With an increased global focus on sustainability and climate change, organizations want to improve their operations, adopt sustainable practices, and monitor their impact on the environment, society and the economy.
A sustainability report is intended to disclose an organization’s impact, goals and performance and is typically in relation to social and environmental criteria. Verification supports the validation of environmental or social claims made by an organization and may be available online, or through an annual report. Environmental criteria can focus on areas such as waste, water, carbon, energy, greenhouse gases and recycling. Typical social topics can include community engagement, anti-bribery and corruption, human rights, health and safety, labour and management.