ERM CVS sponsors global reporting survey

ERM CVS is among the sponsors of a new CR reporting survey, the results of which have been published as a free resource for business by Corporateregister.com.

The report CR Perspectives 2013 – Global CR Reporting Trends and Stakeholder Views is available as a free download from www.corporateregister.com. Key findings among respondents include majority support for mandatory CR reporting, for the inclusion of a “materiality index” in CR reports and for assurance on the CR report in its entirety.

The survey and report are based on the views of around 300 online stakeholders with statistics derived from some 52,000 CR reports.

Commenting on the assurance issue, ERM CVS Head of Report Assurance, Jennifer Iansen-Rogers, said: “We welcome the survey, which highlights the importance of ‘non-financial information to investors and other audiences, indicating that when it comes to delivering credible sustainability information, robust external assurance is a key component. In fact, over half of the survey participants advocate external assurance on a significant proportion of report content.”

Other sponsors of the survey were Shell, Novo Nordisk AS, CocaCola Enterprises and The Co-operative. For further information on the ERM CVS Report Assurance Service contact Jennifer.iansenRogers@ermcvs.com or wayne.fletcher@ermcvs.com.