Various bodies exercise regulatory or supervisory authority over commercial activity in the UK. These include the Environment Agency, Care Quality Commission, Ofwat and Ofgem. All these regulators require their member companies to report on performance and new initiatives etc in order to protect the interests of partners such as consumers, regulate competition between providers and monitor social and environmental issues within the industry. These reports are not necessarily annual or even financial year-end dependant, instead they can emerge as un-planned adhoc requirements throughout the business year.
The member companies are our clients for this sort of work – our Annual Report design, print, project management and production skills are a good foundation for delivering regulatory reports. Namely, working out the key messages that need to be conveyed and bringing often jargon heavy, technical content to life in a way that a lay reader can understand. We do this by deploying infographics and stock photography and the introduction of navigation devices into the document design itself.
Corporations have a responsibility to those groups and individuals that they can affect such as suppliers, NGOs and employees. They equally have a responsibility to society at large – often the communities in which the organisation operates.
Again our Annual Report design, print, project management and production skills form a good foundation for delivering this sort of reporting work. Namely, working out the key messages that need to be conveyed, paying close attention to the target audience needs and bringing technical content to life in a way that a lay reader can understand, that at the same time does not alienate an expert.
Developments in Integrated Reporting have meant that there has been a lot of change in this field in the last two years. We aim to keep abreast of developments by reviewing the best practice information that is shared in the sustainability community and the ability to partner with a sustainability strategy expert, should the task demand it.