Several suggestions and decisions have been made around CSRD in the last week more specifically on the related ESRS reporting standards.
The CSRD, scheduled to take effect at the start of 2024, represents a substantial revision of the 2014 Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), which currently serves as the sustainability reporting framework in the European Union. These new regulations will notably broaden the scope, compelling over 50,000 companies to furnish sustainability disclosures, as opposed to the current 12,000. Additionally, the CSRD will introduce more comprehensive reporting criteria pertaining to a company’s environmental impact, observance of human rights and social standards, and sustainability-related risks.
The European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), define the regulations and criteria for businesses to report on factors related to sustainability, such as impacts, opportunities, and risks. This reporting is in line with the forthcoming Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive (CSRD) within the European Union.
The final ESRS Standards were officially signed off in July 31, 2023.
But now there have been renewed discussions:
The parliamentary motion to generally simplify the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) was rejected. The first set of ESRS will enter into force as planned in January 2024 for the largest EU companies, who will disclose their first CSRD reports in 2025. However, it is still possible that some industry-specific standards will be introduced later.
Our Regulatory Watch team continues to monitor developments around the CSRD and ESRS. We will alert you as soon as there is any news or need for action.
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