sustainability report verification Articles

  • The CFO and the Sustainability Reporting Chain: Why CFOs Should Care About Sustainability Reporting

    As requests for sustainability data increase, the sustainability reporting chain becomes more complex. Understanding how to streamline your sustainability reporting chain is essential for keeping pace with these new demands. The CFO and the Sustainability Reporting Chain explores how to simplify this increasingly complex landscape of sustainability reporting. It also provides some guidance for ...


    By Workiva

  • 2003 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Building Confidence, Stratos' second in-depth examination and assessment of corporate sustainability reporting in Canada, presents a detailed benchmarking and analysis of 35 Canadian reports as well as five leading international reports. Building Confidence also explores and analyses eight key reporting issues and challenges currently facing reporters, including materiality and report scoping, ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • BT - CR Verification - Case Study

    BT has long believed in corporate responsibility (CR) in its broadest sense. They understand that to operate a sustainable business it needs to look beyond profit towards the communities it serves. This sees them investing 1% of its pre tax profits, around £25m a year, into initiatives supporting its Better Future vision. ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Zodiac Maritime Agencies gains significant advantages from independent verification of its Environmental and Safety Report

    There is a general recognition throughout industry, commerce and the public sector of the increasing need for transparency across business operations. There is recognition that they are increasingly coming under the spotlight as much for the ‘non-financial’ aspects of their operations as for the financial. Increasingly well informed and engaged procurers are interested in how the ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Zodiac Maritime Agencies - CR Verification - Case Study

    Zodiac Maritime Agencies gains significant advantages from independent verification of its Environmental and Safety Report. There is a general recognition throughout industry, commerce and the public sector of the increasing need for transparency across business operations. There is recognition that they are increasingly coming under the spotlight as much for the ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Mandatory emissions reporting proposed in US

    As we move more and more towards an increasingly eco-conscious and environmentally friendly society, progressively steps are being taken by governments, officials and regulatory bodies to help facilitate this transition at a national level both efficiently and effectively. One such area that has received particular attention is the industrial sector; this is ultimately due to the amounts of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Corporate Reporting in the New Age of Transparency

    Much has been written of late about the growing importance of corporate reporting, particularly in what many describe as the ‘new age of transparency’. Corporate disclosure of environmental and sustainability related data has grown exponentially over the past decade, and its importance in demonstrating that superior performance on climate change and resource efficiency ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

    Peatlands provide many important ecosystem services, including water regulation, biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration and storage. Because of the enormous size of the peat carbon pool, its high sensitivity for disturbance, the large emissions from a small land area (which continue long after conversion), and the virtual irreversibility of peat carbon losses, any further degradation ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 3 Beginning steps to designing a national greenhouse gas reporting program

    A number of programs that require businesses to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have emerged in the past decade at the regional, national, and sub-national levels. Most of these programs operate in developed countries, but some developing countries are also showing an interest in adopting mandatory emissions disclosure programs. ...

  • GHG quantification reporting and lifecycle assessment: does one size fit all?

    Corporate and government entities have been developing and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories, some for well over a decade. The basis for developing these inventories has evolved from voluntary mechanisms (e.g., sustainability reports; registries like the DOE 1605(b) or The Climate Registry) to regulatory requirements (e.g., EU Emissions Trading Scheme, US EPA Mandatory Reporting ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Husky Energy ensures environmental compliance and reduces GHGs while shrinking reporting time/costs

    Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Husky Energy Inc. is one of Canada’s largest integrated energy companies – with operations in Canada, the United States, China, Indonesia and Greenland. Husky Energy is committed to managing business in a socially responsible manner, focused on sustainable development and environmental stewardship without compromising the needs of stakeholders and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Imperial Tobacco Group - CSR System Implementation case study

    The Challenge Imperial Tobacco Group (ITG) required technical project management to assist implementation of a large global CSR system across 4 different business functions in over 100 sites, across 50 countries and in 5 different languages. ITG record data on over 1000 key performance indicators and needed ongoing support with data collection, verification and reporting. ...


    By SustainIt Solutions Ltd.

  • Lloyds TSB - Case Study

    Project Results and Impacts: Communicate the company’s CSR actions and performance to all of its stakeholders Address mutual economic, environmental, and social challenges by improving dialogue with its stakeholders CSE Solution "CSR Report Development and Quality Assurance" CSE delivered an in-depth self-assessment from ...

  • The role of carbon labelling in tackling climate change

    A new report on carbon labelling has concluded that consumers want reliable, trustworthy information that will help them to make decisions which benefit the environment.  They also want to be able to trust retailers and their suppliers in making some of those decisions for them. The report, entitled ‘Check-out Carbon’, was produced by Forum for the Future and sponsored by Lloyd's Register. It ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Asian organizations commit to advance corporate action on climate change

    Companies around the world are increasingly measuring and managing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in response to drivers like consumer preference, purchaser demands, and sustainability goals. As a growing number of Asian companies look to manage their emissions, they’ll require training and resources available in their own languages and cultural contexts. To that end, the ...

  • Auto Supply Chains Facing Increased Scrutiny

    Few industries face the same level of increased environmental scrutiny as the automotive industry, according to a column by 3E Company solutions engineer Kami Blake, published on Chemical Watch. Expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates and nongovernmental organization watch groups are all ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • EU to Start Pilot Phase for Environmental Footprint of Products and Organizations

    With the recent Communication “Building the Single Market for Green Products”  and the Recommendation on the use of Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)  and Organization Environmental Footprint (OEF)  methods, the European Commission is pushing forward with the requirement for companies to provide verified, comparable and consistent ...


    By SGS

  • Optimizing collection services: Electronic tools boost your bottom line

    This economy has steadily pushed the value of recyclable commodities toward historic highs. As volume has grown in those commodities, so has the need for more automation and tracking that electronic tools and software provide. Many haulers in the waste industry start out with a truck or two and high hopes, but rarely anticipate the need for a system designed specifically to manage their business ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The great enabler for a new age of retail excellence

    Product safety data sheets don’t get a lot of love in the retail industry, but major changes are underway that will make this formerly mundane document the cornerstone of numerous best practices. In recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) introduced a new safety data sheet (SDS) template as part of a new environmental data and document information exchange initiative, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Paving the Way for Corporate Benchmarking in the Waste Sector

    Most of the major players in the waste industry have begun publishing environmental performance data using a set of indicators developed in a ground-breaking initiative with the Green Alliance. Companies are clear that there are internal and external benefits to be gained from the exercise, but opinion is divided over whether the indicators can be used to compare companies' performance. ...

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