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NAT.A01.EC Group-Wide Sustainability Strategy
Does the company have group-wide targets on key sustainability topics for the most material parts of its value chain?

About the data

This metric was designed by The World Benchmarking Alliance, more information can be found here. Sources and Alignments for each indicator can be found here as well as the scoring guidelines here

The World Benchmarking Alliance's Nature Benchmark measures and ranks the world's most influential companies on their efforts to protect our environment and its biodiversity.

This metric relates to the Indicator: The company has sustainability objectives and targets embedded in its strategy and business model.

Rationale: A corporate sustainability strategy prioritizes and embeds sustainability objectives and targets and helps the company to deliver on key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It facilitates the company's ability to adapt and change through forward planning, increasing its resilience, managing risks and protecting workers, the company and society at large.

WBA analysed all publicly available group-level disclosure in English on the applicable group website, which was predominantly annual reports and sustainability reports. Draft assessments were then sent to each company inviting them to provide feedback. This feedback could include additional publicly available group disclosure published. These were then reviewed and finalised. Final assessments were then shared with each company before being published online.

For this metric the company must have time-bound and measurable targets for at least six of the following key sustainability topics:

• biological alterations/interferences

• water use, water pollutants

• disturbances

• soil pollutants

• terrestrial ecosystem use

• solid waste

• marine ecosystem use

• non-GHG air pollutants

• freshwater ecosystem use

• GHG emissions

The key sustainability topics must cover the most material parts of the company's value chain, including their own operations, as well as upstream or downstream operations.

Value Type
Not Applicable
Research Policy
Designer Assessed
Report Type
Aggregate Data Report