Environment - Organisations

In their “sustainability reports” big corporations frequently make use of indicators proposed by the “Global reporting Initiative” (GRI). These indicators are highly questionable, as they often require in the environmental field an indication of a total amount (energy, materials, pollutants) per year which cannot be reasonably compared with data from other companies. Such comparisons can only be made on the basis of equal processes and, respectively, reference parameters, e.g. using energy intensity in the production of one ton of cement. it is very encouraging that such considerations have found their way into the recently revised iso standard 14031 “environmental performance evaluation”.