The European Union (EU) has recently taken a significant step towards creating a more sustainable and responsible business environment by introducing the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The directive replaces the existing Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and will require large companies to report on their sustainability and social responsibility efforts in a more detailed and standardized way. The CSRD will cover a wide range of sustainability topics, including environmental impact, social responsibility, and governance, and apply to all types of companies in the next four years. This will enable stakeholders to compare the sustainability efforts of different companies and track progress over time, thereby creating a more competitive business environment. The CSRD is expected to provide investors and consumers with more accurate and reliable information, encourage companies to improve their sustainability efforts, and create a more sustainable and responsible business environment that benefits society as a whole. To prepare for the new directive, companies can contact companies like Datalitiks, an award-winning data-driven start-up company that leverages technology and data to help organisations understand their ESG priorities and track their sustainability efforts.
Just as digital transformation pushed organisations to strengthen their operating models with technology at heart, now every business needs to address the subject matter of sustainability, and technology is again taking centre stage.
Sustainability and technology should not be natural enemies. With each passing year, the importance of sustainability impresses itself more firmly within contemporary culture. Sustainable choices have revolutionised our daily lives, ‘going green’ is featured in most businesses’ mission statements and political strategies, and it is a top priority for digital innovations. More recently, terms like ‘sustainable technology’ and ‘e-mobility’ firmly entered the conversation, and it looks like these ideas have already started to transform the transport industry and the future of mobility. (more…)