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About Us : Sustainability


A University of North Carolina study of corporate sustainability reporting suggests that what often is published in reports – while aligned with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting requirements – does not necessarily align with areas of importance to stakeholders and clients. Simply put, there are some things they care about and others not so much. One of the clear conclusions reached by the authors of the study is that, “It’s about how you operate your business, not just what you’re reporting”. So for many participants in the study, among the most relevant concerns were environmental stewardship, risk and compliance, community building, social justice, employment opportunities and employee education. Effective reportage on this may be difficult to cover within narrow parameters. We infer from this that to remain engaged with stakeholders we need to look beyond the boundaries and standard disclosures of the GRI framework.

At Chow:Hill we have confidence in stating that our thinking has always been to follow this broader approach. Our reporting style, content and subject coverage have met the needs of a data-led reporting framework, but always clothed in stories and commentary that demonstrates the deeper social and environmental concerns which underpin and drive our business.

Source: https://phys.org/news/2017-01-current-corporate-sustainability.html

Previous Company Sustainability Reports

From 2013 our annual CSR reports have been web-based - click on the thumbnails to view the reports.

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2017 CSR report

This is our eighth year of reporting on our business activities through a Company Social Responsibility (CSR) framework. Our report aims to broadly, simply, and importantly, transparently describe, evaluate and explain the positive and negative impacts of our activities, while identifying also our strategic goals and performance targets.

Inside Our Report

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Key to Interactive Navigation Reports 2013-2016

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Previous Company Sustainability Reports

Click on the thumbnails below to download the interactive PDF. Open in Acrobat Reader to enable interactivity.