A message from Laurent Rouyrès
Why should companies care that their documents are transparent?
Well, simply put, because a transparent document will build trust in your disclosure communication and thus create unique value for your company.
But what is a transparent document?
Accessibility, accuracy, comparability and availability – in other words Transparency – can only be assessed through a wide range of criteria. Taken together, these criteria demonstrate the extent of a company’s commitment to improving the quality and completeness of information that is available to investors. We defined the fundamental and universal principles of trustworthy corporate disclosure, based on the four pillars below.
All of the criteria are public so that companies can benchmark themselves. This also guarantees the Awards’ 100% objectivity and trustworthiness.
Thanks to our 10 years’ of experience in Europe, we know that these Awards have created lasting value in the marketplace:
- they have allowed the Corporate teams that produce these documents to finally be recognized for their incredible work,
- they have encouraged the adoption of best practices across the board,
- they have boosted shareholder trust in listed companies’ disclosure, and
- they have created a virtuous circle in which investors and other stakeholders favor companies that strive to produce transparent documents.
Join me in congratulating this year’s most transparent companies on paving the way for Transparency!