Sustainability performance data is a vital source of information for anyone seeking a holistic understanding of an organization’s activities. Independent assurance adds credibility and can help identify areas for improvement while signaling a desire for transparency and meaningful reporting.

From climate change to diversity and inclusion, stakeholders are increasingly interested in business performance in areas that cannot be captured by financial metrics alone. Sustainability reporting helps management and external stakeholders see how an organization interacts with society and the planet. Quantifying ESG progress and impacts is, however, an inevitably complex and challenging process. A lack of external oversight and international regulation can lead to doubts about the underlying methodology and robustness of ESG claims and information.

Presenting credible information has become an essential part of corporate reporting. External stakeholders such as investors, customers, government, (future) employees and NGOs seek reliable and accurate information on sustainability performance in a range of areas, from carbon emissions to community engagement. As a result, non-financial information is now routinely disclosed by organizations.

Independent assurance from ERM CVS is designed to add value by helping to enhance reporting processes and add credibility to the ESG information you publish. Our assurance follows internationally recognized assurance standards, such as ISAE 3000, to deliver a robust assurance process that adds credibility to your sustainability reporting.

ERM CVS supports organizations by providing:

  • Independent assurance in line with proven methodologies and strategic frameworks, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), to assess our clients’ materiality and drive robust reporting
  • Independent assurance of selected ESG metrics and/or whole reports including annual reports, integrated reports and sustainability reports
  • Confidential assessment of assurance readiness
  • Constructive feedback on reporting processes to improve accuracy, efficiency and completeness
  • Limited assurance
  • Reasonable assurance