Transparency in Corporate Reporting 2012
Transparency International(TI) has assessed the 105 largest publicly listed global corporation according to the Forbes Global 2000 list. The ranking covers three fields: anti-corruption, organizational transparency and country-wise reporting. The ranking-results are only built on publicly available data published by the corporations assessed – as TI considers this part of the core objective of the ranking.
While one could argue that the dimensions covered are not sufficient to make an overall statement of the state of transparent reporting of a global corporation the ranking, its methodology and accessibility of the methodology have to be considered as best practice. By this TI fulfills requirements it demands from corporate actors – which is not necessarily a standard in global acting NGOs.
Given the global credibility of TI its Transparency in Corporate Reporting – Ranking has definitely high influence on the reputation of global corporations. Further it provides clear guidance to corporate actors where to advance in anti-corruption programs, other fields of transparency or at least the communication about it. It allows also to benchmark against other companies. A real value would be provided if TI would repeat the ranking in order to assess progress made in this field.
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– 15 points –
– 49 (out of 60) –