ESMA publishes report on the activities of accounting enforcers and their findings within the EU in 2019

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02 Apr 2020

The report provides an overview of the activities of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the accounting enforcers in the European Union (EU) when examining compliance of financial information provided by issuers listed on regulated markets with the applicable financial reporting framework in 2019.

European enforcers examined the financial statements of about 950 issuers representing an average examination rate of 17% of all IFRS issuers with securities listed on regulated markets. These examinations resulted in 299 actions taken to address material departures from IFRS.

Enforcers also assessed the non-financial information related to ESG for 937 issuers, covering approximately 35% of the total estimated number of issuers required to publish a non-financial statement, resulting in 95 enforcement measures.

In addition, 712 management reports were reviewed for evaluating compliance with ESMA’s guidelines on alternative performance measures, covering around 13% of all IFRS listed issuers in Europe against which were taken 109 corrective actions.

Please click to access the full report on the ESMA website.

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