This is the 10th survey since the first edition was published in 1993. This year, KPMG member firm professionals reviewed corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability reporting from 4,900 companies in 49 countries and regions, making this the most extensive survey ever.
The survey provides a detailed look at global trends in CR reporting, which include four aspects:
— Reporting on climate-related financial risk
— Reporting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
— Reporting on human rights
— Reporting on carbon reduction targets
The survey shows that more companies include human rights issues in their reports, comply their operation with the Sustainable development goals and strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, only 28 percent of these companies currently acknowledge the financial risk of climate change in their annual reports.
The survey will be useful for business leaders, company boards and CR and sustainability professionals.
Here you can find additional information and quantitative data related to quality of corporate responsibility reporting from companies that took part in the 2017 survey.