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Social Standards: Measuring and Reporting Corporate Social Performance

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The relevance of sustainability in decision making has increased dramatically since its first appearance through the World Commission on Environment and Development in the Bruntland Report (World Commission, 1987). ‘Satisfy our present needs without compromising the needs of future generations’ is a definition we hear again and again in conferences, articles and books. But what exactly does it mean to be sustainable? And how can we prove that a corporation is being sustainable?Although few answers are forthcoming, organizations are becoming more precise every day in defining not only what is sustainable, but also what will lead to sustainability.Corporate Reputation Review (2000) 3, 145–163; doi:10.1057/palgrave.crr.1540109

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2000-04-01

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