One of the reasons we produce our own standalone Corporate Responsibility report is to have the space to showcase the detail behind all of our good work. It is a platform for the talent and commitment of our employees; giving greater transparency that many other businesses provide in their annual report or regulatory returns.
We know that our employees are really proud of what they contribute to the organisation’s corporate responsibility footprint and how that story is told in our report. Our customers get to see a different aspect of us and investors have the chance to use key data to add to their assessment of a company’s long term sustainability and profitability.
We report our ESG scores (environmental, social and governance) on our website and following the launch of our first ever companywide CR report we have seen our overall scores improv from B to A-.
Millions around the world watched the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and were thrilled at the spectacle. But did you know that 15,000 volunteers took part, including some of our own colleagues. Volunteers were first used in the London 1948 games and it’s great to see that this tradition is still going strong.
Volunteering is a key component of our Corporate Responsibility strategy for citizenship and we know it provides benefits for the business, individual, as well as good causes for the wider community. We support our staff by giving them all one paid day to work for the charity of their choice and last year our staff clocked up over 20,000 of volunteering time. Next year we hope that it will be even more! Check out our CR report to read more about our activities.
In our recently launched 2011 Corporate Responsibility report we frame our Corporate Responsibility ambitions in terms of “having a positive impact on the world around us”.
We do this directly through our commitment to communities and indirectly with our products and services helping others to make a positive difference to their communities. From Point Carbon providing energy information to markets, to supporting responsible investors with ASSET 4 – our products help global sustainability.
Working together with all our stakeholders, we believe we can extend our positive influence across the globe using events like the World Economic Forum in Davos or the Aspen Ideas Festival to share knowledge and thought leadership
If you want to know more about our great products and services, check out the full report here.
There are a wide range of Corporate Responsibility-related risks, opportunities and impacts that we need to manage across our business. To help us prioritize the issues that are most important to us and to our stakeholders, in 2011 we conducted an initial materiality assessment.
We went through the following process:
- Reviewed best practice approaches to materiality and the approaches of our peers
- Consulted a cross-section of people from across our business to define a list of material issues and prioritize these into high, medium and low importance
- Presented a draft materiality matrix to the CR Roundtable
- Reframed and repositioned some issues to reflect the Roundtable’s feedback and produce a finalised version of the matrix This year there was no formal input from external stakeholders to our materiality assessment process.
The judgements about the relative importance of issues to stakeholders are therefore based on the knowledge of our internal issue experts. Next year we aim to involve external stakeholders more formally in the process as part of our goal to make it as robust and inclusive as possible.
This was an excerpt from our 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report. You can read more by downloading the full report.
We are extremely excited to announce the release of our brand new 2012 Fact Book, detailing our varied products, services, and important details regarding the company. From individual revenue to global growth, the Fact Book helps promote greater understanding of our collective workforce and how it spans across the globe.
Designed for investors and employees alike, the Fact Book explores the different branches of the company, and exemplifies how each branch combines to form our collective global brand. The reach of our company is wide, and the Fact Book highlights our impressive statistics. It also provides a more detailed look at our company profile, and the excellent work that we perform.
For more information about the Fact Book, download the pdf or request a printed copy and let us know what you think in the comments.
You can also learn more about Thomson Reuters by checking out our 2011 Annual Report, our Corporate Responsibility Report or watching the corporate video below: (more…)
This week saw the launch of our first global Corporate Responsibility Report looking back over our achievements in 2011.
This is an important first step on our journey to having a more sophisticated and mature approach to CR – going beyond simply reporting on our charitable and philanthropic activities.
In this report we reflect on our 4 core areas: (more…)
At Thomson Reuters, we all have a shared responsibility to do business in ways that respect, protect and benefit our customers, our employees, our communities, and our environment. This responsibility informs everything we do, both as a company and as individuals.
We are pleased to publish the Thomson Reuters 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, an important milestone on our Corporate Responsibility journey. It is the first time we have communicated company-wide performance and progress in a single, all-inclusive report.
The report looks back over 2011, highlighting our achievements and setting out aims for the coming year in several areas: (more…)