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FY22 Sustainability Function Benchmark

Members of Manufacturers Alliance participated in this survey, and the results show the top challenges these professionals face, along with reporting frequency and committee composition.

Key Findings

  • Majority have filed annual sustainability reports – 63% of companies have filed two or more reports, while 14% are working on their first report. 
  • A third of companies have internal sustainability audit programs – 31% of companies have an internal program for sustainability audits, with most of them performing annual audits. 
  • Most companies report activities quarterly – 42% of sustainability functions report activities to the Board of Directors quarterly while 31% report it twice annually. 
  • Sustainability committees are not new for most – 92% of companies have had their sustainability committee for more than 2 years. 
  • Almost a third of sustainability functions report to legal – 25% of sustainability functions report to the head of legal, 14% to operations, and 11% to EHS. 
  • Two thirds of companies have 1-3 employees at the plant supporting sustainability – 64% have 1-3 employees per plant supporting sustainability efforts and 28% have support at plant level. 

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