As new regulations emerge and stakeholder expectations increase, there is a growing need for clear and transparent disclosure of information about companies' long-term ESG commitments. Investors, suppliers, customers and employees want to understand the purpose and values of the company and its commitment to improving life on the planet. This has led to an increase in the number of firms disclosing non-financial indicators, with the scope of the guidelines for disclosing ESG indicators being both broad and varied depending on the sector, size and complexity of the business.

ESG reporting must comply with mandatory requirements, but also be reliable, verifiable and comparable, supporting stakeholders in making important decisions. With the advent of the so-called greenwashing, it is also necessary for companies to be certain of the accuracy and completeness of the underlying data sources used for ESG indicators. It is required and expected by the market.

How to navigate the complex and evolving ESG landscape?

KPMG experts support clients through a two-track approach:

  • Effective advisory support in the field of ESG reporting, both as part of the annual report and separate information on sustainable development.
  • Assurance of ESG reports giving the credibility of disclosures and data.