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2018 Research Report

Author: Alliance for Corporate Transparency, Published on: 8 February 2019

Our initial research in 2018 assessed whether companies provided the type of information explicitly required by the NFR Directive, i.e. the description of policies and due diligence processes, outcomes, principal risks (including with respect to business relationships) and KPIs. It also examined if the disclosed information was specific enough to allow understanding of the companies’ impact and strategy. In addition, the research analysed companies’ disclosure on particular important environmental and human rights issues, and on their anti-corruption programmes, for which it provided a specific set of criteria connecting the requirements of the NFR Directive with the emerging consensus on what constitutes material information for these issues...

The general information that most companies provide does not allow readers to understand their impacts and by extension their development, performance and position, as required by the NFR Directive...

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