ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced the publication of its 2013 Sustainability Report. The report, which is available online, provides a progress update on the previous year’s successes and highlights upcoming sustainability goals and objectives.
Among its major achievements for 2013: IHS was named for the first time to the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index. The company also exceeded its goal of 10,000 colleague volunteer hours, with nearly 16,000 total hours shared in the communities it serves.
In related news, Newsweek today ranked IHS 20th on its “Green Rankings 2014” list of the top 500 US companies that are generating the most revenue with the least amount of environmental impact. To see the magazine’s rankings of “green” companies go to http://www.newsweek.com/green/americas-greenest-companies-2014.
“At IHS, we strive to embed a philosophy of sustainability into everything that we do,” said Scott Key, IHS president and CEO. “It means creating a great place to work, being the best company we can be and making a positive difference globally and in the 31 countries where IHS colleagues live and work.”
“We are in a unique position at IHS because we have the ability to define and execute on sustainability in a way that no other company can by combining our expertise and commercial solutions with our own internal corporate sustainability efforts,” said Jane Okun Bomba, senior vice president, chief sustainability, investor relations and communications officer for IHS. “Every day, we help our customers and clients to minimize risk and drive operational excellence and innovation, enabling their own sustainability and long-term viability.”
The report details the measurable ways in which 8,000 IHS colleagues directly shape a sustainable culture by engaging in community outreach activities and in giving back through volunteering and team-driven community improvement efforts. New elements to the IHS sustainability program added in 2013, included a materiality analysis, goal setting and commitments across the business, as well as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) mapping. These new elements lend insight and transparency into how sustainability is embedded within IHS and throughout the company’s culture.
For the most reader-friendly experience, IHS recommends viewing the report content online at www.ihs.com/sustainability-report. A PDF of the online content is also available at this website.
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IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs more than 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.
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