If you’re just setting out on your Integrated Reporting journey, here are some documents that should help get you up to speed.

What is an integrated report?

The International <IR> Framework defines an integrated report as follows:

An integrated report is a concise communication about how an organization’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects, in the context of its external environment, lead to the creation of value over the short, medium and long term.

Integrated Reporting 101

Read the article “Need to get up to speed on integrated reporting

Guidance documents

Read the documents listed under “Guidance in South Africa” in our Guidance section.


Our Information Paper “Preparing an Integrated Report – A Starter’s Guide” provides useful hints and tips for preparing your own integrated report.

IFAC article: “How Can SMEs Implement Integrated Reporting? A Starter Kit

The publication from IFAC and the IIRC, “Integrated Reporting and Integrated Thinking for SME’s“, explores the benefits of integrated reporting and integrated thinking for SMEs.

PwC’s Implementing Integrated Reporting guide published in 2015 provides a roadmap developed for managing and measuring the broader value drivers that form the basis of integrated reporting

The WBCSD publication “Integrated Reporting in South Africa – From Concept to Practice provides practical insights on the process companies have used to start integrated reporting