Awards shortlist for excellence in environmental reporting

HM Prison Service, Abbey National, the Environment Agency and Thames Water have all reached the shortlist for 2002’s environmental reporting award from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

ACCA founded the UK Environmental Reporting Awards in 1991 in order to give recognition to organisations that disclose their environmental information. In previous years winners have included Shell International and the Co-operative Bank – both in 2000; United Utilities in 1999; and Anglian Water in 1998.

Companies’ reports are being judged on their completeness, credibility and ability to communicate clearly. Readers should be able to form a complete view of the organisation’s operations and environmental impact; they should also provide assurance that there are organisational structures in place to allow the company to accurately present information on its environmental impact. Excellent reports will also contain interactions with stakeholders and third party statements.

Finally, reports will be judged on their layout and appearance, their readability and their accessibility.

This year’s winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 20 March 2003.

ACCA also awards companies in its social and sustainability reporting categories. Awards are also given to companies in Ireland, Europe, Pakistan, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the US.

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