The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive expands the existing sustainability reporting requirements and brings more companies under its scope.
On 21 June 2022, the European Parliament and European Council reached a provisional political agreement on the terms of the EU’s proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The CSRD will extend the current sustainability reporting requirements in the EU (namely those under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD)), to include more companies and topics and to require more detailed disclosures, and represents a key piece of legislation in the international trend towards increasing sustainability-related reporting by companies. The European Parliament indicated this international aim in its press release announcing the agreement, stating that the CSRD “aims to end greenwashing and lay the groundwork for sustainability reporting standards at global level.”
While the full text of the agreed version of the CSRD has not yet been made public, the press releases from the European Parliament and Council do shine some light on the key provisions that will likely be included in the final document. Continue Reading