CHAPTER 6

Credible Reporting

Main purpose: Comprehend what qualities in a report make it credible in the eyes of the stakeholders.

Objectives: After reading this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Comprehend why companies and their sustainability reports are sometimes considered untrustworthy.
  • Compare sustainability characteristics to financial reporting characteristics.
  • Identify characteristics that support the credibility of sustainability reporting.
  • Identify characteristics that detract from the credibility of sustainability reporting.

Trust is the intangible asset that can help assure the long-term sustainability of any organization or enterprise.

William G. Parrett

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