Transportation and logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has published a report disclosing key metrics on its sustainability achievements. The report is based on standards set by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. SASB is an independent, nonprofit standard-setting organization that develops and maintains reporting standards enabling member companies to identify, manage and communicate financially material sustainability information.
The sustainability report is a first for the Lowell, Arkansas-based company. It provides preliminary targets for improvement and a road map for advancing the company’s efforts over the next 15 years, according to a news release.
“J.B. Hunt understands the importance of providing additional information around environmental, social and corporate governance topics to help stakeholders appreciate how we are managing certain risks,” said John Roberts, J.B. Hunt president and chief executive officer. “In conjunction with that effort and based on feedback from many of our key stakeholders, J.B. Hunt is proud to have made available a report using the SASB framework and to be one of the first companies to provide such a report in our industry group.”
Available at the J.B. Hunt website, the report provides data on greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, driver working conditions, and accident and safety management for 2019, as well as short-term and long-term strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving driver health.
J.B. Hunt said it is the first company in its business sector to provide sustainability disclosures that apply SASB’s road transportation standards.