(Environment, Social & Governance)

is a collective term for factors used to evaluate a company’s sustainability performance.

ESG is an analytical method used to evaluate companies’ performance regarding sustainability and social responsibility.

ESG reporting is a legal requirement that will affect all Danish companies over time. Therefore, all companies must consider and actively work with it. The sooner you get started, the more benefits you can achieve faster, such as increased interest from customers and suppliers, better credit ratings, brand value, innovation, and efficiency, among others.

Download our free guide below and learn more about what ESG is and how your company can best start its reporting. We will provide more information about the new CSR directive (CSRD), the new reporting standards (ESRS), and double materiality analysis, among other topics.

How does ESG affect your company?

Interest from customers and suppliers

Interest can be influenced by the lack of ESG reporting, as large companies are required to report environmental impacts and stakeholders desire sustainable and responsible partners.

Credit rating

ESG reporting can strengthen your company’s creditworthiness in the financial sector by documenting its sustainability. At the same time, the report provides the bank with a better understanding of risks and opportunities, which can increase loan flexibility.


ESG reporting is important for investors as it provides insight into the company’s sustainability and influences its financial performance and reputation. It can also lead to a higher valuation of the company.

Brand value

Environmental and sustainability initiatives impact the company’s brand value. Negative perception can lead to loss of customers and reputation, while sustainability can be an advantage in a time of increasing focus on responsibility.

Economic gain

Sustainability can indeed be an economically advantageous strategy. The sooner you begin to reduce your CO2 emissions and energy consumption, the sooner you will be able to achieve economic savings.

When does ESG affect your company?

*These are the overarching requirements. Guidelines may vary depending on the specific company and the sector they belong to.

January 1, 2024

Listed companies (accounting class D) +500 employees

January 1, 2025

Listed companies (accounting class C) +250 employees

January 1, 2026

Listed companies (accounting class D) +250 employees

January 1, 2028

Third-country companies with significant activities in the EU

Terms you will encounter in connection with ESG reporting


Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

This is a European legislative framework aimed at standardizing and strengthening sustainability reporting for companies in the EU. CSRD requires companies to communicate their goals, strategies, and results in areas such as human rights, labor conditions, environmental impact, and financial responsibility.
See our videos about CSRD on YouTube >


European Sustainability Reporting Standards

Dette er en samling af standarder og retningslinjer designet til at guide virksomheder i bæredygtighedsrapporteringen, så der etableres en mere ensartet og sammenlignelig tilgang til rapporteringen. Standarderne adresserer forskellige indenfor miljømæssige, sociale og governance-aspekter (ESG)

Double materiality assessment

Double materiality essentially means that the company must evaluate sustainability-related topics. It can, for example, be topics such as climate change. How can climate change affect the company? And how can the company itself affect climate change?

3 tips to get started

1: Start as early as possible

so you have sufficient time to set everything up before the auditor needs to be involved for review.

2: Perform a double materiality analysis

to gain an overview and identify the most critical ESG areas for your company, it may be advantageous to perform a double materiality analysis.

3: Begin with a few areas first

and gradually build from there. Prioritize the identified areas and focus on establishing clear KPIs, processes, and reporting methods for the most significant areas first.



ESG-reporting for biomega®

Through a strong and strategic cooperation biomega® has succeeded in completing their report in an impressive short timeframe of just 8 weeks.

Do you need help with ESG-reporting?

It can seem like a daunting task when navigating through the concepts and figuring out how your company should get started with reporting.

At NGS, we can help your company get off to a good start and, most importantly, reach the finish line with your ESG report.

Book a meeting

We are ready to arrange a non-binding meeting with you, where you can hear more about our technical and green approach.

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Jens Thomsen
Consultant – Sustainability Solutions