Report assurance improves, survey finds

Increasing numbers of companies are publishing well-assured sustainability reports, consultants Carbon Smart says. But overall take up of assurance remains low

The quality of corporate sustainability report assurance has improved, a survey has found. But the take up of report assurance remains very low, despite increasing pressures on firms to disclose accurate data.

The findings come in the fourth annual survey of report assurance by consultants Carbon Smart.1 Assurance is the verification of information in a company report by an independent body to reduce the risk of errors and inaccuracies. The assurer publishes an assurance statement disclosing the work it has done for the company.

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