We developed Reporting Matters in partnership with Radley Yeldar to improve the effectiveness of corporate sustainability reporting.
Every year, we analyze sustainability reports from our member companies against a set of comprehensive indicators. We offer individual feedback sessions for each member to provide personalized feedback about how and where to do better – and where to keep up the good work. We also compile results to provide an overview of reporting trends and showcase good practices in the annual Reporting matters publication.
Companies face considerable pressure to produce sustainability reports from a range of stakeholders. On one hand, there are mounting disclosure requirements from regulators and investors. On the other hand, a variety of other stakeholder groups expect companies to disclose meaningful sustainability information. Companies often invest considerable time and money into sustainability reports, but they don’t always capture the full benefit of sharing meaningful information. Reporting Matters is designed to help.
The corporate reporting landscape is becoming increasingly complex. Different countries and organizations are introducing new standards, revised frameworks and overlapping initiatives. Plus, different stakeholder groups are demanding different information in various formats. Companies who clearly understand how to navigate this landscape are better positioned to meet these varied needs.
Reporting Matters helps members realize the value of reporting by showing how forward-thinking companies use the reporting process to drive change inside their businesses, while effectively meeting their stakeholders’ needs.
Each year, we review the fullest source of sustainability information from each member. Our annual publication showcases trends over time and shares good practice examples. In addition, we host feedback sessions to give members personalized, practical feedback on how to further improve their reports.