Gaining independent assurance of your company’s CR or sustainability report is vital to securing the trust of your stakeholders. It instils confidence that what you are saying about your performance has been subject to proper scrutiny.
Although uptake of assurance continues to rise, the assurance statements in many reports still tend to be limited to verification of data. At Two Tomorrows, we go beyond this to examine how well the report addresses the issues of greatest materiality to your business and your stakeholders.
Through this approach, we have for many years been a leader in the provision of independent assurance of sustainability reporting.
Our assurance process
Our assurance process is a robust and credible approach founded on best practice. We carry out a rigorous review of data and claims in the report and examine management arrangements, processes and data-collection systems.
Where appropriate, we engage stakeholders in the assurance process, for example by interviewing opinion formers or convening a stakeholder advisory panel. This means that, as well as providing an opinion on the quality and accuracy of your performance information, we can assess your report against the three core principles of stakeholder accountability: inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness.
Where required, we can also refer to internationally recognised standards such as AA1000AS and ISAE3000. Today, we are the world’s number one assuror of reports using AA1000AS, according to figures from CorporateRegister.com.
In our assurance statement, and in our direct feedback to you, we are not afraid to speak our mind. Unlike some providers, we will not shy away from offering meaningful opinion. The end result is assurance that achieves its aim: greater trust among stakeholders. In addition, our clients say they derive value from our recommendations as they help them focus on key areas of risk and opportunity.