Sustainability reports for your company

Sustainability within a company is not a state, but a company-specific development that follows a long-term corporate strategy.

The integration of economic, ecological and social requirements into an overall strategy is a challenge that is easier to tackle with a clear framework for action and professional support and that leads to clear objectives and measures. Such a strategy can boost the company's reputation and save costs.

Obligations according to CSR-RUG or NAP

Do you want to report on your sustainability performance? Or are you obliged to provide non-financial reports in accordance with the CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG)? Have you been asked to demonstrate that you have integrated the core elements of human rights due diligence into your processes as part of the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights (NAP)?

Our WESSLING experts will help you with reporting at either the national level according to the German Sustainability Code (DNK) or the international level according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

German Sustainability Code (DNK)

The Sustainability Code Trainer 2020

The German Sustainability Code (DNK) offers an introduction to professional sustainability reporting. Its 20 criteria provide a guide as to which economic, ecological and social requirements must or should be taken into account.

Advantages that result from sustainability reporting according to DNK criteria:

  • It offers companies a good introduction to sustainability reporting and helps you to set up a sustainability strategy.
  • Reporting regularly makes your company's development over time visible.
  • The reports guide you on how to practically implement the CSR reporting obligation and the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights.
  • The German Sustainability Code office checks DNK declarations for formal completeness and provides users with expert feedback.
  • The publicly accessible DNK database provides transparency and comparability with other reports.
  • DNK services are free of charge. The DNK office, training partners and mentors will help you with your reporting and your entry into the DNK database.

As a DNK training partner, our WESSLING sustainability experts will help you develop and integrate your sustainability strategy, taking your specific context into account. We will also support you with our expertise in processing individual sustainability criteria and performance indicators, reporting according to DNK guidelines and setting up a sustainability management system.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aims to offer an internationally applicable and comparable standard of sustainability reporting for the exchange process between companies and stakeholders. The reporting company provides information on its economic, ecological and social impact and performance in order to indicate its contribution, positive as well as negative, to the goal of sustainable development.

The standards serve to improve the global comparability and quality of information on these impacts. At the same time, they ensure greater transparency and greater accountability of organisations.

Advantages that result from sustainability reporting according to the GRI:

  • It offers an internationally applicable standard and helps you set up a sustainability strategy.
  • Regular reports show your company's development over time.
  • The publicly accessible reports in the GRI database provide transparency and comparability with other reports.
  • Identification of opportunities and risks in your company
  • Process optimisation, cost reduction and increased efficiency
  • Clarification of the connection between financial and non-financial aspects

Our experts at WESSLING will help you with sustainability reporting according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), in accordance with either the ‘Core’ or ‘Comprehensive’ reporting option. Our common goal: To create transparency and comparability for your reporting in the context of global competition.

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Timo Wobbe
„Convince with your sustainability performance through professional sustainability reports. Be a strong partner to your stakeholders.“