EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive Comes into Effect

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help stakeholders understand the impact of the European Union (EU) Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

The CSRD came into effect on January 5, 2023. It is the latest EU initiative to improve the quality and comparability of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures. It replaces and significantly expands the scope of existing sustainability reporting requirements under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).

The CSRD applies to all large and listed companies on EU regulated markets. A large company can be defined as an EU company or an EU subsidiary of a non-EU company meeting two out of the three following criteria at its balance sheet date:

– Net turnover exceeding €40 million; and/or
– Balance sheet assets exceeding €20 million; and/or
– More than 250 employees on average during the financial year

Under the CSRD, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have a delayed compliance date. Micro-enterprises are excluded from complying with the directive.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 034.23 to give stakeholders an overview of the introduction of the CSRD and its impact on businesses.

EU member states must integrate the CSRD into their national law within 18 months of it coming into effect on January 5, 2023.

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SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full EU Publishes Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Louann Spirito
Consumer and Retail – Softlines
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
Tel: +1 973 461 7919
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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