Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
Every printing operation, even if they are not publicly traded, touches each component of Environmental, Social, and Governance.
What is ESG?
ESG has become an imperative for all printing companies and means using these factors to evaluate a company’s sustainability profile. ESG data is analyzed by investors to make sustainable investment decisions. While the consideration of ESG criteria helps mitigate risk, it is evolving to serve as a driver of innovation and new opportunities that create long-term value for business and society. This affects printing companies that supply ESG reporting companies.
Environmental factors involve examining how a business performs as a steward of our natural environment. Examples of these factors include air and water quality, biodiversity, carbon footprint, including greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, energy performance, and waste and pollution.
Federal Trade Commission's Environmental Marketing Guidelines
On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission released its revised Guides for the use of Environmental Marketing Claims, commonly referred to as the Green Guides. These revisions, the first in 14 years, change the landscape of environmental marketing claims.
United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Response to Climate Change
The Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission or SEC) continues to respond to investor demands for climate and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. On March 21, 2022, the Commission issued proposed rules for climate change disclosure requirements for both U.S. public companies …
Two Bipartisan Bills Strengthening Recycling Advance In Congress
PRINTING United Alliance is keeping track of the advancement of two bipartisan bills working to strengthen recycling and composting efforts in the U.S. If these bills pass Congress and are signed into law, they would benefit the printing industry by helping to alleviate the need for Extended Producer …
Social factors address how an organization treats people, including these examples, community relations, customer satisfaction, data protection and privacy efforts, employee relations, diversity, equity and inclusion, labor standards, workplace health and safety, working conditions and human rights.
How to Measure the 'S' in ESG
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues are an increasingly important consideration for all companies. ESG reporting has been proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for publicly-held companies, and ESG is a factor in the investment decisions of fund managers. Even though …
Governance examines how a corporation polices itself, focusing on internal system controls and practices to maintain compliance. Governance focuses on transparency, industry best practices, organization management and associated growth initiatives. Examples of governance include board diversity and structure, company leadership, corruption and bribery, donations and political lobbying, executive compensation and policies, tax strategy, and whistleblower programs.