“BM&FBOVESPA announces the results of Report or Explain 2015″ – BM&FBOVESPA – July 14, 2015

On July 14, 2015 BM&FBOVESPA announced in a press release the following:

“The fourth annual update of the “Report or Explain for the Sustainability or Integrated Report” database signals a slight percentage increase in the efforts undertaken by companies listed on the BM&FBOVESPA to publish social, environmental and corporate governance reports, or explain why they do not do so: 311 companies, corresponding to 71.65% of the total number of companies listed on the Stock Exchange, are participating in the initiative this year (against 71.17%,  in the year before). However, if we add the number of companies (12) that are getting prepared to publish this document to the number of companies (14) informing that they are in the process of preparing it, the number of adhering companies goes up from 311 to 337.  This represents a growth of 77.64%.

This year´s novelty is the fact that Report or Explain mapped the methodologies adopted by companies to prepare their reports. According to table 2 below, 81 companies already prepare their reports according to the GRI G4 methodology (one year before the G4 had definitively substituted the previous versions of the GRI); of these companies, 9 companies published the Integrated Reporting.”

You may read the press release, which includes detailed infographics, on the media room page of the BM&FBOVESPA internet site.