2016 Most effective integration of sustainability reporting into communications winners

For this award, we are looking for evidence of continued and successful communications of a sustainability strategy and how it is integrated into the core corporate strategy. A company’s sustainability strategy should be aligned with a company’s core objectives, should embrace the company’s role as a responsible corporate citizen, support the investment proposition by addressing company-specific sustainability issues and demonstrate the integral nature of sustainability. Particular attention will be paid to how a company evidences that they have integrated sustainability through their operations and strategy across their communications including: reports, websites, presentations, video, social media and any other relevant communications. The entry should demonstrate the successes but also the challenges faced by the company. Evidence of how these challenges are identified, understood and proactively managed through the organisation’s actions and achievements, should be apparent.

Award Categories

Most effective integration of sustainability reporting into communications - International
Most effective integration of sustainability reporting into communications - FTSE250
Most effective integration of sustainability reporting into communications - FTSE100

International - Winner: BASF

Congratulations BASF, last year highly commended and this year’s winner! According to the judges, BASF presented a most comprehensive view of sustainability in its reporting and this comes across as an integrated part of the business. This is usefully highlighted for the reader with great use of graphics.

Gyles Brandreth, Tobias Hoeld from BASF and David Enticknap from WeConvene Extel

Shortlisted companies:

FTSE250 - Winner: Go-Ahead Group

The judges applauded Go-Ahead Group who said this was an example of a very succinct sustainability report that demonstrated helpful cross-referencing to the annual report. This was further supported by useful links to financial information and long-term targets.

Gyles Brandreth, David Vasquez from Go-Ahead Group and Reza Eftekhari from Morrow Sodali

Shortlisted companies:
Kier Group
Pennon Group

FTSE100 - Winner: Anglo American

Congratulations to Anglo American who produced a well-integrated sustainability report. The judges highlighted Anglo American’s excellent governance section of the report, and commented on the company’s communications of safety targets, an essential part of this industry.

Gyles Brandreth, Marcelo Esquivel from Anglo American and Georgina Morgan from Capita Asset Services

Shortlisted companies:
British Land
Coca Cola HBC
Lloyds Banking Group
Taylor Wimpey

. @IRSociety_gm and @WeAre_DP are in agreement: Value creation is now at the heart of the strategic report #reportingmatters

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