ASSURANCE

Supporting Companies to adopt and implement sustainability and social responsibility principles and standards

Assurance on sustainability report (SR) or integrated report (IR) will increase reliability, validity, and value of the report. This will help the reporting companies to gain trust from the key stakeholders. Our assurance services will help the reporting companies to showcase its economic, environmental and social performance to all stakeholders by increasing the report adherence to the applicable standards and principles, such as GRI Standards, SASB, and AA1000. As a certified AA1000 AccountAbility assurance provider, we will evaluate the nature and extent of the reports against accountability principles: inclusivity, materiality, responsiveness, and impact. Visit SR Asia GREAT page to find out more about our assurance services and certification programs for writers and assurors.

SR Asia performs an assurance service by referring to certain principles, standards, and regulations that apply to clients’ business environment and their sustainability context. Our assurance tool, the SR Asia Great, is designed to be adaptable and meet the companies’ needs and expectations. It can accommodate any principles, standards, and regulations into the assurance indicators that are used by the assurors to perform the assurance work.
A number of references for assurance that have been adopted into SR Asia GREAT are as follows:

  • AA1000 AccountAbility Principle (2018)
  • GRI Standards 2016 and after
  • SASB Standards (some industry sectors)
  • International Integrated Reporting Framework
  • Regulation of Indonesia Financial Services Authority No.51/POJK.03/2017 (Indonesian companies only)

 

Contact SR Asia here to get more information about the references that have been adopted into SR Asia Great assurance indicators.

An assurance service usually covers the following activities:

  1. Please be noted that the scope of activity may be adjusted to meet the needs, characteristics, and sustainability context of the clients.
  2. An assurance project preparation starts with an initial engagement between the client (which is the management of the company) and SR Asia, or an assuror certified by SR Asia. A meeting shall be conducted to discuss the assurance plan, including assurance type, level, references, and schedule as well as the communication protocol between the client and the Assurance Team.
  3. The assuror submits a project application form through the SR Asia Great platform. Information is needed by the assuror to fill-up the form, such as a short profile of the company, reporting profile, data contributors, and material topics presented in the report.
  4. Once SR Asia Great Administrator has approved the assurance project application form, the Assurance Team can start to conduct an initial assessment on the report draft submitted by the client.
  5. A visit to the client’s head office is carried out (1) to discuss with the management representative and data contributors about the report draft and findings from initial assessment, as well as (2) to trace back sustainability performance data and information as presented in the report to the sources and evidence documents.
  6. In particular conditions, such as during the pandemic, video conferencing can be conducted instead of a visit.
  7. When applicable, the Assurance Team directly observe particular operations or activities as evidence samples.
  8. After the visit, the Assurance Team allows the client to revise the report draft, most likely maximum in two weeks.
  9. The Assurance Team will generate recommendations for future improvements and come up with an Independent Assurance Statement after the client has submitted the revised report draft.

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SR Asia Bangladesh

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Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

SR Asia Philippines

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SR Asia Indonesia

PT. Sejahtera Rambah Asia
Jalan MT Haryono Kav.2-3, Tebet Barat
Tebet, Jakarta 12810, Indonesia