ESG Reporting and our Service Flow

After announcing the latest ESG Reporting Guide (Main Board Appendix 27 or GEM Board Appendix 20) to guide public companies in disclosing their ESG performances in 2012, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) has upgraded the ESG reporting requirement from “voluntary” to “comply or explain” with material environmental key performance indicators (KPI) as mandatory, effective from financial year of January 2017. All listed companies in Hong Kong are therefore required to produce and issue an annual ESG Report to fulfill the new HKEx requirements, or a detailed explanation for not issuing the Report to HKEx.

ESG reporting and other similar voluntary disclosure practices have been adopted in many private and listed companies worldwide. While many formats have been utilized to describe environmental and social performances, Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) standard has become the most prominent reporting standard.

We understand that listed companies tend to have a few common challenges when they begin their ESG reporting process. Some companies might not have a solid direction or professional talents on reporting ESG-related aspects, policies and indicators, as well as the lack of related monitoring platform and effective data collection.

The benefits of our sustainability consulting services include:

  • Compliance and disclosure
  • Operational cost control
  • Corporate sustainability competitive landscape identification
  • Risk assessment and management

ESG / Sustainability Reporting - Service Flow

We follow the following flow when preparing our ESG and sustainability reports

Proposal Consultation & Kick-off Meeting
We consult one-on-one to understand each clients' requirement and specifications on each project. We work closely with our clients' team and it all starts with a kick-off meeting.

Operations / Site Visits
We tend to visit our clients' most material operations and/or sites. It gives us insights on the actual operations of our clients and allows us to give concrete suggestions on improving performance.

Data Collection
We collaborate closely with our client and their teams to gather data from multiple departments and operational sites. Our TrackESG™ system significantly helps with data collection from complicated and diverse sites.

Stakeholder Engagement
We identify and engage multiple stakeholder groups through customized surveys, interviews, focus groups and more. For details, please see our stakeholder engagement service.

Data Analysis
Environmental and social data are analyzed and displayed transparently for audience's easy read. All data also comply with their corresponding KPI requirements.

Report Generation
We pride ourselves for our unique approaches to report generation for each and every one of our clients. We believe that each client and their operations is special in some way, shape or form, and their sustainability reports should reflect that.