Celebrating connectivity: CPA Australia New Zealand announce this year’s winners of the Integrated Reporting Awards

22 October, 2020

The CPA Australia New Zealand Integrated Reporting Awards each year commends the efforts of organizations who have developed their strategy, governance, performance and prospects to create sustained and sustainable prosperity through integrated reporting.

This year’s expert panel of judges were made up of four independent and highly respected industry professionals:

  • Jane Diplock, Board Director, Singapore Exchange Limited and Chairman Governance and Nominating Committee, IIRC
  • Dr Carolyn Fowler, Associate Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Warren Allen, Former CEO, External Reporting Board of New Zealand
  • Todd Beardsworth, Assistant Auditor-General, Audit Quality at the Office of the Auditor-General

Many congratulations to this year’s winners: Sanford Fisheries and Auckland Council. The judges felt that both organizations submitted very strong entries, which demonstrated that they have fully embraced integrated reporting. By gaining a holistic view of their business through the interconnectivity of the integrated reporting capitals, Sanford Fisheries and Auckland Council created unique reports which enabled them to meet the needs of all their stakeholders and create value in the short, medium and long-term.

Rick Jones, Country Head New Zealand, CPA Australia said: “We initiated the New Zealand Integrated Reporting Awards as we thought the time was right to recognise excellence in the field of integrated reporting in New Zealand, as there is some great work being done. We want to not only showcase organisations on the journey, but see this as a platform to encourage organisations considering going down this path. There is some great progress being made in New Zealand, but it was great to see some entrants who were in the early stages of their journey. We want organisations to be able to learn from each other during this process.”

It is very encouraging to see such diverse organizations not only recognising the importance of integrated reporting but also embedding it into their governance and culture. This year’s entries underline the acceleration towards integrated reporting and the rewards it yields.