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The Sustainability Report is a document that is compiled periodically by an organization, company, public body or association that certifies their reporting in a more complete way than the operating budget, highlighting the impact the entity has on the local area, environment and social context in addition to the financial aspect.

Once a year the Report is presented to stakeholders to show compliance with the principles upheld as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). By stakeholders, we mean employees, suppliers, including the press and local authorities, and shareholders.

There are various reasons for presenting a sustainability report. For some companies, compiling the report might certainly be a legal requirement, but it means more than that. Publishing this document means that an entity shows awareness about and a responsibility for the environment and people; it creates a reliable image of the company.

Sustainability Report

No single model exists by law, yet the information that Ruffino has reported follows guidelines such as the Global Reporting Initiative.

The GRI is an organization that was established to assist companies in reporting the impact they have on sustainability (economic, environmental and social). The model is widely used as it is suitable for any type of organization (intersectorial and international) and can be varied depending on the case in hand.

The contents of the report, although they change as needed, have certain things in common, such as the letter to stakeholders from the management; a methodological note; the profile of the organization, governance and strategy; and the reporting of material (relevant) topics, which can be broken down by stakeholder (customers, suppliers, employees, local communities, environment) or by impact type (on the economy, environment or the social aspect).

Having the data published in the sustainability report verified by a third party ensures credibility and guarantees adherence to the guidelines, while adding or deleting any data deemed necessary or compatible. Ruffino chose DNV for the Assurance of the Sustainability Report.

The report with Ruffino Cares

 The document also reports the activities carried out as part of Ruffino Cares, a project established in 2018 as a container for Corporate Social Responsibility actions and which has now become a fully-fledged business strategy. This change in perspective has resulted in Ruffino Cares extending across a number of business areas and becoming a unique language across all the company’s best practices. The report illustrates the action areas, stating the logo and four pillars on which Ruffino Cares is based at the start of the chapter or paragraph, depending on the topic.

 

The new Sustainability Report
for the fiscal year 2021

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