Target setting

In the survey, we have examined whether companies reported on measurable, objective and accountable targets in the following areas:

  • Energy;
  • Greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Circular economy and resources;
  • Occupational health;
  • Employee development programmes;
  • Compliance and Society.

Percentage of companies setting CSR targets

% Companies that set CSR targets

63%

Greenhouse gas emissions

43%

Energy

40%

Circular economy and resources

36%

Compliance and Society

32%

Occupational health

43%

Employee development programmes

Very few organisations communicate their targets on all topics at the same time. In general, targets were most commonly reported for 3–4 different areas.

Target setting analysis by sector

Industry sector

Consumer Staples
Industrials
Utilities
Consumer Discretionary
Financials
Energy

Average level of communicating CSR targets

58%
51%
49%
38%
36%
27%

Industry sector | Average level of communicating CSR targets

Consumer Staples | 58%
Industrials | 51%
Utilities | 49%
Consumer Discretionary | 38%
Financials | 36%
Energy | 27%