ESG Reports

What is an ESG Annual Report?

An ESG annual report is published annually by a business to communicate its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts for the previous year. It allows companies to be more transparent, as well as providing them with a platform to discuss where they can improve. .

Is ESG Reporting Mandatory?

Currently, ESG reporting is not considered to be mandatory for a business. It remains an optional yet highly positive step a business can opt to undertake. However, with the environmental plight of the last few years, calls to enforce ESG reporting have been getting increasingly louder, prompting hope that the practice could become a requirement in the future.

ESG Reporting Requirements

While annual ESG reporting may not be mandatory in the UK currently, there are still a number of requirements that come under the remit that companies must follow, namely the reporting on:

  • Energy usage
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Steps to prevent modern slavery
  • Gender pay gap regulations

How to Report on ESG

ESG annual reports are involved and can be complicated for any business. It is important that you do anything you can do to prepare for the process to ensure reports are consistent and accurate. If you’re ever unsure, we’re here to help.

Select Framework

When choosing the right framework to base your ESG annual reports on, it’s important to select something that suits your business, engages your audience, and aligns with your company’s targets. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.


It can often be good for a business to delegate the job of conducting an ESG annual report toa dedicated team, either within the workforce or from an outside party. This ensures consistency, transparency, and quality across the board.

Gather Information

Producing an ESG annual report comprises a lot of information — which can be overwhelming for some. Thankfully, it’s possible to get software that streamlines the data collection process to allow you to focus your attention on other aspects of the report.

Guarantee Reliability

As a business you should be seeking to ensure your ESG reporting is as reliable and consistent as possible. It is important that you assess your methods of analysis throughout to ensure that you are acting efficiently and effectively.

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