In the lead-up to the 21st annual UN Climate Talks (COP21) 2015, expectations were high for global agreement on reducing carbon emissions. For this reason, we focused the research for the report on the quality of carbon reporting among the world’s 250 largest companies. We offer advice on what we consider to be best practice in corporate carbon reporting and explore how these companies measure up against the key criteria.
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Our factsheet provides a summary of some of the key trends identified as part of the Australian findings from KPMG’s global 2015 Corporate Responsibility Reporting Survey.
In line with the global reporting trends, the Australian N100 Reporting rate has remained stable year-on-year with 81 companies producing a Corporate Responsibility (CR) report in one form or another.
There has been an increase in the quantity of reporting published with 74 percent of the reporters producing a standalone CR report in 2015.
This is up from 62 percent in 2013. There has also been an increase in quality, with standalone CR reports being more likely to apply GRI and obtain third party assurance. In line with global trends, there are more companies that include CR information in their annual report and produce standalone reports.
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