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Novus's Sustainability Report Awarded B-Check

by 5m Editor
9 August 2011, at 8:57am

US - Novus International, Inc. announces publication of its 2010 Sustainability Report, which documents and measures the company's comprehensive social, environmental and economic sustainability programme globally.

Entitled Innovation With Integrity, the Sustainability Report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework, and has been awarded the Level B-Check rating by GRI.

The GRI is a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework used by more than 5,000 companies globally. The rating measures the extent, accountability and transparency of the information and key performance indicators reported by participating companies. GRI focuses on disclosure of environmental, social and governance performance.

Thad Simons, President and CEO of Novus, said: "Reporting and accountability are key elements of our strategy for sustainable growth, so we are very pleased to achieve the GRI Level B-Check with our third annual sustainability report. Significant progress is being made toward our Mission of sustainably meeting the growing global needs for nutrition and health."

Novus's sustainability programme is focused on forging stronger links between performance, food safety, the environment and animal well-being – market drivers that are shared by urban and rural communities worldwide. In achieving GRI Level B-Check, Novus reports sustainability performance in the areas of social, economic, environmental, human rights and product responsibility.

Mr Simons added: "Accountable sustainability is a strong contributor of value to our customers in the 90+ countries of Novus's global footprint. We have moved from a Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to a deeper, integrated sustainability approach that is based on the triple bottom line principles of social, environmental and economic sustainability. I see this integrated approach to sustainability as the new 'business as usual'."

Joyce Cacho, PhD, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novus, commented: "Novus is a trailblazer in demonstrating the business case for social, environmental and economic sustainability.

"By rising to the challenge of integrating these three pillars of sustainability, Novus is bringing greater awareness to internal stakeholders, customers and communities so that the combined impact is stronger than focusing on only one of the components."

To download the 2010 Sustainability Report, Innovation with Integrity, click here.