Looking in the mirror at sustainability: Luxury Goods and Cosmetics Sector meets halfway ESG contributions to sustainability
This report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 59 companies belonging to the Luxury Goods and Cosmetics Sector and companies’ strengths and best practices as well as their vulnerabilities, controversies and material risks and contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s).
The food industry has a vital role to play in addressing major threats to global health including obesity, hunger and malnutrition, and in ensuring access to safe and nutritious products.
In addition, the promotion of inclusive development and sustainable consumption and production throughout products’ lifecycle is among the primary sustainable development challenges faced for the food industry. Companies are at different stages in terms of the maturity.
The Oil Equipment and Services Sector: Commitments taken on business ethics, but performances lagging behind on climate change mitigation strategies, and challenges remaining on pollution management.
New Vigeo Eiris report notably reveals the sector’s robust performance in its policies covering corruption prevention, the weak performance in the management of climate change impact and challenges that oil equipment and services companies face regarding pollution prevention and control.
How are Publishers addressing the social and environmental challenges and opportunities of the digital era?
The strategies implemented by Publishers to responsibly manage reorganisation and to bridge the knowledge gap in society remain weak. Nevertheless, new achievements have been identified as all companies disclose formalised commitments to address the right to privacy.
Amazon Fires in a Global Context of Deforestation: need for increased Investor awareness
Over the past weeks, forest fires have been ravaging the Brazilian Amazon region and made the headlines in the international newspapers during several days. The number of forest fires is higher in the Amazon regions where they are used – mainly by farmers - as the main tool to free land for agriculture.
The Mining & Metals Sector under scrutiny by stakeholders has developed a mature approach to ESG strategies, although its involvement in controversies is still a source of risk
New Vigeo Eiris report reveals stable performances in the management of the sector’s ESG challenges, but especially mining companies remain plagued by controversies affecting some key material topics such as Water, relations with Communities, the Health & Safety of employees and Human Rights.