April 18, 2012
Create, Grow, Sustain 2012 Report
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Business Roundtable’s 2012 Sustainability Report — Create, Grow, Sustain — now in its fifth year, features narratives from 126 CEOs on how their companies are leading the way with solutions to make the U.S. economy more sustainable while also driving economic growth and job creation. From sustainable supply chain and water management to energy efficiency and the use of cutting-edge technology, sustainable business practices are ingrained into the fabric of each featured company’s business practices. America’s CEOs are committed to addressing sustainability in innovative ways to help create jobs, grow the U.S. economy, and sustain and enhance the quality of life on our planet for generations to come.
Hear from some of our member CEOs about their recent sustainability efforts and contributions to this year's report:
You can click on the image below or click here to download a PDF of the 2012 report. You can also click through the links below to view previous years' reports to see how our member companies are continuing to commit their resources to creating, growing and sustaining a sustainable future.
- Innovating Sustainability 2011 Report
- Enhancing Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future 2010 Report
- Enhancing Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future 2009 Report
For more information on how Business Roundtable members are succeeding in their sustainability efforts, you can view below or click here to download our "Sustainability by the Numbers" document, as well as view CEO testimonials below.
All of these initiatives underscore our commitment to the idea that in the era of the mobile Internet, innovation and sustainability go hand in hand — providing the infrastructure for better lives and stronger communities.Randall L. Stephenson,
Chairman & CEO, AT&T Inc.
Our employees continue to find new and better ways to enhance our environmental performance, which benefits our communities as well as our business.W. James McNerney,
Chairman, President & CEO, Boeing Company, The
I am very proud of the work of my 70,000 colleagues, whose dedication and ingenuity continue to advance our sustainability agenda.Gary W. Loveman,
Chairman, President & CEO, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caterpillar makes sustainable progress possible by supplying energy solutions for a demanding world. Increasing efficiencies, reducing waste and profitably growing the business creates value for our customers, investors, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders.Douglas R. Oberhelman,
Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
We are committed to our core value of protecting the planet, as it unlocks opportunities that are good for the environment, good for people and good for business.Andrew N. Liveris,
Chairman & CEO, Dow Chemical Company, The
In the tradition of Joseph Eaton, our company will continue to develop the technology and innovative solutions to meet global demand for safe, reliable and sustainable power.Alexander M. Cutler,
Chairman & CEO, Eaton
Our world faces an enormous challenge: providing energy for economic growth and improved standards of living while addressing the environmental impacts that come with energy production and use. Energy is crucial to enabling economies to create, grow and sustain.Rex W. Tillerson,
Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation
GE is committed to being a leader in resource efficiency — not just in traditional clean tech areas like electric vehicles, wind and solar, but also in resource-intensive industries like oil and gas production and mining. Over the coming decades, innovation will transform these important industries, and ecomagination will help lead the way.Jeffrey R. Immelt,
Chairman & CEO, General Electric Company
Environmental responsibility is important to our long-term growth. Being a steward of the environment ensures economic sustainability for our shareowners and employees, and it enables continued development of products to meet the demands of an expanding global economy.David M. Cote,
Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
MasterCard is committed to sustainability by respecting and preserving the environment in our daily activities and in how we work with others.Ajay Banga,
President and CEO, MasterCard
At McGraw-Hill our approach to environmental sustainability is an embedded part of our business strategy reflected throughout our operations as well as our products.Harold McGraw III,
Chairman, President & CEO, McGraw Hill Financial
We improve billions of lives every day. We know we can improve even more lives if we reach people with products and services they need and want. We also know that we must achieve this growth sustainably and responsibly.Robert A. McDonald,
Chairman, President and CEO, Procter & Gamble Company, The
State Farm strives to be a corporate leader through integrating financially sound, socially responsible and sustainable business practices. This is the essence of our ‘a good neighbor is a green neighbor’ philosophy.Edward B. Rust, Jr.,
Chairman & CEO, State Farm Insurance Companies
We feel as if we have been sustainability pioneers at Walmart, and our goal is to lead both in the difference that we make and in how we make that difference.Michael T. Duke,
President and CEO, Walmart
We’re always in pursuit of the triple bottom line: activities that are good for our customers, good for our company and good for the planet.Ursula M. Burns,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation