710, 2014

Reporting sustainability in your annual report

By |October 7th, 2014|CSR, ESG, Sustainability Reporting, Uk Companies Act|2 Comments

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Written by Richard Hollins

This is the first in a series of posts that will help you explain your company’s sustainability approach in your annual report. This post considers the basics – why sustainability reporting is important and the areas of the strategic report where you should reflect your sustainability practices. Future posts will look in […]

806, 2014

Why should companies be thinking about how they address their reporting requirements?

By |June 8th, 2014|Sustainability Reporting, Uk Companies Act|0 Comments

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2013 was somewhat of a bumper year for reporting and now is the time for organisations to start thinking about how to adapt.

We have seen changes in the key international frameworks that provide guidance on reporting: GRI has issued its new guidance G4; the Integrated Reporting Council published their draft framework; […]

2106, 2013

Strategic report and the new environmental reporting guidelines

By |June 21st, 2013|Sustainability Reporting|0 Comments

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New environmental reporting guidelines and draft reporting regulations published replacing the ‘business review’ with a ‘strategic report’ The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013 and the new environmental reporting guidelines

Mandatory reporting on non financial information continues to grow in the UK. New regulations are being introduced designed to increase the accountability […]

2905, 2013

Non-financial/sustainability reporting: from legal risk to reputational enhancement

By |May 29th, 2013|Sustainability Reporting|0 Comments

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2013 is the year for non-financial reporting, with a wave of legislation and best practice guidance. Legislation includes updates for the UK ‘quoted companies’ on human rights, diversityand Green-House Gas reporting, and an EU proposal for a directive. Best practice guidance includes the long anticipated International Integrated Reporting Council’s consultation draft, and the Global Reporting […]

1505, 2013

5 Reasons for lawyers to be involved in sustainability reporting

By |May 15th, 2013|Sustainability, Sustainability Reporting|0 Comments

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There is a steady increase in law suits investigating statements made in their sustainability reports. The recent BP oil spill case is a good example of this, where the ‘sustainability’ statements of their report was scrutinized
Attorney-client privilege should shield disclose of draft sustainability reports and communications involving lawyers advice, allowing transparent and honest communications in […]