Accounting e reporting dei diritti di emissione. Modelli di rilevazione proposti e pratiche emergenti

Anteprima

Il presente lavoro esamina le principali implicazioni dell’Emission Trading Scheme Europeo (EU ETS) sul sistema di accounting e reporting delle imprese e verifica l’influenza di alcune variabili sulla disclosure delle informazioni sui diritti di emissione e sul climate change. Lo studio ha ad oggetto un campione di imprese che gestiscono impianti termoelettrici cogenerativi e non cogenerativi e prende in esame le informazioni che queste forniscono in merito ai diritti di emissione nei bilanci 2009; nei documenti che corredano i bilanci (in particolare la relazione sulla gestione); nei rendiconti di sostenibilità 2009 redatti sulla base delle linee guida GRI/G3. I principali risultati conseguiti segnalano la presenza di alcune significative uniformità nei criteri di contabilizzazione adottati dalle imprese e dimostrano che la redazione di un bilancio di sostenibilità influenza il livello di disclosure.

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The objectives of this study are to investigate the most important effects of the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) on corporate accounting and reporting o analyse how certain variables influence the disclosure of emission rights and climate change. The study is based on disclosures made in Annual Reports both in the Financial Review by Management and in Sustainability Reports (2009) of a sample of companies that manage cogenerative and non-cogenerative thermo-electrical plants. The results have shown interesting uniform methods of accounting used by com- panies included in the analysis and the influence played by sustainability reports on the disclosure level.

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Keywords: Emission rights, accounting, disclosure, climate change, EU ETS.

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