Ceres Principles

Ceres Principles

Ten rules guiding the investment practices of the Ceres, a nonprofit whose members include both investors and environmental organizations. The Ceres Principles require one to make investment decisions that minimize risk to the environment and promote sustainable use of natural resources. They were originally called the Valdez Principles because they were written in 1989 following the Exxon Valdez disaster.
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As a senior consultant at Sustainable Business Strategies, Savitz assists companies to assess, design, develop and implement sustainability programs from vision to reporting including policies, procedures and programs related to human rights, supply chain management, HIV/AIDS, political contributions, environmental, health and safety management and compliance, community and investor relations, codes of conduct, and international and national standards and guidelines including the United Nations Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, the CERES principles, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and the McBride principles.
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Formed in 1989, Ceres created the Ceres Principles, a pioneering 10-point code of corporate environmental conduct that led to widespread adoption of environmental principles by corporations worldwide.
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By endorsing the CERES Principles were are publicly affirming our environmental commitment amd committing to accountability for our performance.
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