CoreCivic has released its annual ESG Report this week, highlighting five year outcomes of unprecedented reentry commitments made in 2014. The report is CoreCivic's second ESG effort, having released the industry's first ESG Report in 2019. The document also reviews the impact of CoreCivic's operations on society and environment, human rights, and how the company is managing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The report can be found at HERE.
"Five years ago I delivered a speech to employees, sharing my reentry vision for CoreCivic," said Damon Hininger, president and chief executive officer. "I am pleased that this report shows how we were able to meet or exceed those goals, while making significant progress elsewhere. It provides a transparent look at how we are helping people reintegrate into their communities, and how we are making those communities stronger as a good corporate citizen."
Among the noteworthy achievements highlighted in the 2019 report:
- Educational Services - CoreCivic reported 23,328 industry recognized certifications (IRCs), exceeding its goal by two percent. The Company reported 7,338 high school equivalency (HSE) diplomas, falling short of its five-year goal by 2 percent.
- Treatment and Behavioral Programs - CoreCivic reported an 83 percent program completion rate, exceeding its five-year goal of 75 percent.
- Victim Impact Programming - CoreCivic reported a total of 3,283 program completions, exceeding its five-year goal of 2,300.
- Reentry Services – CoreCivic reported that the Go Further Reentry Journal program grew by 98 percent over last year with 6,229 completions.
- Chaplaincy and Religious Services – CoreCivic reported that 721 individuals completed the Threshold Program, falling short of the target of 975. The program is designed to help people improve relationships and decision-making within a faith-based or secular context.
Additionally, CoreCivic's ESG report details the Company's Human Rights Risk Assessment conducted in 2019 under the United Nations Guiding Principles reporting framework. The risk assessment is an industry first and helps identify opportunities to improve the protection and promotion of human rights in CoreCivic operations.
Other areas covered by the report include green design and sustainable energy, corporate governance, quality assurance, supplier diversity, charitable giving, ethics, training, and employee engagement.