Assessment: Sustainability Report
Required: Students are required to meet as a group to choose two Australian companies that participate in Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Specifically, as a group, students identify the two companies, their sustainability reports for the same year and collect any further published information on the company’s approach to sustainability or non-financial reporting. Using the companies identified by the group, students are required to individually write a report addressing the following:
The two companies I chose were Woolworths Group and Dexus. I have attached their sustainability reports for 2021.
Part 1. Compare and contrast the disclosures made by the two companies and determine whether the reports reflect the principles of the GRI. For the GRI, you must refer to the GRI Reporting Principles for defining report content (GRI 101: Foundation). You must touch on accounting theory that the company may be relying on.
Part 2. Choose one of the companies identified by the group and analyse its sustainability strategies, and develop specific recommendations on how it might be improved. Maybe a recommendation could stem from an accounting theory.
Format: The word limit is 2500 words. Your word count must be included on your cover page. Nothing is to be excluded from the word count. If you exceed the word limit, 10% of the total marks will be deducted as a penalty. In text referencing is required for all sources used and a complete list of references must be provided using the Harvard Referencing System.
Your submission must contain the following (i.e. all files must be combined into one file and in this order): Cover page (You can design your own cover page) Part 1 Part 2 Reference list The style must be as following: Font – Times New Roman Size – 12point Spacing – 1.5 lines Margins not less than 2.5 cm Each page must have a footer containing the following: ACCG8150, S2, 2021 Your SID Page number
I have attached the GRI Reporting principles for you to use, and the two sustainability reports. As well as the assignment and marking rubric. Please find other published information on the company’s approach to sustainability or non-financial reporting.