"The issuer may seek independent assurance to strengthen the credibility of the ESG information disclosed.
HKEX's Appendix 27 Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide (Point 9)
Credibility comprises the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. With customers, investors, pre-employee and other key stakeholders subjected to thousands of brand messages a day, business must make an impression quickly.
Scenarios requiring interparty trust are quite common in the business world as well, where customers, investors or other stakeholders expect not only an accurate info, but also a trustworthy mechanism for verifying that the info have not been altered after the fact in a convenient way.
Effectively communicating your business credentials and providing legitimate proof to back up your sustainability claims by independent third parties is trustworthy verification for customers, investors, analysts, ESG/Sustainability report writers, auditors, and other stakeholders.
SocietyNext Foundation (SN) is registered non-profit organziation independent assurance and issue SDG-based Vertification Statement for your initatives (SDG Assurance). All SDG Badges and SDG World Records are eligible to apply the Vertification Statement.
In the Era of the Digitial, Vertification Statement also support Decentralized Doc (Immutable) Cloud Storage with an online short link (http://sdg.do/<code>) for vertification. The Immutable means that the uploaded vertified files is unchanging over time. It brings more trust and integrity to the data different stakeholders use and share every day.
To learn more about SDG-based Vertification Statement
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.