Experts called for working groups to provide input on the drafting of sustainability reporting standards

Source: EFRAG, 26 August 2021

The European Commission’s proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) currently under discussion by the EU co-legislators, provides that EFRAG would develop draft standards, using proper due process, public oversight and transparency, and with the expertise of relevant stakeholders.

Commissioner McGuinness, in a letter dated 12 May 2021​, has requested EFRAG to put in place interim working methods to start the technical work immediately. Technical work by the Project Task Force on European Sustainability Reporting Standards is well under way, organised in clusters. These clusters are currently scoping, researching, documenting and drafting the very first version of the standards, aiming to have a preliminary pre-exposure draft version ready by mid-October.

The preliminary pre-exposure draft version will be submitted for review and input to external expert working groups (Expert WGs) to be set up for this purpose through this call for candidates.

The Expert WGs will be expected to review, provide input and, where necessary, contribute to the work of the PTF-ESRS.
It is envisaged to create up to 11 PTF-ESRS expert working groups addressing:

  • ​Conceptual guidelines
  • Cross-cutting standards
  • Environment – Climate
  • Environment – Other
  • Social – Workforce
  • Social – Other
  • Governance+ – Governance
  • Governance+ – Other matters
  • Sector-specific standards
  • SMEs
  • Format

The application deadline is 15 September 2021.

For more information see the related call for cand​idates.

All applications must be submitted electronically here.

During the selection process strong emphasis will be given to identifying candidates with high level of expertise and experience on the specific areas and topics listed in the call for candidates.