IIRC publishes revised Framework

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19 Jan, 2021

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has published revisions to the International <IR> Framework, originally released in 2013, to enable more decision-useful reporting.

The IIRC launched the revision process in February 2020 and identified three key themes of the revision: a) business model considerations, b) responsibility for an integrated report, and c) charting a path forward. The third theme was not directly related to the revision but focused on future of corporate reporting, including extended assurance and the role of technology, and was intended to inform the IIRC’s longer-term strategy.

The revisions published today focus on a simplification of the required statement of responsibility for the integrated report; improved insight into the quality and integrity of the underlying reporting process; a clearer distinction between outputs and outcomes; and a greater emphasis on the balanced reporting of outcomes and value preservation and erosion scenarios. The press release states:

As business resilience is tested so severely in the wake of the global pandemic, climate change and growing inequality, effective integrated thinking and reporting is more important than ever. We believe these revisions can help businesses deliver more robust, balanced reporting. The revisions are also aligned with our efforts to develop a global, comprehensive corporate reporting system.

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In addition, the South African Integrated Reporting Committee (IRC) has published a version of the International <IR> Framework (2021) with marked up changes. Please click to access the document on the IRC website. 

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