Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Letter to Toilette & Douche LLP

Dear Big 1/4,

According to the Deloitte web site, "Third-party assurance enhances trust building and credibility with company stakeholders".

This evening I read with mounting euphoria your inaugural corporate responsibility report, "We are defined by our responsibilities." You were even runner-up in a competition! Alas, as has often been the case, my euphoric pretensions were cut short when the finale came sooner than expected, or was wished for. Where is the assurance statement?

To its clients, Deloitte promotes the value of independent assurance of corporate responsibility disclosures. Why then does the firm feel it is inappropriate to seek independent assurance on its own report?

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

1 comment:

Lara Buckerton said...

UPDATE: no word from T&D (I did try to follow up and liaise and all those lovely things), and the SECOND Sustainability has just been published -- still with no external assurance sought.

I'm getting quite cross.