Recognizing the importance of adherence to the highest global standards of modern and responsible business, JGL published its seventh Sustainable Development Report providing an overview of its economic, environmental and social business in 2014. In the Report, covering a whole range of actions and activities of the company, and all company relationships, JGL adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines for the first time.
A three-person commission of the Management Board of the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development determined that the Report was made in accordance with the requirements of the G4 guidelines core option. The commission said: "The first JGL sustainability report was created in accordance with the G4 guidelines and it is excellently prepared, moderate in size, amount and the manner of presenting information, making it particularly transparent, balanced and credible. This is one of the better sustainability reports published this year in Croatia. We congratulate JGL on its great efforts and we are looking forward to new results and success stories to read about in the following report."
A written and visual message of the "Sea is alive" national project under perennial financial sponsorship and with the help of JGL is spread through the Report. Maja Novosel, PhD, the leader of the above-mentioned project and president of the society says in the Report: "The mission of the Ecological Research Society PAKS is to develop awareness of the fact that our sea is alive. Thank you, JGL, for recognizing the importance of these actions and for supporting us for full five years. We sincerely wish you a calm sea in the years to come." The illustrations that enrich the Report are a part of the awarded works by Croatian schoolchildren, created as part of the national competition in 2014.
Thanks to the extreme dedication of its employees, JGL received two CRS Index awards in the area of corporate social responsibility for the category of large companies during 2014 - for the results and activities for the year 2012 in April, and for the results achieved in 2013 in December.
Ivo Usmiani, President of JGL's Board of Directors, says in the introduction of the Report: "With responsible management and employee commitment, JGL will continue to do business in an environmentally friendly manner. Additionally, technical security and protection of our stakeholders' health are our set goals, starting from the beginning with product development onwards. Environment protection and natural resources preservation will still remain high on our priority list, and we will strive to remain a reliable and responsible member of the community where we live and work, trusting that good business practice also means good deeds."
This is another opportunity to thank all the stakeholders who participated in preparing the 2014 SDR and have contributed greatly to the project that distinguishes JGL in the local, national and regional community with regard to corporate social responsibility.