Firms overlook report guidance

The quality of corporate reporting is steadily improving, but only a minority of firms are providing comparable quantitative data in line with official guidance

Little more than a quarter of big UK firms are using government guidance to report their environmental impacts, according to a report from the Environment Agency.1

The report, based on research by analysts Trucost, assesses environmental disclosures in the statutory reports and accounts of 460 companies listed on the FTSE All-Share Index of the London Stock Exchange in the financial year 2009/10. It compares progress since similar agency reports in 2006 and 2004.

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