Streamlining the annual report

We are in a period of significant change and innovation in corporate reporting. This presents an opportunity for companies to re-examine the information needs of users and how those needs can be met.

Many of the suggested improvements will require changes in the law or accounting standards before they could be fully implemented. Yet companies can, and should, take steps now to improve communication with their stakeholders. This practical guide will help to identify the clutter that can be removed from annual reports by looking at:

  • Who are the users of the annual report?
  • What information do they need?
  • How should that information be provided?

Streamlining the annual report includes an appendix with answers to some frequently asked questions on the practical steps companies can consider when preparing their annual report.