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Does the company publish an annual sustainability or corporate social responsibility report that is audited or verified by an independent third party?
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Verified sustainability reporting assures the quality and credibility of the information.

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In this question you are being asked to identify whether the company publishes an annual sustainability or corporate social responsibility report that is audited or verified by an independent third party. Start by looking for an annual sustainability or corporate social responsibility report (could also be found within annual company report) that is audited or verified by an independent third party (e.g. as required by French law)

Where to look for this information:
- Corporate Social Responsibility report
- Company documents
- Company policies
- Company websites
- Company code of conduct
- Parent company documents (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company policies (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company websites (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company code of conduct (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)

Good keywords for your searches include:
- Audit
- Verified
- Independent
- Third party
- Sustainability report
- CSR report

Things to watch out for:
- Reports published after January 18
- Must state clearly that the sustainability information is audited and not just the financial data within the report, or if unclear then we cannot count