In the European Green Deal published in December 2019, the European Commission committed to review the non-financial reporting directive by the end of 2020, as part of the strategy to strengthen the foundations for sustainable investment. In line with that commitment, on February the 20th, the Commission launched a public consultation on the review of the NFRD.
Since large EU companies need to disclose their non-financial information according to the 2014/95/EU Directive, Disability Hub Europe considers this review as a great opportunity to include an explicit reference to disability as a factor of diversity, non-discrimination and sustainability. The disability inclusion in non-financial reports will foster disability inclusion in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), diversity, sustainability, and human rights agendas.
Taking into account the important steps taken by the EU during the last 10 years to include disability and accessibility as part of the CSR agenda, diversity, sustainability, business & human rights, and non-financial reporting agendas, DHub, through this position paper, underlines the need and the opportunity to include Disability in the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive, as well as in the future European Reporting Standard.