CSSA and the IRC PDF Print E-mail

The relationship between the CSSA and the IRC:

CSSA has been a member of the integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa ('IRC') since the IRC’s early days.  IRC is a national body committed to providing guidance on integrated reporting.

Integrated reporting provides a fundamental tool in the quest for corporate sustainability and the promotion of a stakeholder inclusive environment. Companies need to devote considerable effort to their integrated reports so as to operate transparently and be seen as good corporate citizens. The integrated report assists a company’s stakeholders in identifying the strategies, objectives and risks of the company.

South Africa was the first country in the world to make it compulsory for listed companies to produce an integrated report. Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (CSSA), through its annual integrated reporting awards, is committed to upholding the importance of integrated reporting and encourages all companies to make integrated reporting one of their top priorities.

Mervyn King is the chairman of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa (IRC), and also chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Mervyn was also awarded honorary fellowship of ICSA in March 2017.

For more information on the IRC please visit their website: