Explore the data: SDG Reporting Challenge 2018

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Explore the data behind our analysis and customise your view by using the filters provided. Compare geographies or industries to find out how businesses are engaging with and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

SDG adoption
Does the company mention the SDGs?
Where are the SDGs mentioned?
(% of those that mentioned the SDGs)
in front end
of main
annual report
Has the company identified priority SDGs?
(% of those that mentioned the SDGs)
Are the SDGs included within the main business strategy of the company?
(% of those that identified priority SDGs)

Quality of SDG reporting  

To determine the depth to which companies were reporting on their SDG commitments, we looked at the corporate and non-financial reporting of the companies and assessed the quality of the disclosures made on two business indicators for each of the stated SDGs they had prioritised. 

Reporting quality scoring method: 

  1. The company makes a statement about the SDGs and their importance but does not include any specific aspirations or ambitions
  2. The company makes a statement about the SDGs and includes a qualitative ambition or aspiration on achieving them
  3. The company identifies quantitative KPIs for its relevant SDGs
  4. The company identifies quantitative KPIs and targets for its relevant SDGs
  5. The company links its SDG KPIs to its societal impact


Reporting quality
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Global average reporting quality score
0 5 Averagereportingquality
1 Statement
2 Qualitative ambition
3 Quantitative KPIs
4 Quantitative KPIs and targets
5 KPIs linked to societal value
Average reporting quality, marks out of 5

Benchmark your performance 

In addition to the prioritisation and reporting quality data included in our report, we’ve collected performance data on 20 commonly reported KPIs for each of the 729 companies we analysed.

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Louise Scott

Director, Global Sustainability, PwC United Kingdom

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Alan McGill

Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC United Kingdom

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