How to generate value from External Verification of Sustainability Data
There is a growing trend in sustainability reporting that looks to take advantage of the external verification process. Whether they are reporting to CDP, GRESB, GRI, DJSI, Integrated Reporting, SASB or global retailers via The Sustainability Consortium, organizations find that external assurance provides both internal and external benefits.
THE ASSURANCE PROCESS
To work most effectively, the Assurance process should be considered as an essential component of the reporting process. That way, when crafting an annual CSR report or Questionnaire, organizations will ensure they: address the proper boundary, collect the right data, aggregate information using reliable methods, properly track supporting documentation, and rely on software solutions that are up to date with the latest industry standards, among other things.
A variety of groups including sustainability service consultancies, accountancy and engineering firms provide external assurance of non-financial reporting. When choosing the provider that is best for you, be sure the group is independent from your organization, objective, experienced in assurance practices, and knowledgeable about the subject matter presented in your report. Because there are several assurance standards, be sure to pick a provider that uses a standard that meets your organization’s needs. The AA1000 Assurance Standard is one of the most consistently used, internationally recognized standard for guiding assurance practitioners.
To support current reporters in their efforts to streamline sustainability reporting processes, and ensure reliability and credibility of public disclosures.
This interactive webinar is moderated by working sustainability reporting professionals with in-depth knowledge of the global frameworks for sustainability and climate data reporting, and decades of experience in third party assurance and verification of non-financial disclosures.
Organizations reporting to CDP, GRESB, GRI, DJSI, Integrated Reporting, SASB or global retailers via The Sustainability Consortium.
Sept 22 / 1:00-2:00 PM (CT)
By registering for this webinar, you will be offered a free consultation with the ISOS Group external verification specialists.