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The industrials industry is leading the development of sustainable materials and resilient and smart infrastructure to meet growing global needs. At the same time, industrial supply chains, operations, and products face growing sustainability expectations from investors, governments, and other stakeholders.

Industrials Overview


How We Work


BSR works with industrial companies at both the corporate and asset levels across environmental, social, and governance issues. Within in the industry, we are a global leader in developing sustainability strategies, managing stakeholder engagements, promoting human rights, and ensuring sustainable supply chains. In addition, we foster several large-scale and high-impact collaborations between our industry members and their corporate clients.



Our Focus


  • Climate resilience
  • Corporate collaborations 
  • Corporate responsibility governance
  • Customer and market engagement
  • Global strategy and local engagement
  • Human rights
  • Sustainable supply chains

Our Insights on Industrials

Climate Lessons from the Vehicle Industry

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Climate Lessons from the Vehicle Industry

Global automakers and other vehicle manufacturers are in one of the most carbon-intensive industries. And other companies can—and should—look to their holistic approaches to climate action.

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Three Ways to Embed Sustainability in Public-Private Partnerships for U.S. Infrastructure

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Three Ways to Embed Sustainability in Public-Private Partnerships for U.S. Infrastructure

BSR sees investing in U.S. infrastructure as a major opportunity to create employment, upgrade to climate-friendly systems, and build a transportation system fit for a low-carbon economy.

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BSR Member Spotlight: Neil Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow Chemical Company

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BSR Member Spotlight: Neil Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow Chemical Company

In the third in a blog series highlighting BSR members and their sustainability stories, we spoke with Neil Hawkins of Dow Chemical Company about the company’s 2025 sustainability goals, the importance of executive sponsorship, and the need to collaborate across corporate value chains.

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3-D Printing a More Just and Sustainable World

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3-D Printing a More Just and Sustainable World

From producing human skin to combatting rhino poaching to feeding astronauts pizzas in space, 3-D printing is driving innovation across an impressive array of applications. BSR recently published a report highlighting what it means for sustainability.

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Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc., Addresses BSR Conference 2015

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Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc., Addresses BSR Conference 2015

In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2015, Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. underlined the importance of resilience in leadership to tackle environmental and social challenges.

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Two Questions for Cummins Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger

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Two Questions for Cummins Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger

BSR Conference 2015 plenary speaker and Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger talks about resilience at his company, and the role of resilience in leadership.

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The Internet of Green Electronics

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The Internet of Green Electronics

BSR explores how five trends in the ICT sector will influence the future of green electronics.

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FIFA and Bribery in Qatar: It’s Time to Approach Corruption and Human Rights Together

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FIFA and Bribery in Qatar: It’s Time to Approach Corruption and Human Rights Together

The FIFA bribery investigation has exposed issues in the 2022 World Cup development in Qatar beyond just corruption—and highlights the opportunity for companies to make more progress by addressing corruption and human rights challenges at the same time.

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Industrials Members

  • Brookfield Renewable Partners
  • Carrier Global Corporation
  • Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc.
  • Grundfos Holding A/S
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
  • Komatsu Ltd.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Mercer International Inc.
  • Orbia
  • Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  • Schneider Electric
  • Steelcase Inc.
  • Transcontinental, Inc.
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Vinci
  • W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.

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Collaborative Initiatives on Industrials

Building Responsibly

Building Responsibly

Building Responsibly is a group of leading engineering and construction companies working together to raise the bar in promoting the rights and welfare of workers across the industry.

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Future of Fuels

Future of Fuels

A vision of commercial road freight fueled by low-carbon sustainable technology

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Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance, enable informed decision-making, and influence the future of the reporting field

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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Advancing cross-industry progress to combat modern slavery in global supply chains.

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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HERproject™

HERproject™

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Working toward a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large

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Railsponsible

Railsponsible

Railsponsible is an industry initiative focused on sustainable procurement and aims to continuously improve sustainability practices throughout the railway industry supply chain

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Responsible Luxury Initiative™

Responsible Luxury Initiative™

Advancing sustainability practices throughout all luxury industry value chains

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We Mean Business Coalition

We Mean Business Coalition

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team for Industrials

San Francisco


Paul Holdredge

Paul Holdredge

Director, Industrials and Transport

New York


Jenna Kowalevsky

Jenna Kowalevsky

Manager, Energy, Extractives, and Industrials and Human Rights

Paris


Rosa Kusbiantoro

Rosa Kusbiantoro

Associate Director

Hong Kong


Roger McElrath

Roger McElrath

Associate Director

San Francisco


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

Associate Director

Paris


Hong Kong


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


Beth Richmond

Beth Richmond

Associate Director

New York


Andrea Serra

Andrea Serra

Associate Director

New York


Aude Ucla

Aude Ucla

Associate Director

Paris


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