I’ve been following the Financial Reporting Council’s proposed changes to reporting requirements of listed companies. One point that stood out was the proposed removal of the requirement to provide a printed annual report on the basis that this format has been left behind by the online format.
It wasn’t long before I was reading a news article citing the “obvious” environmental benefits of only publishing online. This is something I vehemently challenge. The fact is very few companies have a true grasp of the environmental impacts of their online footprint; it’s a hugely complex issue.