Audit & Assurance

Capital Concept offers independent ESG audit, evaluation, and quality assurance services designed to empower your organization with a competitive edge. Our audits delve into corporate governance, environmental management, employee responsibility and sustainable supply chain management. Capital Concept also provides audit, review, and compilation services over ESG reporting, based on the level of assurance required.

Our audit process includes:

• Self-Assessment: A preliminary assessment to determine the level of ESG readiness within your company.
• Documentation Review: A thorough analysis of your relevant policies and procedures.
• On-Site Audit: Conduct staff and management interviews in addition to on-site facilities in order to evaluate your ESG procedures directly.
• ESG Audit Report: A thorough report outlining the audit’s findings.
• ESG Certificate: A certificate that, in accordance with the audit findings, attests to your ESG compliance.
• Surveillance Audits: To support you in consistently raising your performance, we provide two yearly surveillance audits.
• Recertification: To ensure your ongoing commitment to best-in-class ESG practices, we provide recertification services after three years.

Capital Concept’s audit services align with international standards including ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 14044/40/25, SA8000, and SMETA. We also stay updated with relevant directives such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Act (draft), and Germany Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG), Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR), French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law, amongst many others.

In order to ensure the relevance, accuracy, reliability, and thoroughness of ESG-related information, our robust internal standards, policies, and operating procedure of an assurance service provider reinforce the assurance process. It also assists in verifying that the reporting complies with relevant disclosure frameworks and requirements, and that an organization’s sustainability plan is material, adequate, and legitimate, and that its implementation, monitoring, and development are all in line with it.

Our independent third-party assurance and verification services for sustainability reporting and ESG claims cover major reporting standards and frameworks including but not limited to:

• Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards
• United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
• Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards
• Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Framework
• Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
• European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRSs)
• The Value Reporting Foundation (Integrated Reporting Framework and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board)
• Carbon Disclosure Protocol (CDP)

Capital Concept’s independent ESG assurance services will help you improve quality and build trust in your sustainability strategy and reporting.