RESEARCH shows that South African companies are neglecting the more challenging aspects of sustainability reporting, say academics Miemie Struwig and Heidi Janse Van Rensburg, writing for The Conversation:
Sustainability reporting combines economic performance with social responsibility and environmental care. It aims to help businesses set goals. It also measures performance and manages change towards sustainability.
Many governments and stock exchanges require businesses to provide some level of sustainability reporting. This has become important because of growing social and environmental injustices, high-profile corporate scandals and the global financial crisis.