As 2012 winds down, 2013 looks to be an even more promising year for sustainability reporting. More companies are integrating corporate social responsibility within their overall corporate strategy, rather than treating it as some pesky public relations maneuver relegated to the basement office. Plenty of forces are at work: more countries are close to mandating integrated reporting (combining financial and CSR information into one report); the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is mulling even more suggested disclosures; and, at a core level, companies realize that their stakeholders are demanding more transparency about their effects on the environment and society. Information, not platitudes and pictures, reign in the best of the best CSR reports.
To that end, we list the top 10 sustainability reports of 2012 (in alphabetical order).