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ESG Reporting

What is Sustainability / ESG reporting?

A sustainability / ESG report is a report published by a company or organization about the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts caused by its daily activities. It:

  • Presents the organization’s values and governance model and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy.
  • Helps organizations to measure, understand and communicate their economic, environmental, social and governance performance, and then set goals, and manage change more effectively.
  • Is a key platform for communicating sustainability performance and impacts.

Drivers and challenges with ESG reporting

Transforming the way we address our ESG challenges is high on everyone’s agenda; from achieving net zero, pollution reduction, environmental regeneration, to employees’ well-being, sustainable supply chain and community engagement.

For organizations of any size, sustainability reporting offers various internal and external benefits. Consumers are more environmentally conscious with their purchases including the impact on the environment, society and human rights.

In some countries, it is required by the stock exchange for public listed organizations to report their ESG performance. ESG reporting has an impact on an organization’s financial performance, investors’ confidence and also consumers’ confidence.

Below are some of the challenges and questions organizations would need to consider:

  • Many organizations do not know which reporting metrics to use.
  • How to determine your material topics?
  • How to ensure transparency and accuracy of data collection?
  • What is required to create an efficient and reliable process?
  • How do you validate your report and ensure the credibility of your ESG reporting?
  • How do you ensure inclusivity of your ESG reporting to ensure it is not distorted?
  • How do you respond to greenwashing attacks?

How can AV support your organization with our comprehensive Sustainability / ESG reporting solutions?

AV can support your organization regardless of size, to achieve your sustainability goals and along your ESG reporting journey (a process carried out in agreement to international standards such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)), starting from training gap analysis and capacity building to verification and validation of your ESG report.


GRI Training

  • Understanding of GRI standards
  • Practical know-how of developing ESG reports
  • 02

    Gap Analysis & Capacity Building

  • Identification and analysis of what needs improvement for your ESG performance and ratings
  • Development of your corporate sustainability strategy
  • Compliance with regulators’ requirements
  • Alignment with UNSDGs
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    Independent Verification

  • Assurance programs for your effective management of GHG, environment, energy, employees’ well-being, supply chain, investors and so on
  • Sustainability Report Assurance (SRA)
  • Step 1: GRI certified training for ESG reporting

    What is the course content?

    The BSI GRI training course is interactive and includes sharing of best practices and case studies. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the fundamentals of Sustainable Development and Reporting
    • Understand the GRI Standards and the reporting process requirements
    • Conduct materiality assessments and stakeholder engagements
    • Develop a sustainability report and build systems and processes to manage the same consistently


    S.No Agenda Content
    PART 01 Introduction 1.1 Practical information 1.2 Learning objectives
    PART 02 Overview of the GRI Standards 2.1 Useful terminology 2.2 Sustainability reporting 2.3 Introduction to the GRI Standards 2.4 Structure of the GRI Standards 2.5 How to use the GRI Standards
    PART 03 The GRI Standards 3.1 GRI 1: Foundation 2021 3.2 GRI 2: General Disclosures 2021 3.3 GRI 3: Material Topics 2021 3.4 GRI Sector Standards 3.5 GRI Topic Standards
    PART 04 Start your reporting process using the GRI Standards 4.1 How to apply in accordance requirements 4.2 How to apply the reporting principles 4.3 How to determine material topics 4.4 How to report general disclosures 4.5 How to report material topics 4.6 How to present reported information
    PART 05 Conclusion 5.1 Summary 5.2 What’s next?

    Step 2: Gap Analysis and Capacity Building

    • Our experts could help you with identification and analysis of what needs improvement for your ESG performance.
    • We could work with you on your corporate sustainability strategy, compliance with regulators’ requirements and alignment with UNSDGs which comprises of a series of training and gap assessment.

    Step 3: Standards To Support Corporate Sustainability 

    Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF)

    Environmental ModuleSocial ModuleGovernance Module
    • Environmental Management Systems
    • Environmental Health & Safety
    • Environmental Footprint
    • Land use
    • Energy consumption
    • Water use
    • Raw materials and chemicals
    • Equipment and machinery
    • Air pollution
    • Effluent
    • Soil Contamination
    • Solid waste
    • Permits, licenses,statutory-social
    • Age of workers
    • Compulsory labour
    • Discrimination
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Staff development and representation
    • Wages & Benefits
    • Worker Health & Safety
    • Working hours
    • Permits, licenses, statutory-gov
    • Ethical business practice
    • Animal Welfare
    • Traceability, procurement, and sales
    • Housekeeping
    • Process control, QMS, efficiency and productivity
    • Chemical control
    • Restricted substances
    • Occupational Health & Safety
    • Public relation and Communications