Mazars stresses the importance of adopting sustainable measures
Mazars - a consultant specializing in Auditing and Auditing, Accounting, Consulting and Advisory Services - contributes to the latest edition of the Global Goals Yearbook 2018 with the aim of helping to understand the relationship between responsibility, commitment and profitability in a business context.
Lisbon, November 13, 2018 - Mazars stresses the importance of adopting sustainable measures within companies and the need to look at Corporate Social Responsibility as a decisive factor for creating value with its stakeholders and the community in general. In her contribution to the latest Global Goals Yearbook 2018, the consultant outlines strategies for companies to successfully conduct business, without compromising sustainability and responsible positioning.
For Luís Gaspar, Managing Partner of Mazars in Portugal, "due to its global character, Mazars incorporates the duty to work for a more inclusive, responsible and sustainable world, as well as to transmit to leaders the importance of thinking and acting in a responsible way in the long term. This is our motivation to achieve good performance and guarantee favorable conditions for companies, shareholders and society ”.
Mazars has defended the importance of the implementation by companies of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - defined by the United Nations General Assembly - in an effort that mainly focuses on making it understand that the value created by organizations and their ecosystems is not strictly based financial indicators.
The difficulty lies in showing how this intangible value can be obtained, but the Mazars Leadership and Sustainability team shows that it is achieved through the relationship between sustainability and profitability.
The problem that surrounds this theme is not only in the complex and sophisticated nature of the financial reports and the metrics that characterize them. It is a lack of understanding that value goes beyond financial profit, which causes companies to be exposed to reputational risks and end up not generating returns to their employees. Shareholders.
Only when companies consider the extent of these issues and their impact on society can they understand that there must be a relationship between the well-being of their communities and their long-term growth goals. When looking at Corporate Social Responsibility as just a procedure, this becomes an expense for the company and prevents the real creation of value.
“To highlight the relationship between the well-being of communities and the long-term growth goals of organizations, we launched the Business initiative. For Good ™, which aims to make our customers and stakeholders more committed to sustainability ”, reveals Luís Gaspar. "With this strategy, the Mazars global community is empowered to respond to more demanding challenges and reinforces its position to serve and advise more complex customers ”, adds the Managing Partner of Mazars in Portugal.
About Global Goals Yearbook
O Global Goals Yearbook it is an annual publication, with the support of the Macombo Foundation, which incorporates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advances in Global Corporate Sustainability. This publication provides information on the topic of sustainability and promotes understanding and knowledge sharing about the Sustainable Development Goals and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
O Global Goals Yearbook it aims to promote corporate transparency and the sharing of good practices in companies, and gives voice to stakeholders global and regional, which are at the heart of the sustainability agenda.
Mazars is one of the main partners of the Global Goals Yearbook. This year's edition “Partnerships For the Goals” discusses the multiple aspects of how the engagement in the private sector can be improved. Among the recommendations are a review of multilateralism, partnership models and processes, and greater investment in relationships of trust, culture, metrics and supervision.
Additional information at https://globalgoals-yearbook.org/
MAZARS is an integrated and independent organization, specialized in Auditing and Auditing, Accounting, Consulting and Advisory Services, Tax Advisory and Legal Services. It is present in 86 countries directly, and has correspondents in over 16 markets. It integrates 20 thousand people led by 980 partners in more than 300 offices worldwide. It accompanies clients of all sizes, from multinationals and large companies to SMEs and private investors, in all phases of its development. In Portugal, MAZARS integrates 150 people and has offices in Lisbon, Porto and Leiria.
Additional information at https://www.mazars.pt/