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Editorial Feature: Bloomberg, Dow Chemical top rankings of GRI application in new BPA research report

posted Apr 9, 2013, 12:13 AM by Jignesh Ajmera
SHELTON, CT, Apr 08, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- A new research report conducted by the iCompli division of BPA Worldwide and IRAS shows that Dow Chemical scored highest among Fortune 100 companies when it comes to applying the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting. Bloomberg topped the list of media sector companies.

The research report -- Applying GRI Guidelines for Effective Reporting: A Review of Global Media Companies' CR Reports -- is an analysis of top US and international companies' annual reports to identify key corporate responsibility (CR) reporting trends. The study focuses on global media sector companies that issue CR reports, and compares the level of reporting in the media sector against the larger universe of Fortune 100 companies issuing CR reports, as well as companies in South Africa where sustainability reporting is mandated.

The list of Top 15 media sector companies include: Bloomberg (US), Grupo Antena 3 (Spain), Publicis Group (France), Axel Springer (Germany) and Mediaset (Spain). The Top 5 Fortune 100 companies in GRI compliance include: Dow Chemical, Johnson Controls, UPS, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.