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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting

ESG Reporting is no longer a nice to have or the preserve of large or listed companies, but is now a strategic & statutory priority, placed on the same footing as financial reporting.

ESG coverage in C2P

195

Countries Covered

96

Sources in C2P

Topic Overview

We are witnessing a profound change in the corporate reporting landscape, with ESG moving from the shadows to centre stage.

These changes are being brought about with regulatory developments such as the proposed EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSRD) which will require companies to report on sustainability issues from 1 January 2024, ultimately bringing about 49,000 businesses operating in EU markets into scope.

Developments in this area can only be welcomed as it translates to greater transparency with regard to the impact businesses have on the environment and human rights and will mean consumers, citizens, investors and enforcing authorities will be better informed. It also spells the end for any greenwashing being engaged in by companies.

Compliance & Risks helps its customers to stay up to date on their ESG Reporting obligations and empowers them to achieve their ESG Goals by providing global coverage of laws and regulations, proposed, enacted & amended, as well as standards, guidance documents, factsheets and more covering:

  • requirements for companies to produce a report on their environmental, social & governmental performance
  • certification requirements for sustainability reporting 
  • on obligations to publish and make available their ESG report
  • classification systems for economic activities
  • measures to combat greenwashing & increase transparency in respect of sustainability claims made by companies 

Coverage Included

Compliance & Risks’ coverage of ESG Regulations and Standards is historically comprehensive and includes, but is not limited to:

  • EU: Corporate Sustainability Reporting, Draft Directive, April 2021
  • EU: Sustainability Related Disclosures in the Financial Sector, Regulation (EU) 2019/2088
  • EU: Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) 2014/95/EU
  • EU: Sustainability Taxonomy Regulation (EU) 2020/852
  • Mandatory Sustainability reporting standards

We cover standards for our core products that are available from our partner TechStreet. These are available through our Standards Module.

Related ESG Topics

  • Human Trafficking & Slavery
  • Chemicals in EHS: Environment
  • Ecodesign
  • Illegal Logging
  • Batteries
  • Ecolabelling
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Prop 65
  • EHS Environment
  • Data Protection
  • Carbon Footprint
  • EU REACH
  • Climate Change
  • Chemicals in Products
  • Packaging
  • Circular Economy
  • Single-Use Plastics
  • Textiles
  • EHS: Environment
  • EHS: Occupational, Health & Safety
  • Chemicals Management
  • E-Waste
  • Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste
  • Chemicals in EHS: Occupational, Health & Safety
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency

Connection with other topics:

Our ESG Reporting Topic focuses on laws and regulations requiring companies to produce a report (in a similar way that they are required to produce a financial report) on their ESG performance, generally, annually. The report will encompass items such as how they are doing in terms of environmental protection, social responsibility and treatment of employees, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery, diversity on company boards (in terms of age, gender, educational and professional background).


Other Topics, such as Climate Change or Human Trafficking and Slavery, may also contain regulations requiring companies to report or disclose information in the ESG space or to perform due diligence e.g. under the UK Modern Slavery Act companies must disclose the steps they are taking to address slavery in the supply chain. Where the regulations are focussed on one aspect, for instance human slavery, they will only be scoped to the Human Trafficking & Slavery Topic, as it does not involve an obligation to produce a report on the overall company’s ESG performance.

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