Making smart, sustainable choices

Posted on March 19, 2012

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Some call it sustainability. Others use the term corporate social responsibility. The financial world prefers “ESG” (Environmental Social Governance).

No matter what you call it, more people are interested in how companies manage their business for positive economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Sharing plans and progress

People are increasingly using this data to make investment decisions, for example:

  • 66% of companies reported an increasing number of investor inquiries on sustainability, according to a 2011 survey conducted by Ernst & Young and GreenBiz Group.
  • In the second half of 2010, 5,000 unique customers accessed more than 50 million ESG indicators through Bloomberg’s terminals, a leading source of investor information.

More companies are responding to the call for data. Corporate Register tracks sustainability reporting and found just 26 reports in 1992. In 2010 that number reached 5,711 reports.

Tellabs recently shared key achievements in our 2011 corporate responsibility report.

Keep moving ahead

You will likely never hear a company claim this: “We are now sustainable enough.” Because sustainability is a journey, not a destination.

Sustainability covers everything from greenhouse gas emissions to conflict minerals to ethical governance, and each area presents many opportunities for innovation. We can always improve.

You can learn more about Tellabs’ sustainability efforts on our website. Please contact corporate.responsibility@tellabs.com with any questions or comments.

This post also appeared today on Tellabs blog.

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