Sustainability report 2012
This Achievement Report sets out our performance against indicators from the three pillars of sustainability (environmental, economic and social) for the last year as well as our improvement objectives for the coming year. It measures our accomplishments and impacts on sustainability issues for a 12 month period from January to December 2012. Our monitoring and reporting methodology is in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines.
2012 was a good year for Brook Lyndhurst. We were able to recover from a difficult 2011 financial year and meet our environmental and social objectives. We have continued to make improvements to our measuring and monitoring systems.
We believe that our key achievements in 2012 were:
- Decreasing our transport and office energy-related GHG emissions;
- Encouraging employees to sharpen their research skills by offering them more high-quality formal training; and
- Returning to a pre-2011 level gross turnover and being able to bring two new employees on board as a result.
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