Assess Your Reporting: Quiz on Compiling Process

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This quiz focuses on the “compiling” stage of the sustainability reporting process. Compiling is when you gather data, decide what information to include, and choose how to present it.

A strong compiling process is:

• consultative to generate balance

• transparent and assuring to achieve credibility, and

• integrated with strategy.

Take this 10 minute quiz to discover ways to improve. Write down your response to each question, then refer to the answer key that follows the quiz for learning resources, tailored to your answers.


Section 1: Consultation

1. We get feedback from internal stakeholders in identifying material topics.

(The International Accounting Standards Board describes information as material if “omitting it or misstating it could influence decisions that users make on the basis of financial information about a specific reporting entity.”)

  • Yes

  • No

2. We get feedback from external stakeholders in identifying material topics.

  • Yes

  • No

3. We balance the need for transparency with anonymity of informants by drawing, where possible, on available data — for example, from financial reports.

  • Yes

  • No

4. We have processes to include stakeholder feedback throughout the reporting process.

  • Yes

  • No

Section 2: Transparent and Assuring

5. We report information under a recognized sustainability reporting framework that allows for domestic and international benchmarking.

  • Yes

  • No

6. We have systems for cross-reference and checks of different information.

  • Yes

  • No

Section 3: Integrated with Strategy

7. We use the same data collection channels for sustainability and other strategic informations.

  • Yes

  • No

8. We engage strategy and other functional teams in sustainability reporting (e.g. in decisions on metrics and measurement).

  • Yes

  • No

9. Our sustainability information is integrated in the corporate performance assessment and management decision-making process.

  • Yes

  • No

Learning resources by answer

All done the quiz? Do you have your answers written down in front of you? Great! Click the button below to receive a PDF feedback tailored to your needs.

Authors

NBS’s sustainability reporting resources are based on research conducted by Drs. Jodi York, Chris Dembek, and Brad Potter of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Wesley Gee of The Works Design Communications, Canada.

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