Assurance of the Leading UK Food Retailers Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability Reports

Jones, Peter and Hillier, David and Comfort, Daphne (2014) Assurance of the Leading UK Food Retailers Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability Reports. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 14 (1). pp. 130-138. ISSN 1472-0701

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Abstract

This paper is to offer an exploratory assessment of the employment of assurance in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/Sustainability reports published by the UK's top ten food retailers. The findings reveal considerable variation in the nature and the scope of the assurance processes undertaken, at best the accent is on limited assurance and some concerns are expressed about the independence of the assessment process. The paper concludes that these concerns can be seen to reduce the reliability and credibility of the assurance process.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate social responsibility, Sustainability, Assurance, UK food retailers
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD60 Social responsibility in business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 17:01
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 18:11
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1043

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