The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will require companies to publish a comprehensive Annual Sustainability Report, in accordance with the European Sustainability Reporting Standards issued by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), and obtain independent assurance on this report. This is a significant step up from the voluntary disclosures published by many companies to date – and a huge leap for companies publishing ESG information for the first time. Compared to voluntary disclosures, reporting under the new standards will provide:
The CSRD elevates sustainability reporting to the same level as financial reporting – companies will need to apply the same rigour to sustainability policies, measurements, analysis and disclosures. Boards will also need to exercise consistent governance over sustainability, financial and other operational reports.
Your new Annual Sustainability Report must:
Now is the time to review your plans for sustainability reporting readiness.
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