"I have always found the team at Banarra to be responsive and well-organised. During our assurance engagements they meet with a range of employees across the business and their professionalism and wide knowledge of sustainability issues and practices is key to the success of this process. Their thorough approach and expertise brings a valuable perspective that has helped further sustainability at Westpac."
Senior Sustainability Advisor
THE WESTPAC GROUP
Our service components include:
Report assurance and data verification services
Report development, review and capacity-building services
GRI certified training in reporting, plus other specialised workshops in accountability
Genuine organisational accountability remains both a key challenge and a desirable (but elusive) goal for companies and their stakeholders. Banarra is well positioned to significantly enhance the quality and value of accountability for corporates and stakeholders through its expertise, capabilities and innovation in this area.
Benefits that Banarra can deliver around accountability include:
Banarra offers a range of related services to help organisations be more accountable to their direct stakeholders and to society more broadly. We principally focus on the organisation’s public accounting around its sustainability performance, both from a communication and trust perspective.
Assurance can play a key role in building trust between your organisation and its stakeholders. It can also provide insights to your organisation on whether it is responding appropriately to stakeholder concerns and issues and is effectively managing its sustainability performance.
Banarra’s assurance services:
Our approach, built on ten years of providing assurance and auditing services, is tailored to the specific needs of your business, avoiding the “one size fits all” approach of other providers. We use a multi-disciplinary team with both a wide breadth of knowledge and the ability to engage your organisation throughout the process to maximise its value beyond the delivery of the assurance statement.
As a thought leader, Banarra also makes significant contributions to the sustainability assurance community of practice.
Our assurance services include:
From organisations just starting to think about reporting on their sustainability performance, through to those more experienced reporters looking to lift their reporting ‘above the pack’, we provide tailored report development services that:
Our unique approach is built upon Banarra’s extensive experience in both writing and assurance of sustainability and annual reports for sector leading reporters, combined with a thorough understanding and familiarity with AA1000, the GRI and other applicable industry reporting standards. We work closely with clients to develop award-winning reports and to strengthen internal capacity and management processes.
We utilise a team-based approach that includes project management, copy writing, data collection, compilation and analysis, and review against applicable reporting and sector-specific standards. Based on a thorough understanding of the organisation’s reporting objectives, we select and tailor our reporting service specifically to deliver our clients’ objectives.
Banarra has extensive experience in delivering training related to report development, use of the GRI framework, materiality processes, and assurance and is a GRI-certified training partner. Banarra contributes to thought leadership and innovation in both national and global reporting contexts including the development of the GRI G4 Guidelines (through Banarra’s membership on both the GRI G4 Practitioners Network and the GRI G4 Working Group on Management Approach Disclosures), materiality (eg. the GRI Conference materiality masterclass) and ongoing input into the development of a globally agreed approach to integrated reporting.
Banarra’s accountability training services include: