AN INTRODUCTION TO CSR REPORTING
Sustainability reporting often involves a great deal of learning and resources, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. The expected return is unclear, the inhibition threshold correspondingly high. And this despite the fact that responsible business practices have a long tradition, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises.
At the same time, however, sustainability information is increasingly demanded. For companies of public interest with more than 500 employees, reporting on non-financial information will become mandatory in the future. It can also be assumed that the reporting requirements will be passed on along the supply chains. In this respect, the directive will indirectly affect significantly more companies – including small and medium-sized ones.
An ideal introduction to CSR reporting is offered by WeSustain in cooperation with its partners.
Sustainability at a fixed price – our offer with BCC: With the fixed-price offer, WeSustain and BCC offer companies an entry-level product with customised instruments for anchoring sustainability in the company as well as for preparing sustainability reports according to international standards.
FAQ - Frequently asked questions
What can the CR Compass be used for?
The CR Compass enables small and medium-sized enterprises to plan, implement and report on corporate responsibility activities.
Who is the CR Compass designed for?
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the target group of the CR Compass. The functions are specially adapted to the needs of SMEs. For larger companies, more complex software solutions are more suitable.
What does the CR Compass cost?
The CR Compass is available in two variants, free of charge or in the extended premium variant for 950€ per year. For details see “What the CR Compass offers“.
Where can I get further training on corporate responsibility?
The learning programme in the CR Compass portal is specially designed for users who have little experience with the topic of corporate responsibility. The learning programme provides initial guidance on how corporate responsibility can be implemented in small and medium-sized enterprises – with the help of the CR Compass.
How can I use the CR Compass to prepare a UN Global Compact Progress Report?
The UN Global Compact Progress Report is a report that companies participating in the Global Compact prepare on their progress in implementing the Ten Principles. The Global Compact has defined basic minimum requirements that every progress report should fulfil.
The CR Compass includes various filter functions with which the disclosures and key figures relevant to your company can be pre-selected in order to limit the number of elements. There are also two supporting filters for the preparation of the progress report:
- The Global Compact Minimum Requirements filter, which strongly narrows down the selection
- The Global Compact Recommendations filter, which enables more comprehensive reporting on the ten principles with additional information and indicators.
If you report on the information and indicators selected using the filters, you can meet or exceed the minimum requirements of the UN Global Compact.