For us, Sustainability is a business strategy that drives long-term corporate growth and profitability through the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the business model.
This 'integrated thinking' model has become the new norm in mainstream business practice and has lead to the emerging of Integrated Reporting. Integrated Reports are more useful for analysis and decision-making by both internal and external stakeholders. More transparent and meaningful sustainability disclosure are key features of mature Integrated Reports. At the heart of Integrated Reporting lies 'integrated thinking', transparency and succinct communication of an organisation's value creation over time.
As the practice of reporting continues to mature, it is imperative that we ensure that organisations' activities are leading to a sustainable global economy. This means that the data collected and reported needs to empower informed decision-making, both for management, other stakeholders and the planet that sustains us.