Sustainability reporting under ÅRL


09.00 - 17.00

This course shows you how to successfully establish a sustainability report in accordance with Årsredovisningslagen. You will learn what the law requires and how to report the company’s sustainability work correctly, credibly and attractively. We will review how you collect data, involve stakeholders, materiality and risk management, best practice and methods for developing high quality reports.

Sustainability reporting under Årsredovisningslagen (ÅRL, the Swedish Annual Accounts Act) demands that you report your business model, policy, management and follow-up, risks and risk management, as well as performance indicators within five areas – environment, social conditions, employees, human rights and anti-corruption.

In this course you will learn to identify, prioritise and report sustainability issues in a correct and transparent way. Many organisations reported according to ÅRL for the first time in 2017, in this course we will provide you with best practise examples and less successful attempts.

The course goes through
– Scope of the legislation and what to report
– How to report in a transparent and value-adding way
– Tools for planning and developing a sustainability report
– Tools to identify and prioritise key sustainability issues for your organisation
– How you can assess and manage sustainability risks

The course is directed at
This course is for all organisations and companies that are affected by ÅRL, and suits for example:
– Economists
– Communicators
– Sustainability Managers

The goal with the course
The course aims to provide participants with tools to develop their organisation’s sustainability reporting according to ÅRL.

The training will mainly be conducted in Swedish.

This course is organized by Bonnier Aktuell Hållbarhet in partnership with Enact. For more, check out Enact’s all upcoming trainings and events here!


Stockholm City, venue to be announced


9.00 Introduction and presentation

9.15 Why was the legislation introduced?
We look at the greater context of the legislation from two perspectives: the global challenges that can be positively impacted by strategic sustainability work as well as the advantages for the business. Sustainability is part of corporations’ responsibility and stakeholders increasingly expect businesses to take part in leading the development towards a sustainable future.

9.30 What does the legislation mean and who is affected?
We go through the thematic areas of the legislation and what type of information that is compulsory. We review which organisations are affected by the sustainability reporting requirements in ÅRL, and what to consider depending on the type of legal entity, e.g. subsidiary with foreign owner. We will also look at the responsibility of the accountant.

10.30 Coffee-break

10.50 Reporting frameworks
There are plenty of frameworks that can function as guidance for reporting in accordance with ÅRL. We will discuss GRI, Global Compact and how companies use Agenda 2030 and the global goals in their sustainability reports.

12.00 Lunch

13.15 Risks and risk management
To assess and report sustainability risks is new for many organisations (even those that have previously reported according to GRI), and this is an area where we see many possible improvements.
– What does the law require, what is the reporting praxis and how do you do it?
– Methods to assess and manage sustainability risks.

14.15 Material sustainability issues for the organisation and the business
How can you define material issues that should be managed and reported in more detail than what is provided by ÅRL? We discuss how horizon scanning and stakeholder dialogue can be useful tools in the process. You will learn about methods and examples of how you could conduct and report stakeholder dialogue and materiality assessment.

15.15 Coffee-break

15.30 Company case
– Looking at a company’s sustainability report to assess strengths and weaknesses.
– Discussing successes and set-backs in participants own reporting work.

16.15 How to collect and present data in the report
Reporting high-quality data and providing information that the reader understands. This is an area in which many organisations can improve.
– Good examples of how to report the compulsory information under ÅRL (business model, management and follow-up, etc).
– How to integrate the compulsory information with other sustainability information or with the annual report in a successful way.

16.45 Summary and questions

17.00 End of the day


Johanna Lund Rockliffe

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Johanna Lund Rockliffe is a consultant and project manager at Enact since 2016. As part of Enact Labs, her work is…
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Markus Forster

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Markus Forster is a project manager, trainer and consultant at Enact. He has wide experience from supporting businesses and organisations in…
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SEK 8 900 excl. VAT
Price including lunch, coffee/tea and snacks during the day