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THE GOOD NEWS: Trucost Announces 2014 Natural Capital Leaders

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
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Trucost and the GreenBiz Group recently published the Natural Capital Leaders Index of 2014. The index recognizes the leading company of each industry in two categories: Natural Capital Efficiency (best use of natural capital to generate revenue) and Natural Capital Decoupling (increasing revenue while decreasing natural capital impacts).

"The Natural Leaders index is designed to recognize natural capital leadership -- and in addition, break new ground by identifying those companies that are truly 'moving the needle' by decoupling growth from natural capital impact."

Among the companies recognized are: PG&E, Kimberly-Clark, Ford Motor Company, eBay, and a number of others. Recognition of the progress made by these companies goes a long way in making this behavior the norm. Check out the rankings with the links below.

2014 Natural Capital Leaders (Trucost) 

Natural Capital Leaders Index 2014 Methodology (Trucost)

A Framework for Thinking Ethically (Markkula Center for Applied Ethics)

 

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Brendan said on Feb 14, 2014
It is common practice at many companies to have different badge colors to differentiate between the types of people 'on campus' - primarily it is a security element - certain badge colors that indicate joint-venture partners, auditors, etc. shouldn't be included in some meetings. In the last 20 years, it also serves as a tool to help the company differentiate contractors from employees, as the lawsuits at the close of the 20th century pointed out that contractors and employees are working under different agreements and that contractors are expected to not participate in some types of corporate activities. I believe it was at Apple that things really blew up in California and some contractors were awarded monies when they demonstrated that indeed they were treated exactly like employees (same meetings, same work, same hours, same expectations) but did not receive the same benefits. - Like - 1 person likes this.
Patrick Coutermarsh said on Feb 14, 2014
I agree, there are a lot of times where it makes sense to have different classes of employees. What's your take on having different tiers of employees despite them all doing the same job? [comments refer to previous story: "Kellogg: Is the two tiered system ethically problematic?"] - Like
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