Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

a family of accounting standards addressing various aspects of environmental management; provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance



We are committed to reporting in alignment with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), two of the world’s most widely used and recognized sustainability reporting frameworks. As the first U.S.-certified GRI training partner we fully support reporting in accordance with the GRI Guidelines and use it to fulfill our annual UNGC Communication on Progress commitment.

Our Commitment to the UNGC

BrownFlynn is committed to the belief that by doing good and doing well for our clients, as well as society as a whole, we will win. The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) embody this belief and, therefore, we are in full support of the UNGC and its mission.

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses


Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Principle 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labor
Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies


Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

GRI Content Index

Our GRI Content Index provides a description of all GRI Indicators and Profile Disclosures and their location within this report, if applicable. Click here for a complete version of BrownFlynn’s GRI Content Index.

The report has been prepared according to the GRI Guidelines at Application Level B. Click here to review the official Application Level B Check Statement from GRI.

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Our Clients

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas (TKE)

BrownFlynn worked with TKE to create the Motion. Movement. Momentum. strategy. We applied cutting edge technology for TKE’s “Create a Cab” tablet interface for customers to visualize elevator designs and TKE’s latest energy efficiency features.

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