The Benefits of Sustainability Reporting

A sustainability report contains reliable, standardised data on a company’s social and environmental impacts, and its progress in tackling these. The report functions as a communications tool, engaging clients, investors and stakeholders. It is also an operational document, informing decision-making and improving performance. The impacts selected depend on the company’s activity, size and supply chain.

What is a sustainability report?

A sustainability report should demonstrate, with verifiable metrics, how a business is doing against its sustainability targets. The report is both a communications tool to customers, investors and other stakeholders and an operational document that informs decision-making.

‘Sustainability reporting is an organization’s practice of reporting publicly on its economic, environmental, and social impacts.’ Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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Clare Lissaman

Head of Oxfam Advisory Services at Oxfam and 3 others

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