Why data collection and quality are essential for accurate ESG reporting ?
Having reliable data and a robust collection methodology are vital for the credibility of your ESG strategy.
Collecting quality data is the most important aspect of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting.
The number of data sources is generally much higher than in the financial reporting process.
The difference stems from ESG reporting which involves many different aspects, such as health and safety reports, fuel consumption, property management, waste management, etc.
Despite technological improvements in large organisations over the years, most organisations have multiple non-integrated operational systems from which these data are extracted, making the collection of ESG data very difficult.