create the most engagement, then market those themes and topics robustly through digital content marketing. This effort will strengthen the brand’s reputation and long-term relevance.

Purpose-driven companies begin their ESG journey by identifying the ESG issues most important to their industry and their stakeholders. Many conduct risk rating and materiality assessments, reference the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals or poll shareholders and consumers to determine which issues to address.

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As companies adopt ESG frameworks that measure what they manage, they have quantitative metrics to share in addition to their goals and accomplishments. When crafting an ESG strategy, it is important to think about ways to deepen the reporting framework to best represent your company and industry and the ESG issues it addresses.

Once an ESG program is established, it is crucial to disclose its elements and the metrics of ESG progress in a best-in-class way. ESG marketing considers the audiences for this information and the ways to make it visible and easier to consume, whether in an extended report format, interactive websites or accessible videos and social media posts. The language is different for each medium, but the story is the same.

Fortune 500 ESG Reports

Here we have summarized and linked to 145 published ESG reports of Fortune 500 companies. We are sharing these reports in an effort to accelerate ESG adoption, disclosure and marketing. This compilation excludes sustainability reports, although some (notably Amazon) go beyond environmental concerns to incorporate social justice and governance factors.

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Abbvie ESG report cover.
Abbvie ESG report cover.

AbbVie: As a research-driven biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie knows the unique advantage it has to make real, positive differences in the lives of its patients by advancing ESG initiatives through sustainable growth. Three foundational pillars uphold AbbVie’s ESG framework: creating and distributing innovative medicines to solve the world’s greatest health problems, unlocking the potential of diverse talent and innovating intentionally and with integrity for the long-term benefit of both patient health and business. 

Academy Sports and Outdoors: As a mission-driven company, Academy Sports and Outdoors is “devoted to helping people spend more time having fun together while making a positive impact in each of our communities.” Its ESG approach is driven by this commitment to positive impact in data security, vendor management, corporate governance, ethics and compliance. 

Activision Blizzard: As a mission-driven company whose “products help build community and create social platforms that bring people together,” the interactive gaming developer is committed to ESG progress, crafting strategic plans to increase sustainability and equity in three areas: Protecting the Planet, Championing Our People and Advancing More Diverse & Inclusive Communities. 

American International Group: AIG strives “to be an excellence-based and results-oriented company.” This aspiration is present in the insurance company’s approach as “an agent of change in helping the world navigate global challenges and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.” Its ESG strategy aligns with its business strategy and is supported by four pillars: Sustainable Operations, Sustainable Investing, Community Resilience and Financial Security. 

Albertsons: As a mission-driven grocer committed “to running a business that makes meaningful social and environmental progress,” the Albertson Co. integrates ESG into its business strategy and evolves its goals to respond to the priorities of its clients and shareholders. Its ESG strategy focuses on Planet, People, Community and Products with an explicit commitment to compassion in “supporting each other, our customers, and our communities.”

Alleghany.: As a mission-driven company committed to incorporating ESG into its business framework, the company manages its insurance subsidiaries with a strong focus on sustainable, long-term growth and value creation. Alleghany Corp.’s ESG approach underscores this commitment, focusing on Supporting Climate Resilience, Developing Human Capital, Investing Sustainably and Governing its Businesses for the Long-Term.

Allstate maps stakeholder alignment with ESG goals in its materiality assessment.

Allstate: As a purpose-driven company, Allstate understands that “customers and employees want businesses to do more” and has integrated ESG principles and practices into its business strategy to produce strong, real-world outcomes. Despite its achievements so far, the insurance company takes a forward-looking approach to ESG, setting goals regarding Climate, Responsible Investing, Human Capital Management and DEI. 

Altria Group: As a vision-driven company striving “to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a smoke-free future,” Altria Group understands the importance of sustainable ESG progress guided by the most impactful ESG issues. To guide this ESG approach, Altria highlights six ESG responsibility focus areas: Protect the Environment, Reduce Harm of Tobacco Products, Support People and Communities, Prevent Underage Use, Drive Responsibility Through Our Value Chain and Engage and Lead Responsibly. 

Amazon: The online retailer and cloud services provider is a founder of the Climate Pledge for net-zero emissions, but its ESG reporting doesn’t stop with environmental advocacy. Amazon’s annual sustainability report advances to 2025 its target date to operate with 100% renewable energy. On social and governance issues, the sustainability report highlights initiatives to raise starting wages, fund affordable housing, provide humanitarian aid and diversify representation on its board and across business units. A separate data summary lists Amazon’s key performance indicators and discloses current stats. Each KPI is linked to sections in the report, while an executive summary refers readers to more online reporting.

American Airlines Group: As a purpose-driven company, American Airlines Group knows that “leadership and effective management of ESG issues are critical to the long-term success of America and the vitality of our planet.” American Airlines’ ESG strategy focuses on topics and issues that are most relevant to its company and stakeholders, including climate change and fuel efficiency, customer satisfaction and operational performance, DEI, safety and team member and labor relations. 

American Express: As a mission-driven company, American Express describes “effective ESG management as critical to charting a path to a sustainable, inclusive, and successful future.” The credit-card service has crafted an ESG mission dedicated to helping people and businesses thrive while creating a more “equitable, resilient and sustainable” world. This mission is supported by an ESG strategy focused on advancing climate solutions, promoting DEI and building financial confidence. 

Amgen: As a mission-driven company that “strives to serve patients by transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health or save lives,” Amgen executes its mission through its ESG framework. This framework is supported by four pillars: Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Society and A Healthy Amgen. 

Analog Devices: As a mission-driven company that bridges the physical and digital worlds, Analog Devices creates products that “improve people’s lives and better the planet.” Analog Devices’ forward-looking approach to ESG is supported by a growth mindset and leverages sustainability as a tool for innovation.

Apollo Global Management: “Apollo believes that ESG issues are essential to companies’ success,” and the asset manager’s investment in companies pursuing sustainable development reflects this belief. Apollo Global Management’s ESG philosophy is supported by four pillars: Diligence, Engagement, Transparency and Compliance. 

Apple: Apple strives to provide the best user experience not only through product innovation but also by serving others and protecting the planet. The tech titan’s ESG practices are “committed to demonstrating that business can and should be a force for good.” Apple’s ESG framework places special emphasis on the social dimension of ESG, breaking it down to people, suppliers, customers and communities.  

Apple cites a headquarters statue as an expression of inclusive values.

Arconic: As a values-driven company, the aluminum manufacturer “strives to continuously advance our ESG strategy and performance by improving our impacts, while also maximizing the value we bring to our shareholders, employees, customers, GHG – Operations  Crisis Preparedness & Operational suppliers, and communities.” In its ESG disclosures, Arconic focuses on Planet, Products, People and Process. 

AT&T: AT&T aims to implement and advance technologies for both the good of the company and its customers. To accomplish this mission while managing risks, the telecom giant’s ESG approach focuses on Environmental impact, Social impact and ESG operational integration. 

Avis Budget Group: As a mission-driven company “committed to providing on-demand mobility services for customers, businesses and cities alike,” Avis Budget Group strives to advance ESG as part of the transition to a more sustainable economy and more just workplace and world. Its ESG strategy is guided by goals it aims to accomplish by 2030, including Reduce Absolute Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30%, Maintain 100% Gender Pay Equity and 50% Diversity and Train 100% of Associates to Help Combat Human Trafficking.

Bank of America: As a vision-driven company dedicated to demonstrating how its customers “can turn opportunities into reality,” Bank of America views ESG as an opportunity to improve how it pursues business opportunities. To support its commitment to increasing racial equality, transitioning to using less carbon and providing community support, Bank of America’s ESG approach focuses on Planet, People and Prosperity to create a more sustainable future. 

Bank of New York Mellon: As a purpose-driven company, BNY Mellon aims “to accelerate the evolution of ESG … to make a positive impact on people and the planet.” To guide this progress, its “Future First”  ESG framework focuses on Culture and Purpose, Responsible Business, Global Citizenship, Financing and Payments, Data and Analytics and Responsible Investment. 

Becton Dickinson: As a purpose-driven company “advancing the world of health,” Becton Dickinson is committed to creating lasting growth and value through making sustainable investments for the future. The manufacturer’s ESG strategy supports its core purpose and prioritizes four impact areas: Planet Health, Community Health, Human Health and Company Health. 

Bed Bath & Beyond: As a purpose-driven company, Bed Bath & Beyond embeds its ESG principles and vision into its business strategies and activities. The retailer’s ESG strategy is upheld by three pillars of ESG action: planet, people and community. 

Best Buy: As a purpose-driven company, Best Buy is committed to “working with our customers to create a more sustainable future.” To accomplish this goal, the retailer’s ESG strategy is simple, driven by its goals to be one of the best US companies to work for, to double its customer relations events and to continually deliver top- and bottom-line growth. Best Buy aims to accomplish these aggressive goals by 2025.

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Blackstone: As a mission-driven asset manager committed to long-term value creation, “Blackstone believes that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles are crucial to developing strong, resilient companies and assets.” An integrated approach to ESG defines different actions and responsibilities at different levels of the organization: at the corporate level, through the investment process and across asset management and portfolio operations. 

Booz Allen Hamilton: As a purpose-driven company striving “to empower people to change the world,” Booz Allen Hamilton understands the importance of investing in relevant ESG efforts and leveraging its power to make a lasting positive impact. The management consultant’s ESG approach is driven by Focused Responsibility and Accountability, Cohesive Management, Enterprise-Level Governance and Integration into Business Strategy and focuses on six impact areas: Global Resilience, Employee Experience, Community Engagement, Ethics and Integrity, Mission and Innovation and Information Security. 

Bristol-Myers Squibb: As a vision-driven company committed to discovering, developing and delivering “innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases,” Bristol-Myers Squibb incorporates ESG into its business approach to increase positive impact on the communities it serves. The pharma company ESG reporting priority areas are Environmental Responsibility, Innovation, Health Equity and Patient Access, People and Ethical Business.

Broadcom: As a purpose-driven company, Broadcom is committed to delivering “category-leading semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions so its customers can build and grow successful businesses in a constantly changing environment.” To support this mission of connecting people and improving lives, Broadcom puts its environmental focus on energy use and efficiency,  greenhouse gas emissions, water management, waste management and reduction of hazardous materials. Social initiatives revolve around DEI and non-discrimination; talent recruitment, development and retention; employee health and safety, and human rights/supply chain issues. Governance comprises ethics and integrity, corporate governance, cybersecurity and data privacy and product quality. 

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide: As a values-driven company, C.H. Robinson has “witnessed the shared value a strong ESG approach brings” and understands the competitive advantage of prioritizing ESG efforts. In its ESG approach, the logistics company considers its management, engagement, and forward-looking goals of each element of ESG. 

Caesars Entertainment: As a mission-driven company striving “to inspire grown-ups to play,” Caesars Entertainment is committed to corporate responsibility and strong ESG policies. Its People Planet Play framework is guided by specific ESG goals relating to relevant areas of ESG impact, including science-based carbon reduction goals, DEI, supporting local communities and responsible gaming. 

Capital One Financial: As a purpose-driven company committed to customer success and well-being, Capital One Financial organizes its ESG approach around a commitment to the environment, people and community. 

Carrier Global: As a mission-driven company striving “to provide innovative global sustainable solutions for work and play,” the HVAC, refrigeration and security systems manufacturer values the positive, sustainable changes that result from being committed to important ESG issues. To support this commitment, Carrier Global has outlined ESG goals that it aims to achieve by 2030, including carbon neutral operations, gender parity in senior leadership roles, access to safe and healthy indoor environments and alleviating hunger and food waste.

Casey’s General Stores: As a purpose-driven company committed to making “life better for communities and guests every day,” Casey’s General Stores knows that sustainable ESG progress and long-term business success are dependent upon one another. Casey’s ESG strategy is supported by four pillars that drive the success of its purpose: Communities, Team, Guest Experience and Responsible Business Practices. 

A half-dozen doughnut charts mark gender and racial diversity in the CDW workforce.

CDW: As a purpose-driven company committed to making “technology work so people can do great things,” the technology retailer is committed to making meaningful progress in priorities determined by its ESG materiality assessment. These issues include energy management and climate action, DEI, social impact and ethics and compliance, among others.

CF Industries: As a values-driven fertilizer manufacturer dedicated to creating a future fueled by clean energy, CF Industries is driven to “leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.” Its ESG approach is guided by four critical dimensions: Energy, Emissions & Climate Change; Food Security & Product Stewardship; Workplaces & Communities; and Ethics & Governance. 

Charles Schwab: As a purpose-driven company, Charles Schwab is committed to championing “every client’s goals with passion and integrity,” and this purpose drives the brokerage’s value-creating approach to ESG. Schwab’s ESG framework prioritizes Being Good Stewards of the Environment, Seeing Through Clients’ Eyes, Creating a Culture of Respect, Giving Back to its Communities and Organizing and Governing to Build and Maintain Trust. 

Charter Communications: As a leading broadband company and cable operator, Charter Communications is driven “to help create long-term value through sustainable connectivity.” The telecom provider’s ESG framework places a special emphasis on strong governance and consists of three pillars: Highly Skilled Workforce, Superior Network and Connected Communities. 

Cincinnati Financial: As a mission-driven company committed to delivering “quality financial protection to the people and businesses they serve,” Cincinnati Financial believes it has a responsibility to be a good corporate citizen, creating sustainable growth and long-term value for its people. Cincinnati Financial’s ESG approach is guided by its commitments within each dimension of ESG as well as by its transparent disclosure of ESG progress.

Cintas: As a mission-driven company known for its sustainable business model and “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mindset, the uniform and janitorial supplier is committed to responsible social practices. 

Citigroup: As a leading global financial institution, Citigroup believes that it has the opportunity and responsibility to play a leading role in helping to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy.” This aspiration drives the banker’s ESG strategy, along with its ESG commitment to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and investing $1 trillion in sustainable finance by 2030. 

CMS Energy: As a purpose-driven company dedicated to “providing safe, reliable energy delivered with hometown service,” CMS Energy strives to be a leader in the clean energy transformation. To support this journey, CMS Energy’s ESG approach is driven by its pledge of commitment to People, Planet and Prosperity. 

Coca-Cola ESG annual report cover.

Coca-Cola: As a purpose-driven company who strives “to refresh the world and make a difference,” the Coca-Cola Co. prioritizes pressing ESG issues, allowing them to guide its corporate strategy and business approach. Coke’s ESG approach focuses on responsible use of resources, and its report details progress in regards to water, packaging, climate, agriculture, people, beverage portfolio and operations. 

Cognizant Technology Solutions: As a purpose-driven company striving “to engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life,” Cognizant Technology Solutions prioritizes ESG in its business approach to create a positive impact. Its ESG approach focuses on specific goals within each dimension of ESG, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions through technology; engaging, training, hiring and including diverse talent in its workforce; and focusing on ESG oversight and transparency. 

ConocoPhillips: As a mission-driven energy company, ConocoPhillips is committed to investing “in the development of the energy supply essential to human and economic progress, while effectively managing social and environmental concerns.” ConocoPhillips ESG framework focuses on specific aspects of each ESG dimension, prioritizing climate, water, biodiversity, social, valuing people and safety, health and security. 

Corteva Agriscience: As a purpose-driven company enriching “lives together through sustainability,” Corteva is committed to creating progress for its company, partners and customers. ESG programs are classified as sustainable innovation, biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions and DEI.

CSX: As a purpose-driven company striving “to capitalize on the efficiency of rail transportation to serve America,” CSX is committed to sustainable and responsible operation to meet the needs of its consumers. In its ESG framework, CSX prioritizes specific goals within each dimension of ESG, including goals regarding greenhouse gas emissions, safety, social justice and racial equity, DEI, human rights and risk management.

CVS Health: As an innovative healthcare company, CVS places the health and well-being of its customers at the center of its ESG road map, which is rooted in four pillars: Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Community, and Healthy Business.  

DaVIta ESG report cover.
DaVIta ESG report cover.

DaVita: As a mission-driven company aiming “to build the greatest health care community the world has ever seen,” DaVita is committed to incorporating sustainability and ESG into its business approach. Its ESG strategy involves five focus areas: Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Communities, Patient Care, Teammate Engagement and Leading with Integrity and Accountability.Dell Technologies: As a purpose-driven company dedicated to creating “technologies that drive human progress,” Dell Technologies is committed to ESG action that furthers this purpose. Dell Technologies places emphasis on making ESG impact in the areas of Advancing Sustainability, Cultivating Inclusion, Transforming Lives and Upholding Ethics and Privacy. 

Delta Air Lines: As a purpose-driven company committed to “connecting people with communities, with experiences and with each other,” Delta Air Lines understands the importance of building a sustainable future for its customers to enjoy. Its ESG disclosures focus on the environment, people, governance, safety and supply chain.

Discover Financial Services: As a mission-driven company, “Discover is committed to helping build a sustainable and equitable world while demonstrating the highest standards of ethical behavior and corporate governance.” The credit card producer’s commitments include committing to green building principles, ensuring equity in the workplace and increasing board diversity. 

Dollar Tree: As a mission-driven retailer, Dollar Tree knows its “business today can contribute to a brighter tomorrow.” To create this bright future, Dollar Tree’s ESG strategy focuses on Environmental Stewardship, A Commitment to Its People, Investing in its Communities, A Holistic Approach to Its Products, Governance and Ethics and Data Security and Privacy. 

Dow: As a values-driven chemical manufacturer dedicated to solving global challenges, Dow uses its “materials science expertise to create innovative solutions that deliver a sustainable future.” Four areas of ESG action support this mission: Environmental Performance, DEI, Community and Corporate Governance. 

Duke Energy: At Duke Energy, ESG is essential and fundamental, guiding Duke Energy’s business approach and societal role. Duke Energy’s ESG disclosures focus on progress in its ongoing Clean Energy Transition, Environmental justice, Human capital management and Governance.

DXC Technology: As a mission-driven company “using the power of technology to build better futures for our customers, colleagues, environment and communities,” DXC Technology is committed to active involvement in its communities and producing lasting, positive impact through environmental sustainability. Its ESG efforts align closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Quality Education, Good Health and Well-being and Responsible Consumption and Production.

Edison International ESG annual report cover.

Edison International: As a vision-driven company striving “to lead the transformation of the electric power industry toward a clean energy future,” Edison International is committed to operating sustainably and making positive ESG action. Edison International’s ESG disclosure approach focuses on its achievements and highlights in regards to Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition to Address Climate Change, Leading with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Operating with Excellence. 

Eli Lilly: As a purpose-driven company striving to “unite caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world,” Eli Lilly prioritizes impact in its business approach. Its ESG strategy similarly focuses on impact and is upheld by five pillars that guide Eli Lilly’s operation: Minimize Our Environmental Impact, Increase Access to Medicines, Improve Lives and Communities, Empower a Diverse Workforce and Operate Ethically and Responsibly. 

Emerson Electric: As a purpose driven company, Emerson Electric is committed to implementing sustainable business practices and taking ESG action. Emerson’s ESG efforts are driven by its causes (Planet, Humanity, Champion, Inclusion and Future) and values (Integrity, Safety and Quality, Support our People, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration and Innovation). 

Equitable: As a mission-driven insurance company, Equitable promises “to be an enduring force for good for generations to come.” To accomplish this mission, its ESG framework is guided by its ESG aspirations: Caring for the environment, Investing in its people, Building stronger communities and Upholding stakeholder trust. 

Exelon: As a vision-driven company, Exelon believes that “reliable, clean, and affordable energy is essential to a brighter, more sustainable future.” Exelon’s ESG approach focuses on specific initiatives with each dimension of ESG to develop a more sustainable business strategy. These initiatives include Carbon Reduction Initiatives, Long-term Emission Reduction Strategy, Workforce Development Commitments, and Supplier Diversity Programs. 

ExxonMobil: As a mission-driven company, “ExxonMobil is committed to producing the energy and chemical products that are essential to modern life and economic development” while simultaneously mitigating climate change and environmental hazards. To support this mission, ExxonMobil’s ESG framework further divides the key dimensions of sustainability into specific risk-reducing goals, focusing on managing climate change risks and environmental performance as part of Environment; local development and supply chain management, community engagement and human rights and safety, health, and the workplace as part of Social; and corporate governance as part of Governance. 

FedEx ESG annual report cover.

FedEx: As a progressive, vision-driven company, FedEx believes “a connected world is a prosperous and sustainable world.” To guide a successful approach to ESG, FedEx focuses on practices that serve its Planet, People and Principles.

Fifth Third Bancorp: As a mission-driven company committed to improving the lives of its customers, Fifth Third Bancorp is “focused on generating long-term sustainable value for our stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, employees, communities and regulators.” Its approach to sustainability and ESG focuses on five ESG priorities: Addressing Climate Change, Promoting DEI, Delivering on Commitment to Employees, Centering the Customer and Strengthening Communities.

FirstEnergy: As a mission-driven company, First Energy is “committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.” This commitment is reflected in its ESG strategy, which is guided by five core values: Safety, DEI, Stewardship, Integrity and Safety.

Ford Motor: Ford Motor prioritizes ESG initiatives, believing that its “ESG investments will both decrease downside risk and increase upside value over the long term.” Ford’s ESG strategy integrates risks and opportunities, focusing on aspirational goals within each dimension of ESG while also mitigating risks. 

Fortune Brands Home & Security: As a home products company committed to integrity and accountability, Fortune Brands Home & Security strives to create products that are integral to the home in responsible and sustainable ways. To serve this purpose, Fortune Brands’ ESG disclosures focus on key areas of ESG to guide its framework, including Combating Climate Change, Design and Manufacturing with Sustainability in Mind, Advancing DEI and Responsible Products.

Frontier Communications: As a purpose-driven company, “Frontier is focused on connecting a digital society, closing the digital divide, and working toward a more sustainable environment.” Frontier’s ESG approach is driven by Why (environment, inclusion for all and digital society), What (revenue growth and cost leadership and radical simplification and reset culture) and How (we create the future, we earn customer loyalty, we get it done together and we do what we say we will do). 

ScreenshotGap’s Athleta unit is a certified B Corp, with a mission to ignite the limitless potential of all women and girls.

Gap: As a vision-driven company striving “to be a driving force in the industry, collectively building a more sustainable future for our business, global community, people and planet,” Gap leverages its position as a leading business to enact lasting change and enable opportunity for its people and communities. The retailer’s “Inclusive By Design” intersectional ESG approach is driven by three focus areas: empower women, enable opportunity and enrich communities.

General Dynamics: As a mission-driven company, General Dynamics strives for excellence “by innovating, improving our processes and reducing waste.” The aerospace and defense manufacturer’s ESG approach aligns with this mission, focusing on the environment, company culture, employee and community well-being, engagement and development and governance.

GXO Logistics: As a values-driven company, GXO Logistics is “dedicated to maintaining a respectful, ethical and collaborative workplace where every employee belongs.” This dedication underscores GXO’s approach to ESG, which is guided by its five core values: be safe, be inclusive, make an impact, change the game and deliver results.

Hasbro: As a purpose-driven toymaker, “Hasbro understands the critical importance of operating sustainably to protect our planet for future generations.” Hasbro’s ESG framework is guided by four goals it aims to accomplish by 2025: reducing energy consumption by 20%, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, reducing landfill waste by 50% and reducing water consumption by 15%.

Hershey: Hershey takes a big-picture approach to ESG, “using our ESG priorities and robust understanding of our most material issues to inform and shape our business strategy.” The confectioner’s ESG priorities are Environment, Cocoa, Responsible Sourcing and Human Rights, People, Youth and Community. 

Home Depot: As a business that strives to provide excellent service to its customers, Home Depot places great emphasis on people in its ESG strategy. Through its three pillars of focus (Operate Sustainably, Focus on People and Strengthen Communities), Home Depot plans to “create long-term value for our customers, shareholders, and communities.”  

IBM ESG annual report cover.

IBM: As a mission-driven company, “IBM aspires to make a lasting, positive impact on the world in business ethics, our environment, and the communities in which we work and live.” This aspiration underscores its problem-solving approach to ESG, which is supported by three pillars of impact: environmental impact, equitable impact and ethical impact. 

International Flavors & Fragrances: As a purpose-driven company, International Flavors & Fragrances strives “to redefine how we live in and care for the resources of our world.”  This commitment is reflected in IFF’s “Do More Good” ESG plan, which focuses on Climate and Planetary Health, Health and Biosciences, Scent, Pharma Solutions, Nourish, Equity and Wellbeing and Transparency and Accountability.

Interpublic Group: As a purpose-driven company “committed to achieving the highest standards on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG)” Interpublic Group views ESG and sustainability as an opportunity for growth. The advertising company’s ESG approach focuses on five strategic priorities: Climate Action, Human Capital, DEI, Data Ethics and Privacy and Responsible Media and Content.

IQVIA Holdings: As a mission-driven company, IQVIA Holdings is committed to “ESG practices that further our corporate purpose of helping our clients improve healthcare outcomes for patients.” Its commitment to ESG involves Continuing to advance efforts to address climate change, Further advancing DEI initiatives, Strengthening board oversight, Improving transparency and ESG disclosures and Enhancing shareholder rights.

Jackson Financial: As an insurance company committed to helping its clients plan financially for the future, Jackson Financial understands the responsibility it has in making choices for the future health and well-being of our planet and communities. Within each dimension of ESG, Jackson Financial prioritizes specific ESG issues most relevant to its business and values, including climate change, associate culture and development, strong governance and business practices and investing responsibly.

Jefferies Financial Group: As a mission-driven investment banker striving “to help every member of our team – and every client we represent – fulfill their maximum potential,” Jefferies Financial Group believes that companies must focus on ESG initiatives to meet the demands of the modern world. Its transparency-driven ESG approach focuses on specific issues within each dimension of ESG, including climate change impact, employee health, safety and well-being, DEI and risk management. 

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JPMorgan Chase: As a purpose-driven company, JPMorgan Chase understands that “business has an important role to play in helping to address some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges of our time.” The banker leverages its ability and responsibility as a business to respond to important ESG matters through an approach to ESG supported by five pillars: Environmental Sustainability, Careers and Skills, Community Development, Financial Health and Wealth Creation and Business Growth and Entrepreneurship. 

KeyCorp: As a purpose-driven banker, KeyCorp believes “being a responsible corporate citizen is central to who we are and how we do business.” To balance its commitment to its people with its financial needs, KeyCorp’s ESG strategy is driven by four priorities: Climate stewardship, DEI, Financial inclusion and Data privacy and security. 

Kohl’s: As a purpose-driven retailer who seeks “to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives,” Kohl’s believes ESG stewardship is essential to its business strategy and vision, helping to create a sustainable future and build long-term value. Kohl’s ESG strategy is driven by goals it aims to achieve in each dimension of ESG by the year 2025. These goals include Reduce energy consumption by 30% at Kohl’s facilities, Ensure Kohl’s total workforce population proportionally reflects the U.S. workforce and Triple spending with diverse suppliers.

Kraft Heinz: As a purpose-driven food manufacturer, Kraft Heinz strives “to sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally.” To drive this sustainable growth, Kraft Heinz’s ESG strategy focuses on three key pillars: Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Living and Community Support and Responsible Sourcing. 

Kroger: With its mission rooted in fighting hunger and eliminating waste, Kroger builds its ESG framework around its objective “to achieve lasting positive change for billions of people and for our planet.” In its shared-value ESG framework, the grocer prioritizes Planet (through Climate Impact and Resource Conservation), People (through Food Access, Health and Safety and a Just and Inclusive Economy) and Systems (through Business Integration and Responsible and Resilient Systems).  

Lam Research: Lam Research acts “with purpose for a better world,” incorporating ESG principles into its business strategy. The semiconductor manufacturing supplier ESG disclosures detail how it makes a positive societal impact through Sustainable Operations, Workplace, Communities, Business and Governance, Product Innovation and Responsible Supply Chain. 

Land O’Lakes: As a purpose-driven dairy supplier that understands the value of a sustainable business strategy, Land O’ Lakes is committed to “driving impact for communities and the planet for a better tomorrow.” Land O’ Lakes ESG strategy is upheld by its three pillars of impact: Sustainable Futures, Safe and Plentiful Food Supply and Vibrant Communities.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group: As a purpose-driven company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group considers ESG an integral part of its company believing that “ESG ultimately creates strategic opportunities for our company, in spite of short-term challenges to our operations and business.”  Its proactive approach to ESG is dedicated to solving existing and emerging ESG concerns and is supported by four strategic pillars: Enable sustainable growth, Increase customer resilience, Improve lives and communities and Advance DEI. 

Lumen Technologies: As a purpose-driven telecom company that believes “humanity is always at its best when it produces innovative technologies that advance the ways we live and work,” Lumen Technologies is committed to sustainable growth and making a lasting positive impact on its communities and the world. Its ESG approach focuses on Purpose, People, Impact, Commitment, Opportunity and Accomplishments. 

Marriott ESG report cover.
Marriott ESG report cover.

ManpowerGroup: As a vision-driven staffing company striving “to lead in the creation and delivery of innovative workforce solutions and services that enable our clients to win in the changing world of work,” ManpowerGroup believes that businesses have a shared responsibility to invest in skills, initiatives and actions that improve employee well-being and prosperity while making positive, long-term impacts for society and the planet. In its “Working to Change the World” Plan, ManpowerGroup prioritizes Planet, People and Prosperity and Principles of Governance.

Marriott: As a mission-driven company striving “to enhance the lives of our customers by creating and enabling unsurpassed vacation and leisure experience,” Marriott International believes it has a unique responsibility and opportunity to create a positive impact. The hotelier’s ESG approach is focused on Nurturing Our World, Empowering Through Opportunity, Welcoming All and Advancing Human Rights and Sustaining Responsible Operations. 

Marsh McLennan: As a purpose-driven company striving “to make a difference in the moments that matter,” Marsh McLennan places ESG at the center of its business approach. The management consultant’s ESG approach is driven by the five tenets of its ESG philosophy: Our future requires climate resilience, Our commitment to ESG starts at home, Our people are our greatest strength, Our company plays an important role and Change is up to all of us. 

Merck: As a company that values ethics, integrity and respect, Merck is highly committed to applying its “global resources and investments to ESG priority areas that matter most,” creating lasting, positive change. The pharma company’s ESG strategy consists of four focus areas: Environmental sustainability, Access to health, Employees and Ethics and Values. 

Moderna: As a mission-driven company working “to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients,” Moderna is committed to operating sustainably to achieve this mission. Its ESG report states five core beliefs: 

  • We have a responsibility to do our part to ensure the sustainability of our planet.
  • We have a responsibility to our employees to provide fulfilling, purposeful careers.
  • With the potential of our science comes a responsibility to the multitude of patients our technology could help.
  • We can and should use our expertise and resources.
  • We must hold ourselves to high ethical standards across all areas of our business and with our stakeholders. 

Mohawk Industries: As a mission-driven company committed to creating sustainable products that enhance customers’ lives, Mohawk Industries is committed to innovation in its ESG strategy, “which is focused on creating a better tomorrow for people and the planet.” The flooring manufacturer focuses on specific priorities within each dimension of ESG, including a climate-positive future, product circularity, a zero-harm workplace and sustainability leadership and policies.

Molina Healthcare: As a mission-driven company committed to “improving the health and lives of our members by delivering high-quality health care,” Molina Healthcare incorporates ESG into its business approach to achieve this mission. Molina Healthcare’s ESG Philosophy focuses on Human Capital, DEI, Member Well-being, Access and Affordability, Responsible Business Practices and Corporate Governance. 

Molson Coors Beverage: As “a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world’s beer drinkers,” Molson Coors is committed to making a positive impact and raising industry standards through its ESG efforts. Its ESG strategy is driven by transparency, disclosures and open dialogues, and its ESG disclosures detail its impacts on the four most important ESG issues at Molson Coors: Climate, Packaging, Water and People. 

Morgan Stanley: As a values-driven company, Morgan Stanley “has long recognized the importance of sustainable development and ESG challenges.” Its approach to ESG disclosures prioritizes transparency, measuring ESG risks and opportunities through data-driven metrics and future-looking goals. 

Netflix: As a mission-driven entertainment platform, Netflix is committed to making sustainability progress, placing special emphasis on achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022. To support this mission, Netflix prioritizes ESG disclosures and performance in its ESG approach, sharing its Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) report and expounding on the goals and accomplishments this report mentions. 

News Corp: As a purpose-driven publisher, News Corp leverages ESG to benefit its business practices, committing to “enhancing the environment, maintaining strong governance practices, and building a diverse, equitable, inclusive and engaged workforce” to further its goals and ensure long-term success. News Corp further divides its ESG focus areas into subcategories, focusing on Climate Change and Waste and Circular Economy within Environment, People, Trusted News & Information and Community Engagement and Philanthropy within Culture and Purpose, and Ethics & Compliance, Risk Management, Public Policy, Data Protection & Privacy and Supply Chain within Governance. 

New York Life Insurance: As a company that helps “people protect what matters most to them,” New York Life Insurance aspires to advance environmental sustainability and reduce environmental impact, as ESG issues are important to consumers. New York Life Insurance’s approach to ESG is led by its core values: humanity and integrity. 

NextEra Energy embeds its net-zero goal into a wind farm image.

NextEra Energy: As a purpose-driven company committed to sustainability, NextEra Energy is driven to “be carbon emissions free by no later than 2045.” To support this commitment, NextEra Energy’s data-driven ESG disclosures detail ESG progress and ESG goals based on the most pressing ESG risks. 

Norfolk Southern: As a vision-driven company striving to “be the safest, most customer-focused and successful transportation company in the world,” Norfolk Southern is committed to increasing sustainability through long-term goals. Its ESG strategy has five pillars: Decarbonization, Nature, Facilities, Suppliers and Circularity. 

Oneok: As a mission-driven company striving “to build a diversified energy company that provides consistent growth and stable earnings,” Oneok understands the importance of sustainable growth and ESG. Oneok’s approach to a sustainable energy future focuses on specific priorities within each dimension of ESG, including Emissions Reduction and Climate Change, Employee and Contractor Support, Compensation and Benefits and Ethics, Compliance and Reporting. 

Owens & Minor: As a values-driven company, Owens & Minor believes in delivering sustainable healthcare through responsible business practices. Owens & Minor’s ESG framework prioritizes Ensuring Environmental Stewardship, Empowering its Teammates, Caring for its Customers and Community and Operating Responsibly.

O’Reilly Automotive: As a mission-driven company, O’Reilly Automotive strives to “Live Green,” embedding ESG priorities into its core culture and values while putting special emphasis on its relationships with business partners, employees, customers and communities. Its ESG approach focuses on Living O’Reilly Green, Professional Parts People, Community Engagement, Customer Engagement and Business. 

Paramount Global ESG annual report cover.

Paramount Global: As a mission-driven company, Paramount Global knows how critical ESG is to a company’s success. In its ESG approach, Paramount is “working to foster a better world for our employees, audiences, partners, and communities.” This approach prioritizes transparency in ESG disclosures, as Paramount uses several reporting measures, including the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, CDP disclosure and Global Reporting Initiative Standards (GRI). 

PayPal Holdings: As a mission-driven company striving “to build a more financially inclusive and interconnected world,” PayPal Holdings understands the importance of responsible, sustainable business practices. Its ESG strategy focuses on four key pillars: environmental sustainability, employees and culture, social Innovation and responsible business practices.

Penske Automotive Group: As a mission-driven company, Penske Automotive Group understands the importance of investing in and caring for its people. Its ESG strategy focuses on producing positive outcomes for people through five specific actions: exceeding expectations, supporting team members, serving communities, operating sustainably and acting with integrity. 

PepsiCo: As a vision-driven company striving to be the Global Beverage Leader, PepsiCo is committed to putting “sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth.” This commitment is part of PepsiCo’s ESG approach, pep+, and is upheld by three pillars: Positive Agriculture, Positive Value Chain and Positive Choices. 

Performance Food Group: As a mission-driven company committed to serving its customers and communities, Performance Food Group is committed to “providing innovative, sustainably-sourced products and positively impacting the environment through energy management.” To support this mission, its ESG approach is goal-driven, placing key importance on Supply Chain and Responsible Sourcing, Associate Engagement and DEI and Operations and Sustainable Performance.

Pfizer: As a purpose-driven pharma company, Pfizer is committed “to long-term sustainability through ESG goals” as a means to fulfilling its responsibility to change patients’ lives for the better through innovation and breakthroughs. Its approach to ESG connects with its purpose, emphasizing Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives, ESG Priorities, Core Values and Bold Moves. 

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Philip Morris International: As a purpose-driven company committed to “delivering a smoke-free future,” Phillip Morris International is dedicated to “transforming for good,” especially in regard to its ESG strategy. This strategy is not only driven by Product Transformation, External Transformation and Internal Transformation, but also by transparent ESG disclosures and integrating sustainability into this approach. 

Polaris: As a mission-driven automotive company “powering passion and pioneering new possibilities for all those who play, work and think outside,” Polaris takes responsibility as corporate stewards to preserve and protect the outdoors while serving its employees, communities and people. Polaris’ “Geared for Good” ESG framework has four ESG focus areas: Think Places, Think People, Think Product and Think Production. 

PPG Industries: As a vision-driven paint and coatings company committed to “​​consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust,” PPG Industries operates with integrity, creating lasting value through its ESG efforts. Its approach to ESG is guided by the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Reduced Inequalities and Responsible Consumption and Production, among others.

Prudential Financial: As a vision-driven company, Prudential Financial strives “to become a global leader in expanding access to investing, insurance, and retirement security.” To sustainably achieve this goal, Prudential takes a three-pronged ESG strategy: Investing in growth businesses globally, Delivering superior customer and client experiences and Creating financial solutions to serve the diverse needs of its clients for years to come. Prudential is committed to transparency and accountability in its ESG disclosures. 

PulteGroup: As a purpose-driven homebuilder committed to “delivering high returns on invested capital and equity over the housing cycle,” PulteGroup understands that culture and sustainability are essential in delivering success for both its customers and its company. PulteGroup’s ESG approach focuses on Environment, People and Governance, detailing the initiatives, progress and commitments it has made in each dimension. 

Raytheon Technologies organizes its initiatives around people, planet and principles.

Raytheon Technologies: As a vision-driven industrial and military company dedicated to creating “a safer, more connected world,” Raytheon Technologies works toward ESG aspirations that align with its business strategy. Its transparency-focused approach to ESG disclosures focuses on three key areas of ESG, with concrete goals within each area. In its planet theme, Raytheon prioritizes sustainable technology and innovation, climate risk and resilience, environmental stewardship and compliance and Energy and GHG emissions, in the area of People, Raytheon prioritizes Health, safety and wellness, DEI, Talent attraction, development and engagement and Community vitality and in the area of Principles, Raytheon prioritizes ethics and compliance, business resilience and crisis management, data security and privacy and product safety, quality and transparency. 

Regions Financial: As a mission-driven banker, Regions Financial is committed “to make life better and create shared value.” To accomplish this mission, Regions takes a simplified approach to ESG, focusing on creating positive outcomes for the Planet, People and Prosperity. 

Robert Half International: As a mission-driven talent solutions firm, Robert Half International is committed to connecting businesses to talented employees while adhering “to the highest ethical standards when doing so.” This commitment to ethics underscores Robert Half’s accountability-driven approach to ESG disclosure, which focuses on publishing frequent and relevant updates on its ESG progress. 

Rocket Companies: As a financial services company “committed to providing an industry-leading client experience” through the use of innovative technologies, Rocket Companies believes it has an obligation to ensure positive impact and growth for its communities and people, as well as its business. Its ESG strategy is guided by its “For-More-Than-Profit” philosophy, empowering clients, investing in communities and developing and supporting team members. 

Roper Technologies: As a diversified technology company that operates many software businesses, Roper Technologies is driven “to provide an environment and governance system that enables each business to get even better over time.” Roper’s ESG system focuses on Stakeholder Engagement and ESG Materials aspects, specifically Corporate Governance, Culture and Employee Engagement, Customer Environmental Impact, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, DEI, Energy and Emissions, Ethics and Compliance and Human Rights. 

SpartanNash ESG annual report cover.

SpartanNash: SpartanNash is committed to being good stewards of advancing ESG, believing that its “success relies on the strength and wellbeing of our Associates, customers and communities.” The grocer and food distributor focuses on issues most relevant to its business, placing priority on Insights that Drive Solutions, People and Operational Excellence. 

Starbucks: As a mission-driven company, Starbucks understands the opportunity and responsibility companies have to adopt ESG into their business approach, both for the good of the company and for the good of the world. Starbucks’ accountability-driven ESG approach focuses on Planet, People and Governance, outlining highlights, priorities and plans. 

State Farm Insurance: As a mission-driven company, State Farm is dedicated to its ESG efforts, aiming to build “stronger, safer and more resilient communities to empower consumers, customers, employees and agents in a sustainable and inclusive future.” State Farm’s ESG framework is guided by its Vision “to be a leader in the insurance industry,” its Mission to “help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams” and its Shared Values of “quality service and relationships, mutual trust, integrity and financial strength.” 

State Street: As a purpose-driven investment banker aiming “to be the leading provider of asset intelligence to the owners and managers of the world’s capital,” State Street Corporation understands the importance of acting sustainably to create lasting positive outcomes for its investors. To support this commitment, State Street’s ESG integration focuses on DEI advocacy, transparency and ESG disclosures, ESG investing and ESG research and thought leadership. 

Stryker: As a company “driven to make healthcare better” for its customers, Stryker understands the importance of innovation and sustainability. Its ESG approach is focused on its commitments to a Healthier Planet, Stronger People and Good Business.

Synchrony Financial: As a mission-driven company that creates innovative solutions to create lasting value for its customers, Synchrony Financial knows that strong ESG stewardship creates value for customers and reduces risks. Synchrony Financial’s ESG disclosures focus on the impacts created for its Environment, Customers, Employees, Communities and Business.

T Rowe Price ESG report cover.
T Rowe Price ESG report cover.

T. Rowe Price: As a purpose-driven company, T. Rowe Price seeks “to provide strong long-term returns,” prioritizing its clients’ interests in all it does. Because ESG issues are becoming increasingly important to consumers, T. Rowe Price is working on ESG Integration through three tenets: Integrated, Collaborative and Material.

Taylor Morrison Home: As a leading homebuilder, Taylor Morrison Home is “committed to integrating sustainability into all aspects of our business.” To accomplish this mission of building neighborhoods with long-lasting, positive impacts, its ESG framework emphasizes three pillars: People First, Building for the Future and Transparency and Accountability. 

TD Synnex: As a purpose-driven company striving to “empower our global partners to achieve great outcomes with technology,” TD Synnex understands the importance of ESG as a good business practice. Its ESG approach prioritizes specific concerns within each dimension of ESG, including Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety, and Waste Management.

Tenet Healthcare: As a mission-driven company committed to providing “quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve,” Tenet Healthcare considers ESG issues inherent to its culture and business. Tenet Healthcare’s ESG framework focuses on addressing the ESG matters that are most relevant to its business, including Energy and natural resources conservation, DEI, Access to quality care and clinical innovation and Accountability. 

Toll Brothers: As a values-driven company, Toll Brothers views ESG as an important tool for success, leveraging it in order to better serve its employees, customers and communities. The homebuilder’s ESG disclosures incorporate performance data, priorities and accomplishments to underscore its ESG progress and future-minded dedication to operating more sustainably. 

Truist Financial: As a purpose-driven company striving “to inspire and build better lives and communities,” Truist Financial is committed to making strong ESG progress to support its purpose. Its ESG approach focuses on Actuating ESG, Environment, Teammates, DEI, Community, Financial inclusion, Clients, Technology and Responsible business.

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Uber Technologies: As a mission-driven company that ignites “opportunity by setting the world in motion,” Uber Technologies is committed to integrating ESG principles into its business approach to create lasting value and positive impact. Its ESG approach is guided by an ESG materiality matrix that determines which ESG topics are most important to both Uber and its stakeholders. These issues include Climate Change, DEI, Cybersecurity and Ethics and compliance, among others. 

UGI Corporation: As a mission-driven company dedicated to providing clean and sustainable energy, UGI Corporation believes that “corporate sustainability is critical to our overall business success.” UGI takes a 3-R strategy progress approach to ESG, focusing on Rebalancing and Reliable Progress and Renewables.

Ulta Beauty: ESG has been firmly centered in Ulta’s business strategy for many years, but as its business strategy evolves, the ESG issues Ulta strives to address have also changed. Ulta’s guiding ESG principles are the Power of Beauty for Good, ESG as a Value Driver, Targeted Approach, Balance Leading and Learning and Stay True to Self.

United Natural Foods: As a mission-driven company dedicated to connecting “farms to families,” United Natural Foods uses its legacy and scale to build “a better future for our planet, our communities and our people.” Because ESG priorities change with time, United Natural Foods ESG strategy focuses on topics that impact all dimensions of ESG at every point in the value chain: Steady, persistent action to address broader systems, Immediate, substantial action to boost standards and Ingrained, habitual action to continue progress.

Univar Solutions: As a purpose-driven company striving “to solve problems for our customers and suppliers, and to improve the communities where we live and work,” Univar Solutions believes that ESG issues align with its core values, serving its purpose of keeping people safe, healthy, clean and fed. Univar’s ESG approach is driven by its eight ESG goals (Climate Action, Resource Use, Release Prevention, Sustainable Sourcing, Sustainable Solutions, DEI, Community Engagement and Serious About Safety) and five Core Values (Where People Matter, Valuable to Others, Together We Win, Serious About Safety and We Do What We Say).  

U.S. Bancorp: As a mission-driven company, U.S. Bancorp understands the importance of “creating long-term value every day,” as well as the impact ESG has on this value creation. In its ESG disclosures, U.S. Bancorp focuses on five ESG topics: Climate change impact, Workforce of the future, Financial well-being and inclusion, Ethics and business conduct and Data protection and privacy. 

Verizon Communications: Verizon Communications’ ESG strategy goal is “to effectively govern and manage the environmental and social risks and opportunities that arise from our core business strategy.” The telecom provider’s ESG strategy is upheld by four pillars: Governance, Integration, Engagement and Reporting. 

Victoria’s Secret: As a purpose-driven company, Victoria’s Secret is committed to “providing our customers with products and experiences that make them feel good inside and out while driving positive change through the power of our products, platform and advocacy.” Its ESG approach focuses on its Leadership (Ethics and Compliance and Protecting Human Rights), Workplace (Inclusive Culture and DEI), Supply Chain (Environmental Impacts, Sourcing Raw Materials and Commitment and Governance) and Community (Community Relations). 

Visa: As a purpose-driven company, Visa strives to create long-term value and works “to mitigate risk that may arise from significant ESG topics.” In its value-creating ESG approach, Visa focuses on Protecting the Planet, Investing in its Workforce, Empowering People, Communities and Economies, Securing Commerce and Protecting Customers and Operating Responsibly. 

W.W. Grainger: As a purpose-driven industrial supply company committed to “being the go-to partner for people who build and run safe, sustainable and productive operations,” Grainger believes it is obligated to address critical ESG issues. Grainger’s ESG strategy includes individualized approaches to four areas of ESG: Sustainability and Stewardship, People and Purpose, Ethics and Governance and Supply Chain. 

Walgreens Boots Alliance: With its mission “to be America’s most loved pharmacy-led health, wellbeing and beauty retailer,” Walgreens is dedicated to being a responsible corporation that leads by example when it comes to ESG policies and creating a more sustainable world. Its ESG disclosures emphasize transparency, focusing on using widely-accepted credible reporting metrics, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). 

Walmart ESG annual report cover.

Walmart: As a mission-driven company, Walmart aspires “to save people money so they can live better.” This prioritization of the well-being of Walmart’s customers also manifests in its ESG framework, in which Walmart aspires “to become a regenerative company-helping to renew people and planet through our business.” This ESG strategy is upheld by four pillars of leadership: Sustainability, Opportunity, Community, and Ethics and Integrity. 

Wells Fargo: As a vision-driven company dedicated to customer satisfaction and success, Wells Fargo aims to embed ESG into every aspect of its business “to drive efficiencies and responsible resource use while creating comfortable, safe, and healthy workplaces.” Wells Fargo’s ESG strategy places special emphasis on ESG topics that were considered most significant in its most recent ESG materiality assessment. Those priorities are: Climate risk management, Environmental and social due diligence, Community development, Compensation and benefits, DEI, Employee incentives and risk-taking, Corporate governance, Corporate risk management and compliance, Customer privacy and data security, Business ethics, Business policies and practices, Fair and responsible lending and pricing, Stakeholder engagement and Transparent information and fair advice for customers.

Westlake Chemical Corporation: As a mission-driven company committed to improving customers’ lives through quality, sustainable services and products, Westlake Chemical Corporation strives to improve its ESG approach, committing to doing more each year to support and enhance the planet, its people, and communities worldwide. Its ESG approach is upheld by five pillars: Resilience, Operations, Products, People and Community.

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