Sustainability

National Archives Records Administration, Photograph by Marc St. Gil

National Archives Records Administration, Photograph by Marc St. Gil

Current research includes the state of sustainability reporting standards and metrics among chemical, petroleum, and pharmaceutical companies. Findings explore the fact that corporate sustainability reporting has essentially replaced traditional financial-only reporting among major corporations in the last two decades. However, there is no comparability among sustainability indicators and report formats between industries and companies, no metrics for many indicators, and little or no translation of environmental impacts into financial implications. There are over 100 institutions with an interest in this area, and their activities and publications have been documented. For more information, please contact Susan Saltzman at ssaltzman@chemheritage.org