Assurance for sustainability leader
Two Tomorrows has provided independent assurance of The Co-operative’s influential and highly regarded sustainability report for six straight years
Our assurance for the world’s largest cooperative involves extensive analysis of the reliability of data and claims in its report. In addition, we assess how well the organisation understands its material issues and is responding to the issues that matter most to stakeholders. Our work is carried out in accordance with the AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS)
Most recently, we assured the organisation's 2011 sustainability report. The report covers The Co-operative’s 2011 performance against its Ethical Plan, setting out clearly where it has or indeed hasn’t achieved its targets and, crucially, providing over 40 performance benchmarks allowing for direct comparison with its sector peers. The Report is consistent with the latest GRI G3.1 guidelines, and is GRI checked to the highest application level of A+.
Our assurance of The Co-operative's 2009 and 2010 reports won the Credibility Through Assurance award at the CR Reporting Awards (CRRA).
On top of our assurance work, we have twice been asked by The Co-operative to carry out detailed benchmarking of its strategy, policies, management systems and performance, and to provide comparisons with other sustainability leaders.