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Environmental reporting

Environmental reporting has become far more prominent in recent years due to increasing legislation and greater customer interest. This eBook focuses on environmental reporting requirements for UK organisations including the measurement of environmental impacts. It also covers voluntary reporting and likely future developments.

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Environmental reporting

Tony Hoskins
ICSA Publishing Ltd, 2013

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1. What should be reported upon?

Chapter 1 addresses what areas of environmental impact should be reported upon and the measurement systems that need to be in place. It also considers why environmental reporting matters.

2. The origins of reporting requirements

Chapter 2 provides background to the international development of environmental management. It looks at the various United Nations Protocols and why they may be of importance to an organisation.

3. Legal reporting requirements: UK, European and worldwide

Chapter 3 discusses the legislative areas that impose requirements on some form of environmental reporting and why fulfilling the legal reporting requirements matters.

4. Organisations' voluntary reporting requirements

Chapter 4 focuses on voluntary reporting and how organisations should be aware of developments in this area as they may act as a predictor of future legislative developments.

5. Likely future developments

With the requirements for environmental reporting continually expanding, Chapter 5 looks at likely future developments.

6. Measuring and reporting – how to do it

Chapter 6 focuses on reporting procedures and how this reporting can be managed to the greatest benefit of the organisations involved. It also looks at the measurement of environmental impacts which can be particularly challenging for organisations.

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