Stakeholder Input

A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report

Seventh Generation values transparency and treasures our strong, award-winning commitment to sustainability reporting. Continuing our tradition of demonstrating leadership in this area, we are early adopters of the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 standard. This report covering 2013 contains Standard Disclosures from the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for the Core Level. STA KEHOLDER INPUT A stakeholder review team of NGO, business and internal experts convened by Ceres in June 2014 provided invaluable feedback and greatly strengthened the quality of this report. We appreciate the insights the team provided and have incorporated many of them in this report and added others to our priorities for coming years. Strengths noted included the use of the new GRI G4 standards, examples of collaboration within the industry, linking financial incentives and sustainability goals, and commitment to advocacy. The team provided this helpful feedback: • Commended Seventh Generation for reporting against the G4 standard but asked that the description of the materiality process be clarified. Explanation added, full suite of issues chapter 6 | reporting considered provided, and ranking terminology streamlined. • Requested an explanation of the company’s low ranking for water and the lack of emphasis on human and labor rights in the supply chain. Water explanation added. Seventh Generation will address supply chain social issues more fully in the near-term. • Suggested additional explanation on the company’s GHG emissions goal, recycled content of paper products, and definition of sustainable sourcing. Added. • Recommended a third-party certification approach to ingredient safety and more detail on the company’s internal ingredient standards. Detail added. • Applauded Seventh Generation’s approach to tying sustainability goals to financial incentives and asked the company to share related insights. This section was not expanded due to report length but the company may provide more detail in the future. • Urged more transparency on the company’s approach to ensuring social standards in its supply chain and asked that the Supplier Code of Conduct be published on the website. Code will be published later in 2014 and next year’s report will have more detail on our supply chain. Reporting


A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report
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