Write your CSR report
CSR is increasingly included in the reporting which companies are legally required to publish. The Grenelle II Act, with the article 225, introduced the obligation for companies with more than 500 employees to publish a CSR report to make the social and environmental information connected to their activity public. Therefore, the decree is being progressively applied to listed and unlisted companies, with the following chronology:
1- Listed companies for the fiscal year starting after the 31st December 2011;
2- Unlisted companies which employ more than 5 000 employees whose balance sheet or turnover shows a total of more than 1 billion Euros for the fiscal year starting after the 31st December 2011;
3- Unlisted companies which employ more than 2 000 employees or whose balance sheet or turnover shows a total of more than 400 million Euros, for the fiscal year starting after the 31st December 2012;
4- Unlisted companies whose balance sheet or turnover shows a total of more than 100 million Euros or which employ more than 500 employees at a consolidated level, starting from the closing of accounts on 31st December 2013.
This process also includes an inspection in order to be certified. This check is made by an independant professional and will become mandatory from the 31st December 2011 for listed companies and starting from the fiscal year which ended on 31st December 2016 for unlisted companies.
In this way, the decree for the application of the article 225 of the Grenelle II law replaces the 2002 NRE (New Economic Regulations) decree on communicating extra-financial information and " could mark the transition from a sustainable development strategy based on communication to one based on proof and transparency ", commented Pia Imbs, Professor at the Strasbourg Management School and in charge of the MBA in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility there.
However, CSR is in essence a transversal subject and collecting data can quickly become a real nightmare! To avoid your brain overheating, Spidermak can help you make reporting easier, whether you are taking the initiative or come under the obligation of Grenelle II. You can then communicate with complete transparency with precise and quantifiable data about your sustainable development projects. The tool even gives you the choice between different types of reports to satisfy different needs:
- A charity organisation asks you what social commitments you have made? By using the ISO 26000 frame of reference, you can refer to all the CSR projects implemented on this theme.
- A legislator requires to see your Grenelle II report? You can publish it in a flash!
- Your superior would like to know how CSR impacts HR? You can answer with all the projects connected to RH.