ACCA to partner with GRI for 2010 Readers' Choice Awards
Supporting greater transparency in sustainability reporting
14 Oct 2009
ACCA is proud to be partnering with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for the 2010 Readers' Choice Awards.
ACCA has had a long association with the GRI - provider of the world's most widely used sustainability reporting framework - and was represented on its first board of directors.
For more than 20 years, ACCA has been campaigning to encourage organisations to report on the environmental impact of their activities. It supports the GRI mission to develop and promote standardised guidelines for reports, which will enable readers of those reports to more easily make comparisons between organisations and regions.
'The survey of the readers of sustainability reports will give a clear indication of how effectively organisations are communicating these key issues,' said Roger Adams, ACCA director of policy and member of the Integrity Committee overseeing the development of the Readers' Choice Awards.
'It is not a question of what reporting organisations think should be included - and avoided - in such reports, but of what the end users, investors, clients, environmentalists and other stakeholders want to see. ACCA has long campaigned for greater transparency in sustainability reporting and is wholeheartedly behind this initiative.
'Asking preparers why they published the data will also help to build a clear picture of both sides of reporting and will enable next year's GRI conference to address a number of key issues,' added Adams.
ACCA is to communicate details of the Readers' Choice Awards survey through its network of more than 80 national offices and active centres.