Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, Volume by Martin Freedman, Bikki Jaggi

By Martin Freedman, Bikki Jaggi

The accounting occupation, specifically within the US, has misplaced credibility and this has severe implications for environmental reporting. As a couple of papers during this quantity attest, the quantity of environmental reporting has elevated within the interval from the 1980s-mid Nineteen Nineties. in spite of the fact that, the price of these disclosures is open to severe query. The study for many of the papers during this quantity was once accomplished sooner than the Enron scandal, however the findings point out a necessity to re-examine what's mentioned concerning the firm's courting to the actual surroundings.

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The Identification, Measurement, and Reporting of Corporate Social Impacts 25 Now, as in the 1970s, many CEOs are describing their profound interest in providing greater benefits to the community. As aforementioned, too often this has been either empty promises or an inability to deliver on the commitment. This is due to a lack of institutionalization and integration into day-to-day management decisions. If current activities are intended to be more than external reporting for public relations purposes, then they must be part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy that is driven through the organization.

More specifically, each of two independent reviewers accessed each corporate web page and identified all environment-related information disclosures. 11 To the extent that links to deeper levels were indicated, these, too, were followed. All environment-related disclosures were then printed out for hard copy coding. All differences in disclosure across reviewers were discussed and reconciled. Two important exclusions to web page disclosures were made. 13 Similar to the web page analysis, each of the sample company annual reports was examined for environmental disclosures by two independent reviewers.

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