Building public trust: Sustainability reporting tips

Sustainability reporting is high on the agenda of both policy makers and companies. Public scrutiny is increasing and companies see the benefits of reporting on and managing their impacts on the environment. Our annual assessment of private and public sector sustainability reports has highlighted three particularly positive developments amongst top performers. 

  1. Top performers articulate a broader understanding of their sustainability impacts along the value chain, both with suppliers and customers.
  2. They seek independent assurance for their reporting to lend greater credibility to their data.
  3. There is a greater emphasis on outcomes rather than input metrics.

For the sixth year running we have given out awards for the best sustainability reporting in the FTSE100, FTSE250 and public sector. Each year, we also publish Sustainability Reporting Tips. These tips highlight leading practice in sustainability reporting and help make companies’ reporting on sustainability more effective.

In both the private and the public sector, the organisations exhibiting these qualities in their sustainability reporting are setting a lead for others to follow.

BPTA race for better reporting 2014 - Infographic