06 Mar '12, 1pm

The 10 best practices for sustainability reporting

The 10 best practices for sustainability reporting

Whether producing their first or their fifteenth sustainability report, many companies still struggle with how to create a credible report that supports the company business strategy, while effectively controlling the labor and costs associated with report development. At a workshop recently hosted by ERM, 20 of the world's leading companies came together to share their strategies. Here's the top 10 list that emerged: 1. Focus on Material Issues: To determine priority issues, most companies employ a standard materiality process, consistent with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines . The formality and rigor of this process varied considerably from company to company. For first-time reporters, this process typically requires a robust issues review and structured stakeholder engagement process. In subsequent years, assuming no major organizational changes or exter...

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