sustainability reporting assurance Articles

  • Recap: 4 Interesting Takeaways from the NAEM 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. The 2016 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum officially wrapped up on Friday, Oct. 28 in Denver, Colorado, and it was a fantastic event. The 24th annual event drew hundreds of EHS and sustainability professionals ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Measuring quality of sustainability reports and assurance statements: characteristics of the high quality reporting companies

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) can be considered as one of the most extensively used model of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting. The assurance statement (AS) is the mechanism to give trust to stakeholders about the accuracy of the information published in the sustainability reports (SRs). Within this backdrop, the objective of this paper is to design a model to evaluate the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • 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.

  • Learn from Southern Company’s corporate business assurance program

    While electric and gas utility companies have developed business continuity and disaster recovery plans in the past, the challenging economic environment of recent years has caused utilities to both accelerate new plan development and ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • European Court Of Auditors Releases Report On EU Biofuel Sustainability Certifications

    On July 21, 2016, the European Court of Auditors released Special Report No 18/2016: The EU system for the certification of sustainable biofuels. This report assessed the existing biofuels sustainability certification framework of the European Commission (EC) and highlighted key issues with the system. Issues with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Delta Air Lines to assure environmental compliance at 100 airports, EMIS payback expected in 12 Months

    Delta Air Lines flies to more destinations around the world – 481 locations in 105 countries – than any other air carrier. Delta is also an industry leader in addressing environmental sustainability challenges through a variety of programs, such as its new comprehensive recycling and carbon offset conservation initiatives. Delta's commitment to environmental sustainability is especially clear ...


    By IHS

  • Husky Energy Expands GHG Emissions Reporting to Meet Growing Compliance and Sustainability Requirements

    Sustainability requires a culture of proactive, continuous improvement. Husky Energy Inc., one of Canada’s largest energy companies, is committed to managing business in a socially responsible manner, focused on sustainable development and environmental stewardship. To achieve this strategic goal, Husky’s managers constantly monitor, assess and report on the company’s progress ...


    By IHS

  • Sustainability strategy - How to start?

    Understand the breadth Sustainability strategy is about solutions; it allows innovative strategists to consider how they can improve their service and creates a new focal point for guiding business development. A sustainable strategy for business aims to meet the needs of stakeholders today, without compromising the ability to satisfy future needs. It looks beyond corporate social ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

  • This Month’s Featured Report – Spotlight On Ups

    Founded in 1907, United Parcel Service of North America, Inc. (UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Why did you decide to start issuing sustainability reports? The rationale for why we published our first report in ...


    By Global Reporting Initiative

  • 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.

  • 2Future sustainability software raises the bar in quality sustainability software

    Improving performance and assuring compliance of company environmental and health and safety obligations is vital to the longevity of any business. Sustainability Reporting and Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Management compliance issues are on the rise and with the increasing cost of documenting these activities more than ever is it crucial to lower overhead in the complex and competitive global ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Air quality in Europe — 2015 report

    Air pollution is both an environmental and a social problem, as it leads to a multitude of adverse effects on human health, ecosystems, the built environment and the climate. Air pollution poses the single largest environmental health risk in Europe today. Air pollutants are emitted from anthropogenic and natural sources; they may be transported or formed over long distances; and they may affect ...

  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Annual report 2014 and EMAS environmental statement 2014

    The EEA aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymaking agents and the public. The EEA undertakes a comprehensive range of integrated environmental and thematic assessments to support implementation of environmental policies in ...

  • Conflict Minerals Reporting Yields As Many Questions As Answers

    While it’s too soon to know exactly how companies will respond to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new conflict minerals reporting requirement, experts say this first year was an eye-opening lesson in just how challenging it is to track down quality data across a global supply chain. “When you look at it from a process standpoint, it’s not a very complicated ...


    By 3E Company

  • Are We There Yet? The Home Stretch of Conflict Minerals Reporting

    What have you learned from Conflict Minerals reporting this year? Aside from the painstakingly long, arduous journey that it may have been, is there anything that you may want to know for next year? As many compliance professionals close their books after this year’s first obligatory year of reporting, many of you are probably beginning to gear up for next year’s batch as well. How ...


    By CSRware, Inc.

  • Conflict Minerals Reporting gains Company Value while minimizing Risk

    Recently, CSRware tweeted an extremely informative article talking about the benefits of Environmental Management practices. This featured article highlights the importance that these types of techniques have for the future of business ethics, highlighting the great return that can come about by following such frameworks. Conflict minerals reporting is one significant and easy-to-track instance ...


    By CSRware, Inc.

  • Dow`s environmental reporting project streamlines emissions management

    The Dow Chemical Company is one of the world's leading producers of plastics, chemicals, and agricultural products, with 46,000 employees operating in more than 175 countries. Dow is also widely recognized as a model of corporate citizenship and best practices in business sustainability. In 2007, the company celebrated the success of its landmark Environmental Reporting Project – the largest ...


    By IHS

  • Lessons from 2014, Moving on to 2015: Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues

    With 2014 now behind us, the ability to voluntarily opt out of conflict minerals reporting is also gone. After numerous companies declared themselves “DRC Conflict Undeterminable” in 2014 per federal allowance, many corporations will have to grapple down this year and get ready for the stress and confusion that comes with this process Yet abiding by this ...


    By CSRware, Inc.

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