We are committed to reporting openly and transparently on our performance, and that includes reporting on how we perform as a responsible business.
By consistently monitoring our performance, we can maximise our positive impact and make improvements where they are needed.
We publically report our CR performance data on a yearly basis through this Corporate Responsibility Report. We also make use of alternative channels to disclose the status of our ESG practices.
We can only succeed in maximising our positive impact and reducing our environmental impact if we monitor our performance on an ongoing, consistent and regular basis. This will allow us to generate high quality information to support management decisions and make more informed comments about regional changes to guide progress in this area. Our scope of reporting is extensive and includes disclosure of real estate investment buildings where entities fall under operation control. The changing size and nature of these portfolios pose challenges in reporting and in this regard, Prudential is continuing its journey in the advancement of ESG reporting which we see as an ever evolving landscape.
The disclosure of global Greenhouse Gas emissions was first made in 2013, with two years of data now available for comparison. Already, in this short time frame our reporting process has significantly improved. We have been working hard to reduce reliance on estimation methodologies for assets where full data was not previously available.
Community investment data
We calculate our community investment spend using the internationally-recognised London Benchmarking Group standard. This includes cash donations to registered charitable organisations, as well as a cash equivalent for in-kind contributions.
Gender diversity data
Prudential believes that a diversity of skill sets and backgrounds enriches the organisation. As a company, we believe in supporting human rights, acting responsibly and with integrity. We monitor the diversity of our leadership and our leadership pipeline, with diversity and inclusion KPIs reported to the Board annually.
We engage professional assurance providers who combine the strengths of non-financial assurance experience with technical competency in corporate responsibility.
We asked Deloitte LLP to provide limited assurance on selected corporate responsibility performance indicators in accordance with the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board's International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE3000) and their statement appears here.