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Shape the new European sustainability reporting-standards for SMEs

Webinar for EMAS-companies

 

Within the framework of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) subsequent reporting standards for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now open for public consultation. While the already adopted European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) addresses large companies, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) is in the process of developing proportionate standards for listed SMEs (Listed SMEs) and voluntary standards for non-listed SMEs (VSMEs). The first exposure drafts were published on January 22nd, 2024. Stakeholders can now provide feedback until May 21st, 2024.

The Webinar addresses SMEs that are EMAS registered. In particular, the Webinar will:

  • inform EMAS companies on draft sustainability reporting standards for listed and non-listed SMEs in an easy and accessible way
  • shed light on the synergies and differences between the draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards for listed and non-listed SMEs and EMAS
  •  provide a platform for EMAS companies to give feedback on the draft standards
    adelphi
    11 APRIL 2024
    Presentation1: Setting the Scene: EMAS and the CSRD (Monika Brom)
    11 APRIL 2024
    Presentation 2: Overview of the SMEs draft sustainability reporting standards (EFRAG)
    11 APRIL 2024
    Presentation 3: EMAS references in the draft standards - how can we better align them? (Christoph Töpfer)

     

     

      • corporate social responsibility | environmental monitoring | small and medium-sized enterprises | public consultation | green economy
      • Tuesday 9 April 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)
      • Online only
      • Live streaming available

      Programme

      1. 9 Apr 2024, 10:00 - 10:10 (CEST)
        Welcome note by the EC

        DG Environment/ DG FISMA

      2. 10:10 - 10:20 (CEST)
        Setting the Scene: EMAS and the CSRD

        Monika Brom, Umweltbundesamt AT

      3. 10:20 - 10:40 (CEST)
        Overview of the SMEs draft sustainability reporting standards (LMEs and VSMEs)

        EFRAG

      4. 10:40 - 11:00 (CEST)
        EMAS references in the draft standards – how can we better align them

        Christoph Töpfer, German Environment Agency, Umweltbundesamt DE

      5. 11:00 - 11:45 (CEST)
        Parallel, interactive sessions in three EU languages
        • English:
          • SME doing the field test: What do the standards mean in practice?
          • Q&A (on VSMEs and the EMAS role)
        • German/Deutsch: 
          • Was bedeuten die Standards in der Praxis? Bericht eines KMU (tbd), das an der Testphase teilnimmt
          • Q&A (über VSMEs und die Rolle von EMAS)
        • Spanish: 
          • ¿Qué significan las normas en la práctica? Informe de las empresas participantes en la fase de prueba
          • Preguntas y respuestas (sobre las PYME y el papel de EMAS)
      6. 11:45 - 12:00 (CEST)
        Wrap up from the language sessions and concluding remarks
      7. 12:00 (CEST)
        End of the event

      Practical information

      When
      Tuesday 9 April 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)
      Where
      Online only
      Who should attend
      The Webinar addresses SMEs that are EMAS registered
      Languages
      English, German, Spanish
      Number of seats
      500

      Contacts

      General contact

      EMAS Helpdesk

      Name
      EMAS Helpdesk
      Email
      emashelpdeskatadelphi [dot] de

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