Our aim is to improve Sustainability Reporting by sharing trends and best practice across European countries.
We hope that companies, students, investors, governments, assurance providers and any other groups with an interest in Sustainability Reporting will use the information provided on this page.
The information can be used to :
• Get a overview of national best practice examples and why the countries have awarded the local winners.
• Benchmark sustainability reporting practices against other countries
• Benchmark assurance practice against other countries
• Allow companies to explore the practice and trends in the countries where they wish to find suppliers or business-partners
• Help SRI analysts and students to get an overall picture on which countries are ahead in the field of sustainability reporting.
“The current financial crisis has raised a number of issues related to the financial sector and its role in the healthy fostering of long term, sustainable capitalism within the EU. An important part of the current financial crisis is a lack of transparency. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data are relevant, material information that investors should have and increasingly want as a means to better gauge longer term risks. We are pleased to be associated with ESRA on this project which promotes and disseminates good ESG reporting practices across the EU”. Matt Christensen, Executive Director of Eurosif, explains the reasons for Eurosif’s involvement with ESRA
The Clearest Trend...
Move towards mandatory reporting?
Many countries around Europe are experiencing (or have already experienced) a move towards non financial mandatory disclosures, including France, the UK, Sweden and Denmark. ESRA welcomes this trend and hopes that more countries will follow in the future.
ESRA will be following carefully any future trends that may occur in reporting as a result of the economic crisis. Some countries may already be witnessing a fall in reporting numbers, but it is hoped that the majority will maintain their commitment to sustainability and transparency.
For an overall picture of the European reporting situation, visitors to this site can view the General Reporting Trends table to the left of this page. More detailed information can be found in the individual country-reports and country statistics sheets prepared by CorporateRegister.com.