Magazine article New Zealand Management

Reporting Success for New Zealand Companies

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Reporting Success for New Zealand Companies

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For the fifth consecutive year Auckland's WaterCare Services has triumphed at the transTasman Sustainable Reporting Awards winning the 'Best Report in the Water Sector' in recognition of continual leadership in reporting among its peers.

Vodafone New Zealand was also recognised, winning the 'Best Local Report from a Global Organisation' in recognition of the company's detailed response to local stakeholder issues.

The awards recognise excellence in sustainability reporting incorporating environmental and social impacts. Companies are judged based on the transparency in their reporting and how well they communicate their sustainability performance. Reports must achieve a high level of credibility and provide evidence of the integration of sustainability issues within the business processes and strategy of their organisation.

The overall winner of the 'Best Sustainability Report' was BHP Billiton and there was a surprise in the financial services category with ANZ taking out the top prize amid fierce competition.

Lyn Mayes of the NZBCSD, one of the eight judges, says it is refreshing to see New Zealand organisations once again receiving one of the top awards.

"This year the judges agreed that in addition to an overall winner, we should judge winners of specific sectors to encourage peer leadership. …

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