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SBC Member Commitments

A member must seek to actively demonstrate business leadership in sustainable business and will commit to support the work of the SBC through making available in-house competence and appropriate human resources. Members must share a commitment to the balanced pursuit of economic growth, ecological integrity and social progress and work towards achieving the outcomes listed in the SBC's Statement on Principles for Sustainable Development.

In addition, but not limited to, each member is required to:

a) produce a sustainable development report, integrated report or public account demonstrating that member's progress on environmental, social and economic performance within 2 years of becoming a member;

b) participate in at least one SBC initiative every two years;

c) have the Chief Executive or director of that member, or a direct report to the Chief Executive, to attend at least one SBC meeting in each calendar year;

d) prior to providing the SBC with a sustainable development report, integrated report or public account, members will provide SBC with an annual summary on that member's progress and plans in implementing sustainable business practices, including the areas covered by SBC projects;

e) respond to any reasonable and relevant request for information from the Advisory Board that is not commercially sensitive;

f) begin to measure and report to the SBC on that member's carbon footprint, within two years of becoming a member;

g) report to the SBC on that member's plan to reduce its carbon intensity within three years of becoming a member;

h) report to the SBC on that member's process for procuring sustainably within three years of becoming a member.