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  • Service: Advisory, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 7/11/2011

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KPMG International corporate responsibility reporting survey 2011 

This KPMG global report represents the largest and most comprehensive survey of Corporate Responsibility (CR) reporting trends ever published.  Where CR reporting was once considered ‘optional but nice’, it now has become virtually mandatory for multinational companies.


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Key findings


  • Corporate responsibility reporting has become the de facto law for business.
  • CR reporting enhances financial value.
  • Combined reporting leads to integrated reporting.
  • The bar on data integrity is rising.
  • Leading companies are making the most of assurance.


Companies not yet reporting on their CR activities are under significant pressure to start.


This will be increasingly critical; not only to stay competitive, but also to gain a better understanding of how CR activities affect and benefit the business in areas such as cost savings and new business opportunities.


The number of companies now reporting on CR has continued to rise since KPMG’s last CR study in 2008.


About the survey


3,400 companies representing the national leaders from 34 countries around the world, including the 250 largest global companies, were included in our research. 


Since we published our first CR survey in 1993, these surveys have provided the definitive snapshot of the evolving state of CR reporting and they continue to deliver unprecedented insight into national, global and industry reporting trends. 

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