CR Index 2012: Sector Reports

Through the CR Index, companies report on key environmental and social issues their organisations are facing. Based on 2011-12 responses, BITC has produced the following sector reports.

Each of these reports discusses the risks and opportunities facing business over the past two years and highlights pockets of exellence from companies addressing those challenges.

Construction and Materials A diverse sector, which includes construction companies and related services, as well as extractive industries. Issues relating to waste, water, supply chain, youth unemployment and health & safety are among the key social and environmental concerns for the sector. Download Report
Financial Services Made up of high street banks, insurance companies and other speciality finance firms. Index participants have identified rebuilding public trust, responsible investment and talent management as the key areas for the sector.


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Food and Beverage Companies producing packaged foods, dairy products, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and tobacco form the Food and Beverage sector. The sector faces challenges around sustainable innovation, responsible marketing, water, supply chain and sustainable agriculture. Download Report
Retail A broad range of retailers use the CR Index. Key issues identified for the sector include influencing consumer behaviour, promoting healthy lifestyles, waste management and supply chain management. Download Report
Utilities Utility providers, operating in a highly regulated environment, have identified influencing customer behaviour, supporting vulnerable customers, waste management, a shortage of skills and assuring the affordable supply of energy and water as their key issues. Download Report
Industrial Goods The UK manufacturing exports to non-EU markets reached a record high in 2011. Despite this companies in the Industrial Goods sector face challenges around a widening skills gap, waste, emissions and energy, resources, procurement and product development

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