In 2020 the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has become a global crisis affecting societies and corporations in an unprecedented way. In March of 2020 most countries around the globe have taken measures in form of shutdowns/lockdowns to counter the pandemic. These counter-measures certainly pose a challenge for most corporations to maintain their business models. Some industries are affected more significantly than others. In order to mitigate negative effects corporations try to adopt their working processess accordingly e.g. by implementing permament home office solutions. In a globalized economy it is save to say that every industry is affected one way or the other.
Update for postponed CSR reporting deadlines 2020
Spring time is usually reporting season for many corporations and sustainability reporting is no exception with fixed reporting deadlines, such as the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) in April or submission of the CDP questionnaires in July.
In the face of these unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CSR-reporting initiatives recognise that many companies will be impacted in their 2020 disclosure schedule and have postponed their deadlines:
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI):
- New CSA timeline is April 1st to July 30th 2020
CDP Questionnaire Response:
- New response deadline is August 26th 2020
DFGE is the perfect partner to accompany you during this process: Over 20 years of experience in multiple different sustainability standards and our principle of Sustainability Intelligence can help you achieve better results and an overall better performance. Furthermore, DFGE acts as a mentor for businesses doing the CDP program including CDP supply chain and we are a CDP climate change consultancy partner since 2014.