New Zealand


  • Service: Advisory, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
  • Type: Business and industry issue, Publication series, Survey report
  • Date: 10/12/2013

Contact the KPMG Sustainability Team

Gabrielle Wyborn

Associate Director - Climate Change and Sustainability Services 

+64 9 363 3687

Corporate Responsibility Survey 2013 

KPMG has launched the 2013 Global Corporate Responsibility (or Sustainability) reporting survey. This survey covers reporting by the top 100 companies across 41 countries including New Zealand as well as the Global 250 (G250). The global analysis includes a qualitative assessment of the G250 across areas such as strategy, governance, materiality, stakeholder engagement and supply chain impacts. This year we have also produced a New Zealand specific supplement which explores New Zealand reporting in more detail and how it compares to good practice.

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Corporate Responsibility Survey 2013
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Highlights of the survey:

  • Sustainability reporting is a mainstream business practice globally.
  • 71% of the N100 across 41 countries report on sustainability and 93% of the G250.
  • As a region, AsPac has seen the biggest increase in reporting levels (particularly India, Singapore, China).
  • 87% of the G250 identified commercial opportunities from social and environmental factors.
  • New Zealand lags the rest of the world – less than half of our largest companies produce a sustainability report. No significant improvement from the last survey in 2011.
  • The quality of reports is variable. There is generally poor reporting of supply chain impacts, stakeholder engagement and governance. Reporting of metrics and targets is usually done well.
  • New Zealand companies risk missing the opportunities that comes with taking a broader view of how business value is derived.

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View the Global Corporate Responsibility Report

View the Global Corporate Responsibility Report
The 2013 report marks 20 years since KPMG's first survey on CR reporting was published. The growth in the number of countries and companies covered in this survey is just one indication of how CR reporting has evolved into a mainstream business practice over the last two decades.