Set Your DirectionAre You Focused on the Right Issues?
Using our proven materiality assessment process, we help you to uncover blind spots, verify focus areas, prioritize issues, and determine what’s most actionable for your company. Our clients benefit from a process that creates alignment between business strategy and sustainability strategy.
Visioning & Goal-Setting
BrownFlynn can lead a visioning exercise to guide your company in articulating a sustainability vision and facilitate your team through the process of establishing sustainability goals and metrics aligned with your sustainability vision, material topics and, if desired, the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Strategy & Policy Development
We create a strategic plan for proactively managing your material sustainability topics. As needed, we support implementation of your plan and provide recommendations for responsible policies (e.g. Human Rights, Sustainable Supply Chain, Climate Change, etc.). For each of these policies, we highlight best practices and provide support during your drafting process.
Sustainability Governance Recommendations
We engage executives to secure the necessary buy-in and structure to effectively manage sustainability at your organization. This includes aligning ownership for sustainability at every level of the organization—from the board of directors to department managers.
Strategic Partnership Development
Our team has the relationships to make connections for you with industry associations, strategic organizations, and information partners. These partners provide exceptional opportunities for networking and best practices, access to research and data, and other resources to take your sustainability performance to the next level.
We advise you on all aspects of developing a sustainability council—identifying council members, council communications and education, facilitation of meetings, building buy-in, and establishing your charter.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
BrownFlynn can help your company determine how your sustainability priorities align with the UN SDGs. We consider SDG alignments within materiality assessments, sustainability goal-setting, and report development—or we can facilitate a stand-alone SDG Strategy Workshop to determine how your company can contribute to the SDGs.
Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability
Name of the organization
Primary brands, products, and services
Location of organization’s headquarters
Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report
Nature of ownership and legal form
Scale of the reporting organization
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender
Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
Description of the organization’s supply chain
Significant changes during the reporting period regarding organization's size, structure, ownership, or supply chain
Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization
Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses
Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations
Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports
Process for defining report content
Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary within the organization
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary outside the organization
Explanation of the effect of and reasons for any restatements of information provided in earlier reports
Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process
Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns
Date of most recent previous report
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
‘In accordance’ option and GRI Content Index
Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
Governance structure of organization, including committees of the highest governance body
The organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics
Disclosure on Management Approach for Aspect
Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations.
Financial assistance received from government.
Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.
Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region.
Average hours of training per year per employee, by gender and by employee category.
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.