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Stakeholder reporting

Companies listed on the NZX are required to disclose non-financial performance and many do this in their suite of annual reports. Some may simply include a section in their Annual Report but many publish a standalone ESG or sustainability report. Others publish non-financial performance alongside financial performance in what’s called an Integrated Report. And its not only listed companies that do this. Many unlisted companies find value in preparing sustainability reports for their stakeholders.

Choosing the right approach to stakeholder reporting is not always easy. It’s a matter of horses for courses. As well as deciding on the type of report needed, thought is needed on the platform to be used to deliver the report – a PDF on your website or printed hard copies, a section on your website or an entirely separate website for sustainability, these are the types of decisions you may be faced with.

Talk to us on what option best meets your needs. We have worked with businesses big and small on all aspects of sustainability reporting, from GRI and <IR> compliant reports to less formal sections on websites. We assist with structure and content, and through our fabulous partnership with Saturday Creative we can provide copywriting and design help as well. Examples of where we have worked together include Tourism Holdings Ltd (2017, 2018 and 2019 reports) and Hallensteins Glassons (2020 report). Let us help you with your reporting needs.

CDP and TCFD disclosures

Serious about disclosing your carbon emissions and climate change mitigation strategy to stakeholders? Want to make sure you are on databases used by green investors? If so, disclosing to the CDP and/or the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is an avenue well worth investigating.

We have experience in working with both these disclosure platforms and can help streamline the process for you. If you have ISO-compliant carbon footprint measurements and reports, a well documented carbon management strategy, and have done a comprehensive climate change risk assessment and mitigation plan, then the process of disclosing to these platforms is not too onerous. We can work with you on all these documents and then help you use the information in them during the disclosure process.

Climate Leaders Coalition and Sustainable Business Council reporting

The Climate Leaders Coalition was launched in July 2018 to promote business leadership and collective action in New Zealand on the issue of climate change. Coalition members commit to measuring and publicly reporting their greenhouse gas emissions, setting a public emissions reduction target, and working with suppliers to reduce their emissions. As such members are required to disclose performance and strategy in the form of verified carbon inventory reports, carbon management plans and climate risk reports.

Sustainable Business Council members have similar expectations placed on them.

If you are member of either organisation and need help with reporting, please get in touch. We are very familiar with the types of reports needed by both these organisations and can assist you with meeting your disclosure obligations.