Sustainability  report writing

Balance compliance with engaging stories

Get support for sustainability reporting and communication.

Showcase the ESG impact important to shareholders and customers

Sustainability and ESG are the fastest growing reporting areas for listed companies, governments, NFPs and corporations.

Beyond aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals and developing international standards, sustainability reporting is a powerful platform for telling compliance, people and performance stories.

Get sustainability reporting and comms support from a specialist content team.

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Why brands invest in sustainability report writing


of Asia Pacific companies report on sustainability, compared to 49% in 2011.

Source: Statista


of companies feel pressure to act on climate change from government and regulators.

Source: Deloitte



of companies focus reporting on value creation over a sole focus on financial results.

Source: KPMG

Up impact with specialist sustainability writing support


Simplify your reporting, content and communications

Tell a consistent sustainability story

Use accessible language and messaging


Connect data and messaging with key themes

Interview internal and external stakeholders to tell sustainability stories

Use unbiased, transparent language

Clear and accurate reporting

Use credible frameworks and standards


Clearly connect the strategic priorities or framework you’re reporting against

Apply best practice sustainability reporting guidelines

Use our compliance checklist to plan report content

User-friendly reporting formats

Use the channels to suit your ideal audience.



Content designed for PDF, HTML or flipbook formats

Smart data visualisation, infographics, and video

Indexing and editing services to ensure accessibility

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Specialist sustainability report writing expertise

A network of specialist report researchers, writers and editors.

Nail your sustainability report and comms without the hassle or extra headcount. From designing sustainability comms strategy from scratch to an audit of your existing comms, we support your organisation to make an impact.

With a Content Director in Brisbane, an Ops Manager in Melbourne, and reporting specialists spread across APAC – we’ve got your sustainability reporting and content needs covered.

What our clients say

Thanks for getting us over the line!

Amanda worked with us and took our sustainability report content from tangled knot to smooth sailing.

She helped us unfold the message we wanted to articulate and ensure we maintained a consistent voice throughout.

She was flexible with changing and challenging timeframes, across reporting compliance, and a huge help on content structure and writing.

Thanks for getting us over the line Amanda!

Sally Evans

Viva Energy


You made such a difference!

You made such a difference! Excellent proofreading across a complex annual report – 2 years running!

At the end of a long annual report process, Amanda was the fresh set of eyes we needed to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Thanks Amanda for your fast turnaround and eagle eye.


Emily Jackett
Legal Super

Helpful support for a story-led report

As a time-poor marketing and communications lead, I relied on Amanda to sift through raw content from the program teams for 37 services, and recommend the strongest stories and information that demonstrated our the impact of our services.

Amanda was very helpful in pulling together a strong draft that highlighted key statistics, results and case studies.

Amanda consolidated lots of information into simple and clear themes and headings. Her writing style is concise and easy to understand, which is perfect for an annual report.


Cherie Donnellan
Bethany Group

How we work on sustainability reports

Strategy & planning

Plan reporting around key themes, governance, and repurposable content.

Research & interviews

Swap endless templates for interviews with internal stakeholders and partners.

Writing & editing

Elevate your reporting with specialist writers, editors and communicators.


Showcase your report, messaging and brand with design and data visualisation.


Find the typos before your investors and guarantee accuracy of financial statements.


Tell a compelling sustainability story to the right audience.

Meet our Content Director

“Sustainability reporting is an opportunity to benchmark performance and shape the story you want to tell.”

Amanda Vanelderen
WorkWords Content Founder and Content Director

Amanda has produced annual reports for ASX200, government, NFP and private organisations.

Working with comms, investor relations and marketing teams, Amanda leads the delivery of confidential reporting and communication services.

  • Adjudicator – Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) – Australian Marketing Institute
  • Member – Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC)

Our sustainability report writing packages


We build a custom project quote to support your sustainability reporting.



Transform reporting with benchmarking

$POA +gst

For established brands ready to improve their reporting portfolio



Elevate your report with the stories worth telling

$POA +gst

For brands who want to maximise ROI with repurposable content

Sustainability Outsourcer

Trust us with complete report delivery

$POA +gst

For busy marketers or teams who need a trusted pair of hands

5 tips for writing your sustainability report


Align report structure with strategic business goals and industry benchmarks


Avoid separating how you communicate about social impact from your usual brand voice


Get across best practice reporting inclusions and developing international reporting standards


Create a detailed report outline for upfront stakeholder review and agree on workflows, version control and approvals


Make a plan for report promotion and repurposing to showcase sustainability achievements and pledge improvements

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Sustainability report writing services FAQs

What is a sustainability report?

A sustainability report is a record of a company or organisation’s operations and financial performance in the previous year relating to ESG. Some companies produce a sustainability report as part of their annual reporting.

Are sustainability reports mandatory in Australia?

Sustainability reporting is not mandatory under Australian law, but many organisations choose to publish standalone sustainability reports or include as part of an integrated annual report to showcase social and environmental commitments and performance.

However some industries and sectors have specific reporting requirements related to ESG. For example, resource companies may be required to report on their environmental performance under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

How much do sustainability reports cost to produce?

The cost of producing a sustainability report varies based on factors like the size of the company, reporting and legislative obligations, and complexity of operations and performance.

Can WorkWords Content design our sustainability report?

Yes. We work with a network of experienced designers from concept to delivery.

What sustainability reporting guidelines do Australian companies use?

  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a framework for sustainability report structure and inclusions. 
  • The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has guidelines for ESG reporting to help listed companies disclose relevant information to investors.

How else we help

Strategy & planning

Take the guesswork out of connecting with smart strategies and practical plans to bring them to life.


Content Marketing

From refreshingly useful B2B copywriting to copy editing and proofreading support to elevate internal and external projects.


Why WorkWords Content for sustainability report writing

Proven content delivery
for B2B and government

Data-driven content
planning with a splash
of delight

Audience advocates
across communication
and content trends

GSOH included at no extra cost

More reporting and copywriting services

Investor relations
Email marketing
Case studies
Annual reports
Blogs & articles

Sustainability reports made meaningful by expert writing.

Be supported to plan and deliver sustainability strategy, comms and copywriting that engages stakeholders, investors and regulators.