Written in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 Guidelines Core option, Southwire recently launched its third report. This interactive, online update on the progress of Southwire’s sustainability commitments features the company’s management approach, goals and advancement in its most significant, or “material,” sustainability topics. The report update also highlights examples of how Southwire is strengthening its focus in these key areas.
Southwire had launched its first GRI report as an overview of its progress for the year 2014, further supporting its strong allegiance to transparency surrounding the company's sustainability initiative. Southwire's report for 2016 features not only updates on the company’s 13 identified material topics, but launches a revitalized brand and an updated set of goals for 2021.
The new brand provides a captivating visual representation of how all five of core tenets integrate to form commitment to sustainability. Behind the brand are a new set of goals which will help guide us toward more significant advancements on our journey to best-in-class sustainability practices..
As referenced in the report, 2016 yielded positive growth for Southwire, highlighted by strong business results, the creation of a clear business strategy under its new leadership and a steadfast commitment to its communities. A key highlight for the company was its marked progress in the area of safety.
Some of Southwire’s other notable accomplishments for 2016, within its tenets of sustainability, include the successful acquisition and integration of United Copper Industries and Sumner Manufacturing; the development and launch of several innovative, award-winning products and record volunteer efforts through Project GIFT, the company’s non-profit employee initiative.