Class of 2006: Industry Report Cards on Environment and Social Responsibility
UNEP invited business initiatives and industry associations to prepare sectoral Report Cards for discussions on 'Industrial Development' at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD14) in May 2006. This process, involving business and industry associations contributing 30 Report Cards, builds on the 22 industry sector reports prepared for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). The publication presents the Report Cards in four clusters of sectors: extractive industries, manufacturing industries, services and infrastructure. Each presents an update by industry on progress made towards sustainable development and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation since 2002. An overview chapter by UNEP provides an initial assessment and suggests next steps for a multistakeholder dialogue and process leading to ongoing discussions at CSD15 on industrial development and business responsibility.