Friday, June 20, 2008

Did You Know Companies That Report Sustainability Data Enjoy Higher Gross Margins?

According to a recent report, “The Food, Beverage, and Consumer products Industry - Achieving Superior Financial Performance in a Challenging Economy - 2008,” from Grocery Manufacturers Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers, “companies that report sustainability data generally experience higher gross margins and return on sales, higher return on assets, and stronger cash flow and rising shareholder return.”

Specifically, the report notes that investment decisions and operational improvements associated with adopting sustainable practices could be responsible for the higher margins.

Click here to read the whole story on Environmental Leader.

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