The 2014 EU Directive on Disclosure of non-financial and diversity information came into effect in 2017. This means that if you are a CSR manager you are probably already beginning the process of gathering information and figuring out what you need to include in your 2017 CSR report. Did you know we have plenty of resources to support your reporting activities and make your preparations a little easier?

The 2014 EU directive is an amendment to the EU Accounting Directive (2013/34/EU)  and came into effect by December, 2017. It was created with the purpose to increase transparency on non-financial and diversity information. It requires ‘large public-interest entities’ with more than 500 employees to disclose a description of their business model, outcomes and risks for matters relating to the environment, social and employee welfare, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery matters.

For the exact reporting requirements and to check if your company falls within these criteria, go here.

Make use of UTZ resources

If your company already sources UTZ products, you may well wish to make use of UTZ resources in your reporting activities. UTZ customers already have a wealth of information at their fingertips to show their contribution to the welfare of farmers and workers as well as the environmental wellbeing of the planet by sourcing UTZ. The UTZ impact map has stories about farmers around the world, data, and studies that can support your company’s reporting process.

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Please note that UTZ is offering support by making information available, and that companies at all times remain responsible for their own reporting.