St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 15, 2011
The Doe Run Company has released its second sustainability report, entitled Leading Change, highlighting how the company, as the world’s largest integrated lead producer, is delivering against its environmental, social and economic responsibilities.
The 2010 report uses the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines, as the basis for content. GRI's reporting framework is developed through a consensus-seeking, multi-stakeholder process, with the goal of encouraging transparent and balanced disclosure of information that matters most to audiences.
Given the nature of Doe Run’s business – mining and metal production – the company developed many of the stories in the 2010 report to discuss environmental efforts and performance. Readers will find stories that feature Doe Run’s proposed new lead metal processing technology, which is anticipated to significantly reduce releases to air, land and water, as well as other environmental performance improvement efforts. Other stories showcase workforce education, mine safety and community support.
“Every day, we as individuals, employees and community members must lead the change we want to see,” said Bruce Neil, president and chief executive officer of The Doe Run Company. “One way Doe Run holds itself accountable is through self reporting and sharing our efforts to operate sustainably. We strive to maintain ongoing communications with stakeholders both inside and outside the company – and this report is an important part of that process.”
GRI is a network-based organization that developed the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework. The framework sets principles and indicators organizations can use to measure, benchmark and report environmental, social and economic performance. Doe Run’s 2010 GRI report is a G3 Level C and is GRI Checked. It has been reviewed by GRI’s Report Services, which confirmed the report fulfills the requirements of a Level C and includes 10 sustainability indicators.
Doe Run’s 2010 sustainability report includes content identified as having the largest economic, environmental and social impact (both positive and negative) on its stakeholders. The company also added seven additional performance indicators for 2010, reporting above and beyond the minimum required for Level C reporting.
Doe Run’s 2010 sustainability report is available online at http://sustainability.doerun.com.
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit http://sustainability.doerun.com.
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