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Sustainability & ESG Reporting

OVERVIEW

We Help Elevate Sustainability, CSR and ESG Reporting

Sustainability reporting is no longer an option but a necessity for businesses to thrive in the rapidly evolving global economy.

A sustainability report provides a comprehensive view of a company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and enhances transparency, accountability, and stakeholder trust. However, it’s a complex process that requires expertise in sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and ESG reporting.

However, sustainability reporting is dynamic and shaped by trends, regulations, stakeholder expectations, technology, and global challenges. You need a reporting partner who keeps up with these changes.

At OBATA, we partner with you to create accurate, objective, and compliant sustainability reports that showcase your commitment to progress. We have created some of our clients’ most visible and valued ESG communication materials.

ESG & Sustainability report cover examples

OBATA Provides Reporting Expertise in:

CP Chem 2022 Sustainability Report website home page example
Stephen Gould 2023 CSR Report cover example
Duke Energy 2021 ESG cover example

We are Collaborative Sustainability Reporting Partners

Our reporting experts help companies adhere to evolving reporting standards and regulations, navigate the complexities of data collection and analysis, and enhance their ESG performance and reputation to align with investor expectations.

As seasoned reporting partners, our clients have consistently relied on our expertise in providing counsel, communication strategy, award-winning design, and production capabilities to deliver impactful reporting programs to their stakeholders. We specialize in implementing the GRI Standards, which can greatly enhance the quality of your company’s sustainability reporting.

Our firm has expertise in both public and private sectors, serving clients in various industries such as biotechnology, consumer goods, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, semiconductor, and more.

OBATA has a long-standing track record of integrating strategy, data, and content into effectively designed communications. We focus on clear, creative, and well-organized communication. We pay attention to how information is presented visually, making it easy for readers to find important details.

We partner with your team to:

  • Communicate ESG strategy, efforts, and results to address corporate goals for reporting,

  • Organize and showcase impactful examples of how your company is making a difference through written content, digital interactions, photography and videos,

  • Establish a clear strategy, messaging and creative to form the basis of all your creative communications, and

  • Amplify your sustainability accomplishments to investors, employees and suppliers.

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Our reporting experts help you create and showcase a sustainability story that reflects your commitment to progress.


Benefits of Our Reporting Capabilities:

Seasoned & Skilled Partners

Over the course of the last 15 years, our team has successfully produced and published over 75 reports on sustainability, ESG, and CSR. We have also provided guidance and support to 20 different companies in the creation and release of their inaugural sustainability reports. In the past decade alone, OBATA has been responsible for producing reports for over 25 companies spanning over a dozen industries.

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Robust Reporting Services

Our reporting services include guidance on sustainability and ESG reporting strategy, impactful content development, and custom design and production in print, digital, or website formats.

GRI Professional Certification

Our team includes a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional who can provide expert guidance throughout the GRI reporting process. This includes:

Training Services

We also provide customized sustainability training to help companies achieve their ESG goals faster and promote sustainable practices.

Valuable Insights

Examining successful sustainability reporting practices can provide valuable insights into effective strategies and approaches and the benefits of robust sustainability reporting. Find our latest examples and resources to enhance your next report.

REPORTING BY THE NUMBERS


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Number of ESG, CSR and sustainability reports completed since 2012


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Inaugural ESG, CSR and sustainability reports completed since 2018

SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING SERVICES

How We Can Help

Our team of strategic and creative experts will assist you in creating a compelling sustainability narrative that showcases your dedication to making meaningful progress. We guide clients toward strong reporting strategies and communications.

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Define ESG Reporting Strategy

We communicate ESG strategy, efforts, and results to address corporate goals for reporting.


Our capabilities include:

  • Sector benchmarking & gap analysis
  • Strategy counsel & goal-setting guidance
  • Stakeholder engagement, double materiality assessment & analysis
  • Reporting framework(s) selection guidance
  • Data collection, indexing & analysis
  • Ratings services and submissions
  • ESG training & facilitated workshops

“Our Sustainability Report is outstanding! We can’t thank you enough for all the strategic guidance and creative work that you and the team provided over the past few months.

Champlain Investment Partners
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Develop Content & Storytelling

We organize and showcase impactful examples of how your company is making a difference through written content, digital interactions, photography and videos.


Our capabilities include:

  • Subject matter expert interviews
  • Copywriting, editing & proofreading
  • Content organization
  • Photography & art direction
  • Video, scripting & editing

“OBATA’s team created an excellent report for Farmer Brothers. We are very proud of it. The report is well-written, well-designed, and has a high impact.

Farmer Brothers
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Design Report & Publish

We establish a clear strategy, messaging and creative to form the basis of all your creative communications.


Our capabilities include:

  • Custom thematic approaches
  • Custom design and layout of content with data
  • Infographics
  • Brand integration
  • Interactive & website solutions
  • Printing coordination & supervision

“With Obata’s excellent design instincts, reporting expertise and collaborative style, we were able to create this report in record time. The design is terrific.

Fortune Brands
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Deepen Message Impact

We amplify your sustainability accomplishments to investors, employees and suppliers.


Our capabilities include:

  • Thought leadership promotion through traditional and digital media
  • Investor communications integration for road shows, investor presentations and Investor Day
  • Awareness & engagement programs and campaigns
  • Ratings agency submissions
  • Awards submissions

“Not only did the team at OBATA successfully help us tell our sustainability story through design, words, and compelling graphics, but they created ways for us to share our commitments through social media…

Renesas Electronics Corporation 
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Book a Presentation

Whether new or experienced in ESG reporting, partner with us to focus on making your business sustainable, while we take care of the reporting process.

Contact our Marketing Director at (314) 256‑2207 or complete our Inquiry form.


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INAUGURAL REPORT

Developing Your First Sustainability Report?

How do you create an ESG or sustainability report that your company’s leadership will endorse, employees will be proud to share, investors will read, and raters and rankers will recognize?

How can you communicate your sustainability journey and inspire stakeholders to act while completing the report?

At OBATA, we understand that creating ESG, CSR, and Sustainability Reports requires a blend of scientific understanding and storytelling expertise. Collaborating with a skilled reporting partner can greatly enhance the quality and success of your report. It’s crucial to have the support of creative experts to ensure that your report is well-crafted and impactful.

Our professional reporting services offer numerous benefits to companies. We help your team navigate the complexities of sustainability reporting, providing expert guidance and support throughout the process. Our services also help avoid common pitfalls and errors in reporting, ensuring accurate and comprehensive final reports.

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What You Can Expect From Our Team:

Inaugural Report Experience

OBATA has assisted numerous clients with their first Sustainability or ESG reports. Since 2018, they have successfully completed over 20 inaugural ESG, CSR, and sustainability reports.

Certified Professionals

Our leadership team is not just a group of professionals but an expert team. It includes a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional and individuals who have received training and certification in ESG fundamentals and disclosures from the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI).

This level of expertise ensures that we can provide you with the necessary support and knowledge to create a comprehensive and impactful report.

Tools and Resources

As part of our commitment to your success, we offer a range of examples and resources to help you improve your next ESG or sustainability report. These tools are designed to support you in your journey towards sustainability reporting.

Best Practices in Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting is a complex process. It requires careful planning, execution, and review. It requires a commitment to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement.

View our Reporting Best Practices Guidelines

We Have a Broad Spectrum of Industry Experience

Our firm has expertise in both public and private sectors, serving clients in various industries such as biotechnology, consumer goods, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, semiconductor, and more.

Our goal is to build effective and reliable partnerships with our clients. Understanding our client’s market helps us communicate effectively with their stakeholders, improve reporting, and achieve objectives.


Industry Sectors:
Biotechnology
Consumer Goods
Energy Services
Financial
Food & Beverage
Healthcare
Industrial
Manufacturing
Mining
Oil & Gas
Packaging
Private Equity
Semiconductor
Technology

CSR & Sustainability Reports:
Ascension
Ameren
B&G Foods
Champlain Investment Partners
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Compass Diversified
Cross Country Nursing
The Doe Run Company
Duke Energy
ESCO Technologies
Farmer Brothers
Global Forest Partners
L.E.K. Consulting
Microchip Technology
Peabody Energy
Renesas Electronics
Rheem
Sarepta Therapeutics
Stephen Gould

ESG Reports:
CTS Corporation
Duke Energy
ESCO Technologies
Fortune Brands Home & Security
Fortune Brands Innovations
MasterBrand
Peabody
TravelCenters of America
U.S. Well Services