Global survey by Assoc. of Chartered Certified Accountants & finds most businesses do not report adequately on sustainability

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14 September 2004

Organisations worldwide must improve sustainability reporting

Author: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants &

Businesses worldwide are failing to produce enough sustainability reports, while governments are doing little to encourage such reporting - which would have a direct benefit for business and the environment, a global survey by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and has found.

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31 August 2004

[PDF] [full report] Towards transparency:progress on global sustainability reporting 2004

Author: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants &

While significant growth continues in individual regions, evidence suggests that globally the number reporting is levelling off...[P]ressure on companies to report is increasing...There has been a marked decline in the rate of take-up, however, and it appears that while the larger and more high-profile companies are already responding to these growing demands for increased transparency, fewer newcomers are accepting the challenge. [top sustainability reports by region: Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American), Hartmann Malaysia (part of Hartmann), Sony Display Device (part of Sony), City West Water, Novo Nordisk; also refers to The Body Shop, Morley Fund Management (part of Aviva), Johannesburg Stock Exchange]

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