Reporting on sustainability is an important form of communication with external stakeholders (rating agencies, shareholders, customers and suppliers), as well as internal stakeholders – the company employees. The challenges & opportunities deriving from economic, social and environmental global mega-trends and business-specific developments have a direct impact on the results of a business – and are a distinguishing factor between peers.
Transparent communication and accountability on the challenges, opportunities, and how the company manages these, enables businesses to strengthen the relevant internal and external stakeholder relationships – capital providers, suppliers, employees, customers – and claim sustainability leadership. Innovative sustainability communication increases brand recognition, internal and external trust, and access to capital markets.
In addition, the process of updating external reporting requires internal review of achievements and failures, identifying further room for improvement.
SolAbility has a track-record of advising innovative communication. Our reporting services include materiality evaluation, inputs for content, tools that translate intangible factors into measurable indicators, and data reporting & presentation.
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Kia Motor’s Sustainability Report was voted most innovative report amongst 4’000 entries at the Vision Awards Annual Report competition in 2009. SolAbility developed concept, structure, and data reporting framework for Kia Motor’s Sustainability Report. The concept is still used today.
Kia Motor Sustainability Report – concept, structure, data reporting & presentation developed by SolAbility.
”Lotte Shopping has demonstrated leadership in its sustainability reporting. The company reports on the link between its environmental and social initiatives on the one hand and their impact on revenue generation and cost reduction on the other. This way, they show the effect not only on society and the environment but also on the company’s bottom line.”
Guido Giese, Head of DJSI Indices at RobecoSAM
Lotte Shopping’s Sustainability Report – reporting concept, structure & data requirments developed by SolAbility