We will help you with ESG reporting
ESG is a form of non-financial reporting, which will be required for all large corporations operating within the European Union starting from 2025 (with a report for the year 2024). A large corporation, in this context, is understood as a corporation meeting at least 2 of 3 criteria:
1. net turnover higher than €40 million
2. balance sheet assets worth more than €20 million
3. more than 250 employees
ESG will apply to most companies
The obligation to report will be gradually extended to include small and medium-sized businesses, and it is probable that even companies without legal obligation will need some form of non-financial reporting. The reason for this being that companies with a legal obligation to perform ESG reporting will monitor their supply chain, while banks and insurance companies will already set their criteria based on sustainability.
In other words, ESG will impact you, whether you have a legal obligation to report or not. No need to worry, but proper preparation is in order.
What are the reasons for ESG reporting?
If your business sector is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, ESG reporting will alert you to threats to your business, allowing you to take steps that will transform your company and make it more resilient to these threats.
With ESG reporting, you can clearly corroborate the impact of your operations on the environment and society to your partners, clients, and subscribers. If you actively engage in given areas, ESG reporting allows you to gain a competitive advantage.
Empty proclamations of sustainability and responsible operation are becoming obsolete. ESG reporting will provide a transparent overview of the true state of company assets and their impact on environment and society.
What does ESG reporting focus on
Countries within the European Union are currently undergoing a process of transformation towards low emissions and sustainability. A key part of this transformation is also the private sector and corporations. The “E” stands for environmental. This area of ESG reporting informs about the impact of corporate operations on nature, energy usage, and production of greenhouse gases. Essential for upcoming years is the shift towards circular economy, increasing energy efficiency, and creating a non-toxic environment.
Sustainable development also stands upon a social pillar, which means the transformation must be fair. Within the S area, or social, companies will publish information such as their relationship towards the employees, their health, or compliance with human rights, and this also covers their entire supply chain. The “S” pillar also calls for adherence to the rights as defined in these international documents: International Bill of Human Rights, International Labour Organisation Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organisation, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and other UN treaties.
For many companies, the G area, which stands for governance, used to be the least transparent one. It includes information about the structure of business ownership, information about the role of administrative, management, and supervisory bodies of a company, including their own structures, systems of internal control, and risk management of a company, information about lobbying or political involvement. To be made public is also the information about quality of relationships with business partners, including financial practices. Area G will, in effect, enable the general public to access data on the state of corporate culture as well.
Advice: The different ways in which ESG reporting will affect HR departments were discussed by the director of SocioRating Institute, Hana Matějková Fabíková, at the Profesia HR Days conference. We will gladly send her presentation (in Czech language) to your e-mail address, and if you have other questions, we will be happy to meet for an online cup of coffee.
How ESG reporting will affect HR departments of companies
How is ESG related to corporate culture
Elements of corporate culture are essential for ESG reporting, namely in the “G” area. The manner of corporate management directly shapes the foundation of corporate culture – trust between employees and management, as well as between employees themselves, their involvement within the company, and adherence to specified rules. For area “S”, the companies will report their factual behavior towards employees and whether conditions within the organization factually comply with legislation.
If you are mostly interested in the “S” and “G” pillars, SocioRating is able to quantify your soft data regarding corporate culture for your ESG report.
You will obtain data revealing how the employees rate:
- Quality of management and their professionalism
- Adherence to the labour code
- Incidence of bullying or any other forms of workplace discrimination
- Leadership style of their immediate superior
- Quality of products and services provided by the organization
- Efforts of the company to minimize environmental impact
- Supply chain supervision
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We will provide you with a certificate
The primary focus of SocioRating is the evaluation of social environment quality within organizations. In other words, the “S” and “G” and areas from ESG. With fast and precise online evaluation, we can provide you with a certificate of corporate culture quality within your organization – for a low price and within a short period of time. The certificate can then be used in communications with your bank, insurance company or other institution, which will require you to provide the ESG report.
(* applicable only if you are not legally obliged to perform ESG reporting, i.e. your organization does not meet 2 of the 3 criteria 1. net turnover (revenue) higher than €40 million, 2. balance sheet assets worth more than €20 million, 3. more than 250 employees.)