From 2017, all listed companies in Singapore will have to furnish a sustainability report for every year. A sustainability report provides more than just compliance; it acts as a roadmap for the organisation in charting its way through corporate social responsibility, identifying opportunities for it to be a more responsible business.
Sustainability encompasses playing a part to take care of our natural environment, ensuring local peoples’ lives are better off, not endangering scarce resources with our business practices and so on.
In today’s business world, stakeholders these days increasingly expect more and better information. Increasingly, they want to see high-quality information being disclosed in a transparent manner, which also outlines long-term value creation. Our sustainability reporting service helps companies to prepare information accurately and effectively.
• Better consistency of existing non-financial disclosures across communication channels.
• Applying the most recent reporting standards.
• Presenting information in a manner that enhances stakeholders’ appreciation of organisation’s pursuit of sustainability, and which supports a forward-looking business.
• Enable the development of more specific, effective and relevant CSR activities.
• Improve and develop a better understanding of data collection in the organisation, and strengthen the awareness of sustainability within the organisation.
• Leverage on our consultants’ hands-on experience and knowledge of sustainability issues.
Workshops and talks espousing the UN’s 17 SDGs, enabling greater understanding of what the world is largely facing.
Clients include the Singapore Environmental Council, Singtel, Kellog Root Brown Asia, Feiyue Family services and Queenstown Secondary School.
The talks and workshops serve as education and awareness for sustainability matters; topics can range from climate change to the SDGs. They also help create critical thinking skills.
Corporate social responsibility is an increasingly familiar concept with companies, both small and large. It is more than a financial donation; it is about giving back and in a way that is sustainable.
CSR should not be seen as a distraction to a company’s business, or a side affair. Intentionally enabling CSR to fit into business strategies, companies may find that CSR is not a cost, but an investment and also a natural fit into the organisation culture.
In September 2015, countries gathered at the United Nations to adopt 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.