Why should you report on sustainability?

  • Strengthened trust and brand

  • Meet stakeholders’ demands for transparent and credible reporting on sustainability

  • Fulfil legal requirements for sustainability reporting

  • The sustainability report is the basis for many investor indices and ESG ratings

Why should you report on sustainability?

  • Strengthened trust and brand

  • Meet stakeholders’ demands for transparent and credible reporting on sustainability

  • Fulfil legal requirements for sustainability reporting

  • The sustainability report is the basis for many investor indices and ESG ratings

Information

Sustainability reporting means reporting on how organisations work with sustainability; environment, human rights, labour rights, and anti-corruption as well as the governance of these areas. The sustainability report shall contain the information that is needed to understand the company’s development, position, results and impact in sustainability.

Since January 1, 2017, mandatory sustainability reporting for major Swedish companies are in place. All Swedish companies that meet at least two of the following three criteria, in each of the last two financial years, must by law establish a sustainability report:

  • More than 250 employees
  • Turnover of at least 350 million SEK
  • Balance total of at least 175 million SEK

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the world’s leading and most widely used standard for sustainability reporting. Since 2017, Ethos International is a GRI Certified Training Partner and offers certified trainings in sustainability reporting in accordance with GRI Standards.

Contact us and we will tell you more!

Tel: 08-440 26 00

info@ethosinternational.se

Working with sustainability and establishing a good sustainability report is becoming increasingly important as stakeholders’ demands on an organisation’s performance related to environmental, social and governance issues are increasing. At the same time, the demands on sustainability communication must be transparent and credible. We at Ethos International are experts in sustainability reporting and have been involved in developing several of today’s leading sustainability standards. Our Partner and Senior Advisor Malin Lindfors Speace is the only Swedish member of the GRI Stakeholder Council and is involved in the development of GRI Standards.

Today we work with sustainability reporting in accordance with several internationally known frameworks such as GRI, COP, PRI and IR. Our extensive experience and expertise in sustainability reporting enable us to assist our customers with support and advice in the preparation of a sustainability report.

Our services

Sustainability report according to GRI and the Swedish Annual Accounts Act (ÅRL)

We are one of Sweden’s leading experts on sustainability reporting according to GRI and ÅRL. We help with everything from analysis and strategic advice to the production of the completed sustainability report and verification of data and information. The following is a selection of our services:

  • Implement a risk and impact analysis
  • Identify stakeholder groups and conduct stakeholder dialogues according to AA1000SES
  • Carry out a materiality analysis
  • Identify relevant key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Data collection and verification
  • Produce text for sustainability reporting
  • Conduct a GRI/ÅRL check

We also offer certified trainings in GRI Standards and courses in reporting according to the sustainability requirements in the ÅRL, read more under Trainings.

Assurance of sustainability report

We are one of the few actors in Sweden to carry out non-financial assurance of sustainability reports in accordance with the international standard AA1000AS (2008). An assurance according to AA1000AS contains, among other things, examination of data and text content, and review of processes that have been used to define the content of the report. The assurance results in an assurance statement that can be included in the sustainability report.

Sustainability reporting according to other guidelines and frameworks

In addition to GRI and ÅRL, we have solid experience and knowledge of reporting on an organisation’s sustainability performance in accordance with other established international frameworks and guidelines, such as:

  • UN Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP)
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Integrated Reporting (IR)

Environmental accounting

The climate issue is becoming increasingly important and the demands for evaluations of an organisation’s environmental impact are increasing.

We can assist with:

  • Environmental data calculations
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Verification of environmental data calculations
  • Review of existing climate performance

Investor indices and ratings

We assist companies answer, report, and secure relevant ESG information, which can lead to higher scores in investor indices and ratings. Over the years Ethos International has  worked together with companies to improve the performance within many ESG indices and ratings, for example:

  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
  • Sustainalytics
  • MSCI
  • ISS oekom
  • Equileaps
  • Etisphere
  • FTSE4Good
  • GRESB

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Over the years, we have assisted many companies in the process of disclosing data for CDP, which has resulted in improving grades. We assist with writing texts and act as support in collecting environmental data where we can provide data templates and perform calculations specifically for CDP. We are also certified according to AA1000AS to perform verification of CDP reports. Verification means that we review the environmental calculations that are reported in CDP and submit a verification statement that can be included in the form. By verifying the information in CDP, the total score increase

Sustainability reporting means reporting on how organisations work with sustainability; environment, human rights, labour rights, and anti-corruption as well as the governance of these areas. The sustainability report shall contain the information that is needed to understand the company’s development, position, results and impact in sustainability.

Since January 1, 2017, mandatory sustainability reporting for major Swedish companies are in place. All Swedish companies that meet at least two of the following three criteria, in each of the last two financial years, must by law establish a sustainability report:

  • More than 250 employees
  • Turnover of at least 350 million SEK
  • Balance total of at least 175 million SEK

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the world’s leading and most widely used standard for sustainability reporting. Since 2017, Ethos International is a GRI Certified Training Partner and offers certified trainings in sustainability reporting in accordance with GRI Standards. 

Contact us and we will tell you more!

Tel: 08-440 26 00

info@ethosinternational.se