Non-Reporters Face Increased Scrutiny, Says New UNEP Report.

The number of companies that issue environmental performance reports is growing and will continue to do so, but legislation may be the ultimate answer to the "free rider" problem created by the far more numerous non-reporting companies.

That’s the conclusion of The Non-Reporting Report, produced by UK consulting firm SustainAbility Ltd. for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Some 32 organisations from Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, have also asked the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to “bring much stronger pressure to bear on their members to begin reporting by the end of 2000.

” They ask the ICC to “publicly drop” any corporate signatories to the ICC Business Charter for Sustainable Development that have not produced an environmental, social, or sustainable development report by the end of 2000.

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