Sustainability Reporting

Standards in support of Sustainability Reporting

CEN and CENELEC are working hard to support companies across many sectors to report on their sustainability performance under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

This work is important for efficiency, clarity and consistency in the development of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) by linking them as closely as possible with CEN, CENELEC, ISO and IEC standards.

The CSRD requires companies to report on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, which represent an opportunity to improve performance in these areas.


Investors and financial markets are increasingly paying attention to the sustainability of the companies in which they choose to invest.


For a long time CEN, ISO, CENELEC, IEC standards have been helping organizations’ achieve their ESG objectives and in future will enable them to improve the robustness of their sustainability reporting.





Read CEN and CENELEC’s new brochure on standards for sustainability reporting.

CEN and CENELEC have published a brochure showcasing how standards can be used to support companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals and what role they can play in ESG reporting.


Read CEN and CENELEC brochure




CEN, CENELEC and EFRAG join forces to foster synergies in sustainability reporting.

A Memorandum of Understanding enhances the commitment to develop maximum synergies between the different European Standards developed by EFRAG and by CEN and CENELEC in the field of sustainability reporting. The aim is to facilitate the implementation of sustainability reporting requirements for European businesses.


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CEN and CENELEC welcome the first set of Sustainability Reporting Standards adopted by the European Commission.

On 31 July 2023, the European Commission adopted the Delegated Act on the first set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). CEN and CENELEC welcome its adoption and the recent changes made to include reference to standards developed by CEN, CENELEC, ISO and IEC.


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