Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting frameworks are developed and enforced by government institutions to ensure organizations define their ESG objectives. The impact of these goals on business and the environment is very diverse. Many of these published frameworks focus mainly on carbon footprints and environmental impacts, while other frameworks address social issues like human rights and social outcomes.

ESG Framework Development

The ESG framework is complex and developing it requires a deeper knowledge of the full spectrum of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. This knowledge is a combination of domain expertise and compliance know-how in the ESG space. ESG-related domain expertise includes sustainability, human rights, corporate governance, social compliance in different regulatory jurisdictions, and how to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards.

Most commonly used ESG frameworks for Supply Chain Sustainability:

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG)
  • UN Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
  • Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
  • International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
  • Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
  • UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights
  • and many more

In order to identify the appropriate ESG Framework for your organization, you need to determine which framework applies based on your geography of presence and the products and services you sell. The next step is to perform a gap analysis with respect to measuring parameters like scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 with respect to the environment. Inclusion and diversity in social issues and governance issues such as transparency and accountability.

Further, develop an ESG strategy that includes the goals and objectives of your company’s ESG initiatives. This strategy should include the strategies, tactics, and processes you will use to achieve them. A good place to start would be to find a capable outsourcing partner, such as us.

ComplianceXL bridges the gap between strategy and execution. With our expertise in identifying the applicable frameworks for your organization based on your operational geography, you can achieve environmental, social, and governance goals while at the same time accelerating your business. Our responsibility is to ensure that the company’s ESG reporting frameworks set standards and guidelines that are accurate, timely, and consistent.

We at ComplianceXL understand the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting in today’s business world. Our comprehensive ESG solutions package is designed to meet all of your ESG reporting needs. As the ESG reporting landscape grows more complex, our team of experts is committed to helping you stay on top of the latest regulations and best practices.