ASX 200 corporate reporting trends – 2018

ASX 200 corporate reporting trends – 2018

Nearly half of Australia’s largest listed organisations are now using the principles of integrated reporting <IR> to better communicate how they create value to their shareholders and other stakeholders, including investors, customers and employees.


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This is one of the findings from KPMG’s fifth survey looking at the corporate reporting trends of the ASX 200. This publication explores the drivers of change in Australia and focuses on the next steps organisations can take.

Examples of good practice in corporate reporting are included in the report.

Key findings

  • Claiming adoption of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s revised Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations (draft 4th Edition) will likely require some changes to internal practices and processes.
  • Continued shift by organisations towards using the principles of <IR> with Qantas, Brambles and AGL joining the likes of ANZ, Stockland, NAB, GPT and Lendlease in referencing the principles of <IR> in their annual reporting portfolio.
  • Examples of innovative reporting are emerging, including how technology can be used to help drive the connectivity of information.


We encourage organisations to continue to improve the quality of their reporting and move towards at least adoption of the principles of integrated reporting for more meaningful corporate reporting and to provide better information to support internal business and investment decision-making.

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