What do companies report?

Source: Vigeo, 26 January 2015

The second Vigeo’s study on the worldwide evolution of Corporate Responsibility reporting practices between 2008 and 2014.

he rising expectations towards the companies to make them develop information concerning Governance and the integration of environmental, social, societal and ethical dimensions of their activities are unprecedented. This movement is led, depending on the subjects, by the States or the regulators, the investors or asset managers, trade unions or actors from the civil society, and by the professional associations of companies’ networks.
The Key findings of this study are clear. Most listed companies have understood the importance of talking about their corporate responsibility.
The evaluated sample for this study comprises 1,309 companies, whose headquarters are located in Europe, the United States, Canada and the Asia Pacific Region (Australia, Hong -Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore) and in emerging countries.
This study, based on the Vigeo’s ratings, contributes to a comprehension of the difference between general statements and corporate responsibility communication. It compares informational behaviors on a worldwide scale, identifies the best practices and provides worldwide, regional and sector based ratings.
This study is a tool for action.

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