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This volume collects together some of the key work and individuals from around the world concerned with the topic of sustainable measures. Contributions include: environmental and social reporting; the GRI discussion draft; the FEE study of environmental reporting; Janet Ranganathan of the World Resources Institute on sustainability measures; and Martin Bennett and Peter James on ISO 14031 and the future of environmental performance evaluation. There are also chapters examining practice in Austria, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands and South Africa, developments in electronic reporting, as well as case studies of Baxter, Kunert, Niagara Mohawk, Unox, The Body Shop and the UK water industry, and an analysis of leading social reports.
UNEP welcomes the publication of Sustainable Measures. It is an excellent overview of state-of-the-art developmentsin this field and should be of considerable use to organisations seekingto respond to increasing stakeholder pressures for greatertransparency and comparability in the reporting of environmentaland social performance.' Klaus Topfer, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 'This very useful book collects ideas and examples fromaround the world. It should add considerably to the understanding andfurther development of social and environmental performance evaluation and reporting.' Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute. 'I'm sure that the wide spread of authors and subjects collected herewill be essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of environmental and social performancemeasurement and reporting.' Lise Kingo, Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations, Novo Nordisk. 'We will certainly be taking on board many of the ideasand lessons contained within this book.' Mar?a Emilia Correa, Executive Director, the Colombian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CECODES). '... a key reference work ... there is something here for everyone: discussions on benchmarking, best practice across sectors and countries, emerging trends ... All articles are rigorous and meaty, written by leaders in their respective fields. Sustainable Measures will be essential for anyone specialising in this field who needs a definitive overview.' Tomorrow magazine. '... offers a very fine taking-of-the-pulse of developments in, what the editors call, environmental, social and sustainability performance evaluation and reporting ... An enormous coverage with much up-to-the-minute experience laid out for our nourishment.' Social and Environmental Accounting. 'The book will be essential reading for academics, campaigners, policy makers and practitioners with an interest in the issue of environmental and social performance.' European Foundation for Management Development. 'With the developing popularity of the 'triple bottom line' ... this book provides a great deal of useful material for management accountants and others about the environmental aspects ... If your organisation needs better environmental and social performance measures for more effective internal management, this is certainly a book worth consulting.' Handbook of Management Accounting. 'This collection of essays is primarily concerned with the measurement and reporting of environmental performance by companies, and in this is comprehensive and engaging ... If you want information on environmental reporting, this is the place to look.' Community Affairs Briefing. 'Sustainable Measures is one of the better books to have been published recently on the topic of environmental and social reporting ... a very useful starting point for any institution assessing its position and future.' Australian Minerals and Energy Environment Foundation. 'It is full of valuable, theoretical and practical information which ... will be of immense value to the important area of motivating and measuring environmental management.' Eagle Bulletin. 'An interesting collection of essays on trends in social accounting internationally, from Austria to Japan.' Business Ethics
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