Summary of Example Reports

Limited Assurance ->General

Danisco, headquartered in Denmark, provides food ingredients, enzymes, and bio-based solutions in more than 40 countries. Click to view an example of Danisco’s Limited Assurance statement which shows a general assurance for the entire report.

Limited Assurance -> Specific

Transalta is an energy corporation headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Transalta’s Limited Assurance statement shows that specific indicators were checked for accuracy. Click to view an example of Transalta’s Limited Assurance statement.

Reasonable Assurance -> General

Centrica is an integrated energy company with operations mainly in the UK, where it is headquartered, and North America. The company sources, generates, processes, trades and stores energy. Centrica provided Reasonable Assurance on the overall (general) Corporate Responsibility Report. Click to view an example of Centrica’s Report.

Reasonable Assurance -> Specific

Exxon Mobil is headquartered in the United States with energy operations in many countries of the world. Exxon Mobil’s Reasonable Assurance Statement is on the specific processes for reporting of safety, health and environmental indicators and selected additional indicators. Click to view an example of Exxon Mobil’s Reasonable Assurance Statement.

Both Reasonable and Limited Assurance – Same Report

Vodafone is a telecommunications company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Vodafone used both Reasonable and Limited assurances for various parts of its report. Click to view an example of Vodafone’s report.

Reasonable Assurance -> Specific

Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and is a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment and services, such as network equipment and systems for mobile calls. Ericsson’s assurance statement indicates that it is a reasonable assurance on specific parts of the report. Click to view the characteristics of Ericsson’s Assurance Statement.

Internal Audit and Reasonable External Assurance -> Specific

Johnson Matthey is a British chemical company and conglomerate. The company headquarters is located near London, England. Note that Johnson Matthey’s report provides both internal audit and external independent third party assurances on specific parts of the report. The type of assurance provided is reasonable. Click on the picture to view these characteristics of Johnson Matthey’s assurance statement.

Toshiba Corporation is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with businesses in infrastructure, consumer products, electronic devices and components. Toshiba Group’s CSR Report provided a commentary by a professor, a third-party commentary, on the two-way communication provided by the report, materiality, the KPIs (key performance indicators), and the contribution to society /environment through business. Toshiba also responds to these comments. Click here to view Toshiba’s report.
Ford is an international automobile manufacturer headquartered in the United States. Ford used a combination of third party (stakeholder) commentary and third party assurances for its report. The combination of assurance of data accuracy and level of performance allows the reader to make the sustainability report more useful to both external readers and management in planning for continuous improvement. Click to view the combination of assurances for Ford.
Westpac is a financial institution headquartered in Australia. Westpac Group uses stakeholder engagement and a number of different controls and assurances to ensure credibility in its reporting. Click here to view Westpac’s report.