Insights into Top 100 Integrated Reporting Trends - 2013

One of the landmark events in the road towards better integrated reporting is the launch of the Consultation Draft of the International Integrated Reporting Framework by the IIRC (International Integrated Reporting Council) in April 2013. The IIRC is chaired by Professor Mervyn King from South Africa, after whom the King reports were named. The South African involvement and support is very clear from the fact that 7 (seven) of the largest companies in South Africa are part of the Pilot Programme Business Network of the IIRC, which has the purpose of:

  • Providing the IIRC with structured feedback on key building blocks in the Framework to inform its development and practical application, and
  • Building business momentum towards implementation of Integrated Reporting.

These seven companies’ are across all sectors, namely State Owned Companies (Eskom holdings SOC Limited, Transnet SOC Limited and Coega Development Corporation), JSE Listed Companies (Gold Fields Limited, Anglogold Ashanti Limited and Sasol Limited) and the private company Strate Limited. What is furthermore very encouraging is that 13 of the 74 integrated annual reports in the Emerging Integrated Reporting Databases are from South African companies:

  • ABSA Group
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
  • Exxaro Resources Limited
  • Gold Fields Limited
  • Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
  • Liberty Holdings Limited
  • Nedbank Group Limited
  • Pretoria Portland Cement Limited
  • Sasol Limited
  • Standard Bank Group
  • Transnet Limited
  • Truworths International
  • Vodacom Group

Nkonki is grateful for these companies’ proactive leadership role in the Integrated Reporting space, and congratulates them all. It is essential to realise that Integrated Reporting is not just about the reporting of economic, social, governance and environmental performance in an integrated manner. It is about Integrated Thinking, because that is the starting point for operating in an integrated manner and Integrated Reporting should thus follow automatically. Nkonki Inc is pleased with the progress that we experience in Integrated Reporting on an annual basis when analysing the Integrated Reports of the JSE Top 100 Listed Companies and those listed on the SRI. This report tells the story of this progress and it will bring you more insights and help you to benchmark and improve Integrated Thinking and Integrated Reporting in your company.

I would like to thank Monash South Africa (a campus of Monash University, Australia) anf there independent panel consisting of Professor Anton du Toit, Blanche Steyn, Adrian Pilley and Rufaro Gweshe. A comprehensive study and analysis of the Integrated Reports of 107 companies could not have been an easy task. Their diligence in undertaking this research can never be underestimated. As Nkonki lnc, we are excited about the role we are playing in providing Thought Leadership in this most challenging topic of Integrated Thinking and Integrated Reporting. We are also proud in presenting this report and trust that it would be of value.

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