Examined to assess current priorities of non-financial reporting among large, publicly traded European companies to disclose how businesses open on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Analyzed 90 multinational companies’ social, environmental and sustainability reports; identified what they report on relations with stakeholders, and examines differences between reporting tools The two main findings: companies differ in the way they deal with non-financial reports. fall somewhere between a monitorin … Read more »

Examined to assess current priorities of non-financial reporting among large, publicly traded European companies to disclose how businesses open on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Analyzed 90 multinational companies’ social, environmental and sustainability reports; identified what they report on relations with stakeholders, and examines differences between reporting tools The two main findings: companies differ in the way they deal with non-financial reports. fall somewhere between a monitoring approach and a conductive approach. Secondly, companies tend to focus on specific CSR-related topics that reflect the priorities of the various stakeholders. The latter include security for workers and products, product quality and innovation , environmental protection, dialogue with communities and stakeholders in general, attention to the development of skills and responsible citizens.
«Hide

from
Francesco Perrini
Source: California Management Review
32 pages.
Release Date: 1 February 2006. Prod #: CMR332-PDF-ENG
Practitioner’s Perspective Non-Financial Reporting HBR case solution