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The route to CSRD readiness

Are you ready for the new CSRD reporting requirements?

06. February 2024Iver Lauvsnes

Is your company ready to lead the sustainability charge?

The crucial role of sustainability has become undeniable; it is time to roll up our corporate sleeves and leap into action. Is your corporation ready to lead the charge towards this sustainable future? There is only one way to find out. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) clock is ticking!

Maximizing CSRD readiness

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Despite becoming operational in January 2024, the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive has triggered a seismic shift in corporate reporting. The new EU directive sets unprecedented standards for corporate reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) elements, expanding the necessity of these efforts from mere ethical considerations to a legal obligation. According to a recent market study on sustainability, however, only 24% of Nordic-region corporations claim to be CSRD compliant. This statistic paints a picture of massive corporate transformation in the upcoming years. The big question thus becomes, how prepared is your corporation for CSRD compliance?

Addressing CSRD reporting complexity with digital solutions

The CSRD rulebook has hundreds of data points highlighting the massive escalation of the organizational reporting burden. At present, most corporations rely on manual data aggregation and consolidation.

So, how do corporations future-proof themselves? Like every other business challenge, the answer to CSRD readiness lies in embracing digital transformation, combining the environmental with the digital. By harnessing emerging digital solutions, corporations can efficiently streamline CSRD-reporting tasks, freeing up more organizational resources to commit to sustainability and ESG measures.

Walking towards CSRD readiness: The journey ahead

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The journey towards CSRD readiness requires more than just a digital cure. It requires a culture shift in corporations, pivoting from business models prizing profit over sustainability to ones valuing them as equals. It is a marathon toward a sustainable future and calls for stretching beyond statutory compliance, embedding sustainability into the corporate DNA.

This transformation, however, cannot happen overnight. It needs a systematic phased approach, beginning with internal collaborations to co-design CSRD-ready strategic imperatives. Step Two would enable digital solutions to manage CSRD reporting, closely followed by seamless training for the new processes and requirements. Finally, corporations must continuously measure and optimize their CSRD strategies, ensuring they are always one step ahead.

Download our insights and get started on your journey!

Sure, the road to CSRD readiness may seem long and full of challenges. It is about fostering corporate responsibility to lay the groundwork for a sustainable future and ensuring your corporation remains relevant and thrives in the new normal of business operations. Do not let compliance catch you off guard. Download our comprehensive market research now and let it guide your corporation towards successful and informed CSRD readiness and digital transformation.

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Iver Lauvsnes

Business Developer, T-Systems Northern Europe

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