Why Reports Assurance?
Reports Assurance is requested by organizations to enhance the credibility of its report. Accordingly, the use of external assurance for sustainability reports has been a global practice for many years.
Accordingly to global frameworks and standards for reporting on Sustainability Commitment and practices within the organization, it is expected that organizations seek external assurance that is performed by competent experts (assurance providers) who follow evidence-based processes and professional standards for assurance .
Assurance Providers must be independent from the organization to able to reach and publish an objective and impartial opinion or conclusions about the relevant assured report.
What is Report Assurance?
It is the set of activities designed and conducted with the objective to publish "Assurance Conclusion" about:
Note that Report Assurance's activities are different from activities designed to assess or validate the quality or level of performance of an organization, such as issuing performance certifications or compliance assessments.
External Assurance vs. Internal Control ?
An organization can have systems of internal controls in place to ensure the overall integrity and credibility of internal systems of , but not limited to :
But those internal controls do not extend to those controls that are required to address the reliability of information in a sustainability report.
Why DCarbon Assurance?
Our Assurance follows rigorous processes that are based on years of hands-on expertise and global standards :
We use broadly-accessible language in our assurance statements or opinions and limit technical languages in areas where it is required as per global practices or standards' requirements.