sustainable manufacturing

Building a sustainable business

Blog series

03/16/2022 - by Kyra Whitten

Our customers are increasingly asking us how our sustainability efforts can help enhance theirs. Through these interactions, we are seeing varying degrees of maturity in our customers’ sustainability journeys. To address common questions and challenges in these wide-ranging paths, Kyra Whitten, our VP of sustainability and president of the Flex Foundation, shares key learnings from our own journey in a multi-part blog series called “Building a sustainable business.”

 

Flex sustainability: your questions answered

Sustainability is a hot topic these days if judging by the growing number of inquiries our program office has been fielding this year. Customers want to know everything from our carbon emission reduction strategy to our labor policies to our reporting practices. Continue reading.

 

Goal setting 101 for sustainable operations

Goals and targets are the centerpiece of every corporate sustainability strategy as they guide priorities and progress. Since many of our customers and suppliers are in the early days of their sustainability journey, I would like to share some tips on how to approach goal setting. Continue reading.

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Best practices for ESG data collection

Data has always been the fuel of sustainability programs, enabling us to track performance, report to stakeholders and drive improvement. Today, ESG metrics are having their big moment as investors, customers, and employees increasingly use them as a yardstick for measuring brand value. With ESG funds drawing a record $120 billion last year, more than double 2020’s $51 billion, a lot is clearly riding on the sustainability data we have been gathering for years. Continue reading.

 

Going from sustainability strategy to reporting

Summer marks the arrival of reporting season, which typically runs from June to August and includes annual ESG/sustainability reports. As organizations disclose their sustainability performance metrics from the prior year and share their future commitments, taking a close look at best practices in ESG data disclosure is especially relevant as the next topic of our Building a sustainable business blog series. Continue reading.

 

Written by

Kyra Whitten

Vice President, Sustainability, and President, Flex Foundation

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