Corporate environmental sustainability reporting began with the first environmental reports published in the late 1980s by companies from the chemical industry and other smaller ethically motivated companies.
In the 1990s European environmental reporting was greatly influenced by the EU EMAS (Eco Management Audit Scheme)protocol, which saw a growing number of voluntary statements being published such that today there are more than 5000 statements available to the public.
In time, and with a growing recognition of stakeholder demands, more and more companies expanded their environmental reports to include social issues. The sustainability report has since emerged as a key tool for engaging with stakeholders such as clients, investors and the public and for evaluating performance in key areas.
En-Vision environmental experts bring valuable knowledge and experience to the sustainability reporting process in areas such as:
- Bespoke reporting process and procedure development
- Aspect specific environmental performance reporting
- Data management and presentation
- Stakeholder engagement on environmental and related issues
- Climate change and greenhouse gas performance reporting
- Internal report assurance
- Third party assurance management