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What is Sustainability Assurance?

What is Sustainability Assurance? Learn more about sustainability reporting.

Internal Assurance

  • Ask the internal auditor to review the sustainability report
  • However, the credibility/independence of this approach may be questioned especially amongst external stakeholders

Stakeholder Panels

  • Assemble a panel of stakeholders who then review the sustainability report
  • A good way to ensure that issues important to stakeholders are focused
  • However it is doubtful if a full range of stakeholders will get representation

Expert Input/Review

  • Hire an expert (scientist) to review the sustainability report
  • Experts will have technical knowledge
  • However, experts may not be able to access (or may have limited access to) confidential internal data and information

Use of Internationally Recognised Sustainability Reporting Standards

  • GRI and AA1000APS

Participation in International Sustainability Reporting Awards

  • ACCA international sustainability reports awards
  • An independent panel of judges has awarded the report a best sustainability report prize
  • However, the panel of judges may not have actually verified the data & information contained within the sustainability report
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