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3 Stressors That Will Knock You Off Your Compliance Track

Compliance Assurance Series
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In the first blog of the compliance assurance series, we talked about the importance of not overlooking the more routine environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance programs in the hectic time that we are living in. From this, you now know the importance of compliance and have some compliance tips to look back on. Now we want to go over a few stressors you should be aware of that could knock you off your compliance track this year.

AccountAbility Launches E-Licensing Platform and Guidance Resources for Assurance Providers

Press Release

January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In 2020, AccountAbility introduced the AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) as a next-generation standard and solution of choice for sustainability leaders seeking assurance of their sustainability management, performance, and reporting.

EHS Compliance Assurance in a Not So Assured World

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In a short amount of time, the COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted business operations in an unprecedented way and as we close out 2020, proving that operations will likely never be the same. From managing interruptions in the supply chain to rapid changes in the workforce, global business has risen to meet the challenges of the dynamic COVID-19 environment. Employee health and safety has been a primary focus throughout the pandemic. Because of this, some of the more routine environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance programs and procedures can be overlooked.

AccountAbility Releases Latest Guidance on Sustainability Assurance

Press Release

NEW YORK/LONDON, September 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is pleased to introduce the next version of its AA1000 Assurance Standard – v3 – as the solution of choice for sustainability leaders seeking assurance of their sustainability management, performance, and reporting.

Accounting for a Sustainable World: Why Quality Disclosure Is Required

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
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The unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 have reminded us that we are an interconnected global community.  While this crisis rightly has dominated our attention, we must not lose sight of progress on the broader aims of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.  Like the pandemic, our response must transcend national boundaries, engage the public and private sectors – and the pace has to quicken.

Public Consultation Period on the Latest AA1000 Assurance Standard Opened

Press Release

LONDON and NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The latest revision of the AA1000 Assurance Standard, the AA1000AS (2019), has been initiated by AccountAbility for public consultation via a globally accessible web platform today. The AA1000AS (2019) is an internationally accepted, freely available standard that provides the requirements for AccountAbility licensed assurance providers to conduct good-quality sustainability assurance on sustainability disclosures by reporting organisations.

Wanted! External Assurance Service Providers

GRI is seeking an external assurance service provider for its 2014/2015 sustainability report.
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Since the 2003-2004 sustainability report, GRI has been regularly publishing its own reports based on the GRI Guidelines. Whilst continuously striving to improve, GRI has decided to opt for external assurance after consultation with its Board of Directors, starting this year. External assurance will provide GRI with the opportunity to check and improve its data gathering processes and systems.

The Co-op Bank - Has it Rediscovered its Ethical Compass?

The Co-Operative Bank Unveils New Advertising Campaign to Reassert Ethical Integrity
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Is the Co-operative bank spending £5.5 million on CSR window dressing or reasserting a genuine ethical integrity?

While USA Corporate Sustainability Reporting Continues to Rise -- External Assurance of Sustainability Data Lags Global Trends

GRI Focal Point USA and G&A Institute Issue New Report on US Sustainability Reporting Assurance Practices and Trends
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NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A report released today by the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA examines the external assurance practices of US companies that use the GRI Guidelines. The analysis, conducted in collaboration with GRI’s US Data Partner and Organizational Stakeholder Governance & Accountability Institute, found that while sustainability reporting in the U.S. continues to grow, corporate reporters in the US are less likely to obtain third party assurance as their global peers.

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