The European Union’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFR Directive) was described at the time it
was passed, as the world’s foremost legislation on corporate transparency.
For the second year since its implementation, the Alliance for Corporate Transparency has
undertaken the most comprehensive analysis of how companies are actually reporting, with this
year’s research covering 1,000 European companies. Its publication is also very timely, as it comes
at the start of the process whereby the European Commission will substantially update the Directive
and initiate the development of the European Non-Financial Reporting Standard.