Measuring and managing sustainability performance

Many companies and other corporate bodies already publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions, normally quantified in the form of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. Usually this reporting is voluntary, although there is an increasing move in some countries towards mandatory reporting; The UK Climate Change Act 2008 will potentially affect a large number of UK companies in this way.

Companies obliged or volunteering to explain their company's position and performance in emissions and climate change need to consider carefully their processes, systems, controls and internal reporting requirements.

But what does an organisation need to do to report effectively? Does reporting really matter? And how reliable is the information?

PwC's "Measuring, managing, reducing, reporting and assuring" proposition helps clients answer these questions and is broken down into two areas: