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Expert Led Webinar - Third Party Assurance of Sustainability Reports
Expert Led Webinar: Third Party Assurance of Sustainability Reports

Featuring subject experts from our Affiliate Council member companies, Affiliates Council web seminars hit on the most timely, relevant topics to EHS & Sustainability practitioners today.

Third Party Assurance of Sustainability Reports

Third Party Assurance of Sustainability Reports

Dec. 6, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

Sustainability and CSR reports are being issued by more publicly traded companies each year. With this growth has come the increased pressure for third party verification of the data and metrics used for reporting purposes.

Whether your company already issues a Sustainability and/or CSR report, or plans to in the future, this webinar will prepare you for the assurance process and benchmark the approaches companies commonly use.

Attendees will take away insights that include:

  • Primary drivers for doing verification/assurance
  • Levels of assurance
  • Assurance standards
  • Discussion of methods used by third parties to conduct assurance activities
  • What approaches companies have found to be more and less effective
  • Cost versus value considerations

Featuring presentations by:

  • Lisa S. Barnes, Technical Director, Climate Change Services, Bureau Veritas North America Inc.
  • Lex de Bruijn, Director, FIRA

Speaker biographies:

Lisa S. Barnes

Lisa S. Barnes

Ms. Barnes is Technical Director of Climate Change Services for Bureau Veritas North America. She is a registered professional engineer, certified industrial hygienist, and a Lead Verifier for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sustainability Reporting. Ms. Barnes’ education includes a bachelor of science in engineering from University of Vermont, master of health sciences from Harvard University and a master of business administration from St. Mary’s College. She has more than 25 years of experience in environmental, health and safety.

Lex de Bruijn

Lex de Bruijn

Over the past 10 years Lex has been engaged in international business development, expanding on topics such as Corporate responsibility, EHS management and Assurance. Among other jobs Lex has been active as Auditor and Lead Assessor Management Systems for many years. Throughout his career Lex has been accustomed to work for Multi National clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Sun Microsystems, Kennametal, Bacardi , Abbot, GE Plastics and many others.

Blog

The following video first appeared on NAEM's Green Tie blog:

Improving the Efficiency of Sustainability Reporting Assurance
By Lisa Barnes, Technical Director of Climate Change Services; Bureau Veritas North America Inc.

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