sustainability reporting verification Articles

  • 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 - 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Planning for Compliance Reporting

    Companies are already responding to challenging demands for environment, health & safety (EHS) data. These challenges continue to grow both in respect of the amount of data generated and reported and the requirements for data integrity. The growing demands arise both from new legislation and increased interest from a broad range of stakeholders. The need for better EHS information also applies ...


  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • CSA America launches Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verifier Certification Program

    Some of the biggest names in business—3M, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Cisco, BASF, Caterpillar, Hasbro and Sun Microsystems to name a few—are realizing the benefits that come with improved carbon management. In fact, twice as many top U.S. companies publicly released sustainability data in 2008 compared with three years earlier—with ethics outweighing economics for the first time as the primary reason for ...


  • Continuity, Credibility and Comparability: Key challenges for corporate environmental performance measurement and communication

    Introduction & Background Aim and scope of the report This report, aimed at both individual companies and organisations representing company stakeholders and policy-makers, summarises current trends, problems and developments in the areas of Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs); Environmental Reporting; Environmental Performance Ranking; and their interconnections as a contribution to ...

  • 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

  • Demonstrating advanced environmental management

    Everyone has high expectations when it comes to maintaining the environment. But for Castle Cement, just meeting those expectations wasn't enough. Managing stakeholder expectations is a major challenge for those implementing environmental management systems (EMS). Increased demands for transparency are driving process-based management systems and the rise in public reporting of environmental ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

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