Sustainability reporting and accounting

Overview
 
There is increasing pressure from stock exchanges, investors and governments for organisations to undertake sustainability reporting as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and transparency initiatives, on either a mandatory or voluntary basis.
 
This entails producing regular sustainability reports with transparent accounting for financial as well as environmental, social and governance performance, in compliance with international standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. We can help you disclose the information necessary to provide a complete and reliable picture of value beyond the bottom line, appreciating manufactured, intellectual, human, social and natural capital as well as financial capital.
 
Added value

We work with our clients to develop comprehensive sustainability reports and put in place robust data collection and sustainability accounting systems, producing engaging visual outputs tailored to your desired audience. We can help you align your reporting with global standards such as GRI and SASB, as well as providing impartial third-party assurance of sustainability reports.
We partner with you to set the appropriate scope and boundaries of your sustainability reporting, determining what is material to your business and ensuring the inclusiveness, relevance, completeness and accuracy of your reported information.

Our team can support you to:
  • determine sustainability reporting requirements (e.g. to GRI standards);
  • understand how the six capitals (financial, manufactured, intellectual, human, social and natural) apply to your organisation;
  • design and produce bespoke sustainability reports and infographics;
  • perform materiality and sustainability risk analysis;
  • develop appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);
  • implement data collection and sustainability accounting systems;
  • analyse data and KPIs for inclusion in annual reports;
  • provide data analysis, assurance and auditing of sustainability reports;
  • perform stakeholder engagement and consultation;
  • create communications plans for all reporting requirements;
  • benchmark performance against peers (e.g. FTSE4good, CDP, GRESB).