What is ESG reporting and why is it important?

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What is ESG reporting?

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, which is a framework used to assess how companies operate in terms of sustainability and ethics. Environmental factors refer to a company's impact on the environment, such as how they manage waste and use resources. Social factors refer to their impact on society, including their labor practices, human rights, and community involvement. Governance factors refer to how the company is managed, including the structure of the board, executive compensation, and transparency.

ESG is important because it helps us understand how companies operate in terms of sustainability and ethics. This means we can see if companies are doing things that are good for the environment, treating their workers fairly, and being transparent about how they are managed. By knowing this information, we can make better decisions about which companies to support and invest in. It also helps companies manage risks and contribute to broader societal goals.

In Norway, ESG reporting is particularly important because of the country's strong commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices.

Norway has a long history of environmental protection and sustainability, and the government has established a number of policies and regulations aimed at reducing the country's carbon footprint and promoting sustainable development. ESG reporting is a key tool for measuring and tracking progress towards these goals, and for holding companies accountable for their environmental and social impact.

Gif from the Selvaag 2021 Annual report showcasing the ESG section

Succeed with your ESG reporting

Several prominent Norwegian companies, such as Argentum and Selvaag, have effectively utilized Wrepit to generate their ESG reports or incorporate ESG information into their annual reports. For instance, Argentum's beautiful 2021 ESG report was created using Wrepit, while Selvaag recently published its 2022 annual report with a comprehensive ESG section.

the 2021 Argentum ESG report animated

Are you interested in creating a professional and comprehensive ESG report or incorporating ESG information into your Financial report? At Wrepit we are able to help with our easy automation tools, converting your ESG content in an MS Word file into a beautiful online report and PDF. Start by clicking our "book a demo" button.