Proceedings of the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference 'Anthropogenic Transformation of Geospace: Nature, Economy, Society' (ATG 2019)

Environmental Component of Nonfinancial Reporting: Development Trends and World Practice

Authors
Elena Zalizniak, Anna Matveeva, Yuliya Polovinkina, Sergey Kirillov
Corresponding Author
Elena Zalizniak
Available Online 8 February 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.200202.064How to use a DOI?
Keywords
nonfinancial reporting, environmental responsibility of business, sustainable development, transparency of environmental information, enterprises, region
Abstract

The article discusses the main trends in the development of non-financial reporting in Russian companies. We have analyzed international experience of various countries in the disclosure of environmentally relevant information in compliance with the generally accepted GRI criteria. Russian organizations account for slightly more than 1% in the overall structure of reports. We have carried out a thorough analysis of the official websites of Volgograd companies with a high risk of disclosure of environmentally relevant information. Research results show that only 30% of companies have their own websites, but the information available cannot provide an overall picture of the current environmental policy effectiveness. It is also not possible to obtain reports in the field of sustainable development in accordance with international criteria. An additional stage of the study consists of mailing the authors’ questionnaire on the level of companies’ readiness to provide environmentally relevant information to stakeholders. The survey has resulted in an almost complete disregard of participation – only 2 out of 67 companies took part in it. The solution of the problem may consist in informing companies about the undeniable advantages of compiling an environmental report in the field of sustainable development with the free consulting support of specialists involved in environmental protection (regional non-profit organizations, the scientific community).

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference 'Anthropogenic Transformation of Geospace: Nature, Economy, Society' (ATG 2019)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
8 February 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-898-7
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.200202.064How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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