AWARD-WINNING SUSTAINABILITY ASSURANCE FROM BUREAU VERITAS
Aug. 25 2020
Bureau Veritas is delighted to have supported Nestlé SA with award-winning independent assurance of their recent corporate responsibility report, as recognised by Corporate Register, the world’s largest CR report directory.
Nestlé SA’s Creating Shared Value and Meeting our Commitments 2018 Progress report won the Credibility through Assurance award in the Corporate Register Reporting Awards 2020, which is awarded for the assurance statement from an independent third party that adds most credibility to a report. It is the third time in a row that Nestlé SA, with assurance from Bureau Veritas, has won the award.
The Bureau Veritas Sustainability team has provided independent assurance across a wide range of topics to Nestlé over a long-standing partnership, each time providing reassurance to stakeholders of the accuracy, reliability and objectivity of the reported information.
Helen Medina, Senior Public Affairs Manager from Nestlé SA says, “We are delighted to have continued support from Bureau Veritas and independent assurance is a vital element of any report we publish to ensure traceability and credibility.”
Vishal Goel, Associate Director for Sustainability at Bureau Veritas, said: “With a team of sustainability experts, Bureau Veritas provides an objective opinion of sustainability reporting to reassure stakeholders that the information is accurate and free of bias.
“Our methodology incorporates recognised best practices and we constantly review and adapt our internal protocols to align with existing standards and frameworks, including the AA1000 Assurance Standard, GRI standards and the ISAE3000 standard for auditing of non-financial information.
“We are delighted to have offered this service to Nestlé in accordance with the AA1000 assurance standard for a number of years and of course to have received recognition for the quality of our independent assurance for Nestlé’s report from Corporate Register.”