The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting (2017)

This study is intended to help companies unsure about how to report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) understand where to start and what good SDG reporting looks like.

Primary Functions

  • Proposes quality criteria for SDG reporting which readers can use as a guide for their own organization’s reporting. Analyzes how reporting from the world’s 250 largest companies measures up against these criteria
The 2020 Survey focused on four key aspects of sustainability reporting:
  • Key global trends in sustainability reporting
  • Reporting on the risks of biodiversity loss
  • Reporting on climate-related risk and carbon reduction
  • Reporting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Detailed Description

Key global trends from KPMG’s 2020 study include:
  • Companies report on the risks faced from the loss of nature and biodiversity for the first time
  • Latin America companies take the lead on biodiversity risk reporting (31%) while North American companies have the lowest reporting (13%)
  • Assurance of sustainability becomes a majority practice
  • 80% of companies worldwide now report on sustainability
  • 90% of companies in Latin America and North America report on sustainability
  • 100% of the top 100 companies in Japan and Mexico report on sustainability
  • GRI remains the dominant global standard for sustainability reporting



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