How to report on the SDGs?
Who’s behind it? – KPMG
How can it help? – This study aims to help companies to report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides guidance on where to start and what SDG reporting can look like. It proposes quality criteria for SDG reporting which can be applied for a broad range of company reporting. In addition, it analyses how reporting from some of the world largest 250 companies measures up against these criteria and provides readers with a usable benchmark.
The study found that the SDGs most commonly prioritized by leading companies are Climate Action (SDG13), Decent Work & Economic Growth (SDG8) and Good Health & Wellbeing (SDG3), whereas the SDGs least commonly prioritized are Life on Land (SDG15), Zero Hunger (SDG2) and Life Below Water (SDG14). About 75 percent of companies that report on the SDGs discuss the impact their business has on the goals, but reporting is largely unbalanced with most companies discussing their positive impacts but not the negative.