Anvil Knitwear Wins Best First Time Report at Ceres ACCA North American Awards
Anvil Knitwear, New York, received Best First Time Report for its CSR Report for the North American competition sponsored by Ceres and the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) at the Ceres conference in Oakland, California. Anvil's report is available here.
"Anvil Knitwear's first sustainability report demonstrates the company's commitment to the integration of sustainability into its business model," said Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres. "The company's compelling web-based report candidly describes key challenges facing the company and its industry."
Caterina Conti, Anvil Knitwear's executive vice president and head of sustainability, said, "It was by creating this report that we truly came to understand our company in a way we never had before. It helped us to be more transparent with each other, with our customers and with ourselves. Above all it made Anvil a better company, and every one of us better managers."
The Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting aims to recognize and encourage exemplary reporting on sustainability performance by corporations and other organizations across the United States, Canada and Mexico. As sponsors of the annual awards program, Ceres and ACCA believe that recognizing best practice in sustainability disclosure is crucial to driving improvements in sustainability performance; that reporting motivates benchmarking, learning and goal-setting; and builds an accountability mechanism for internal and external stakeholders—as well as a platform for engagement.
Of the 98 sustainability reports from companies and organizations submitted this year, 17 reports were short-listed and an independent panel of expert judges met in January 2011 to select the award winners. Anvil Knitwear joined Ceres and adopted its principles in 2007.
Anvil Knitwear is a leading manufacturer of sportswear and accessories, with a proven record in engaging in responsible business practices. In addition to sustainable apparel, Anvil Knitwear focuses on consumer education via interactive platforms, including TrackMyT.com, which chronicles the life cycle of a T-shirt from seed to store. Anvil Knitwear's CSR Report was created with the assistance of The Betty Cortina Agency and AgencyNet, Anvil Knitwear's interactive agency.
For more information, visit www.anvilknitwear.com.