Do you share data about your business outside financial reporting obligations? Is the information adequate and targeted to different stakeholder groups? Providing information about efforts relating to environmental performance, supply chain integration, social responsibility and how these topics are integrated into your corporate strategy could attract new investors, generate consumer trust and enhance employee engagement. Do you offer transparent, comprehensive and accurate information about your performance, risks and opportunities and your strategy related to these areas? Doing so can also offer a useful picture of who you are and your sustainability strategy.
How credible is the information you provide in non-financial reporting? Seeking assurance of the credibility and reliability of your reported performance goes a long way to earning and maintaining stakeholder trust. This can be especially important when reporting on your impact on society at large and particularly if you need to address sensitive subjects, such as bribery, child labour and conflict minerals.Do you know how your reporting measures up to current best practices and market standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Are you sure that existing processes and controls are effective and efficient. Should you be taking an integrated reporting approach?
We work with you to gain a clear understanding of the strategic relevance of key sustainability performance areas to your specific business (materiality assessment) and identify stakeholder expectations (stakeholder engagement) using the most appropriate methodology, such as ISO26000. As a result, you’ll be better placed to respond with relevant and focused information. Assessing your current reporting model, we can check whether it’s in line with mandatory requirements and generally accepted reporting guidelines and trends, as well as benchmarking it against others in your industry. We can also gauge the quality of your non-financial reporting and help you identify areas for improvement. Based on this, we can help you create an action plan to help you move from your current position to your desired state, and beyond. That includes helping you respond to questionnaires such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), Ecovadis and Vigeo.
As an independent third party, we provide trustworthy assurance and audit confidence of the data in your non-financial reporting based upon internationally accepted auditing standards (ISAE 3000) to offer greater credibility and increase transparency toward both internal and external stakeholders. We can verify that your reporting is in line with principles such as GRI and Integrated Reporting, as well as with the Frank Dodd act regarding conflict minerals and any other regulatory reporting requirement, such as REACH, EU ETS/Carbon Emission (CO2) declaration, VAL-I-PAC, Fost Plus and sector agreements.
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