Sustainability reporting centre stage for IEMA North West
On 11 October in Manchester, the IEMA North West Steering Group hosted a corporate sustainability reporting event.
This engaging breakfast event offered a range of case studies on leading sustainability reporting, including future trends.
The event commenced with an overview of the evolution of corporate sustainability reporting from Carmel Campbell, director of Be Sustainable. This was followed by presentations describing how Skanska UK and Marshalls have integrated sustainability reporting into their business processes.
Jake Atkinson, an accountant at Skanska UK, shared a financial perspective of the business benefits of a sustainability culture that works closely with the environment sustainability team and focuses on natural capitals and social impact.
Chris Harrop, marketing director and director of sustainability at Marshalls, guided members through the benefits of transparent, live reporting from both a brand and customer perspective. He stressed the importance of auditable standards of environment and ethical performance in their supply chain and products.
As a result of the positive feedback from this regional event, IEMA will bring these discussions to other members in an upcoming webinar.