The Institute of Registered Auditors (IBR-IRE) is a professional organization which aims at coordinating the training and ongoing organization of a body of specialists capable of performing the function of registered auditor with every guarantee of competence, independence and professional integrity. The Institute attends to the accurate execution of the engagements entrusted to its members in accordance with the law.
The goals of the Awards for Best Belgian Sustainability Reports are:
- to stimulate organizations to report on their activities with regard to sustainable development and to propose guidelines on best practices in this respect;
- to encourage external assurance of non-financial information by a registered auditor listed with IBR-IRE;
- to increase organizations’ awareness of the use of reporting on sustainability issues as a tool to help them engage in a transparent and effective dialogue with stakeholders;
- to boost integration of societal responsibility beyond organisations and to reward transparent and relevant communication on sustainable development.
The Awards 2018 are organised with the support of the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (FIDO/IFDD) and the event is hosted by KBC Group. The Institute of Registered Auditors (IBR-IRE) would like to thank KBC Group for its welcome and the FIDO/IFDD, as well as The Shift, the Union of Self-Employed Entrepreneurs (UNIZO), the Union of the Middle Classes (UCM), the Antwerp Management School (AMS), the Walloon Union of Companies (UWE), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Wallonia (CCI Wallonie), the Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry (Beci), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Eupen, Malmedy and Sankt Vith (IHK), MVO Vlaanderen and the Flemish network of enterprises (VOKA) for their cooperation and support to this initiative.
The Jury is made up of representatives of the academic world, economic actors, representatives of the social profit world and the public sector, as well as journalists and registered auditors. Since a few years, the winners of the previous editions have also accepted to participate in the Jury for the next edition and have all mentioned the enriching formula of such a process in term of mutual sharing of experiences.
Mr. Marc DAELMAN (registered auditor with IBR-IRE) – with an advisory vote
Mrs Vanessa BIEBEL, VBO/FEB
Mrs Lies BOUTEN, IESEG Management School
Mrs Linde BREWAEYS, Samen Sociaal Tewerkstellen
Mr Jo COBBAUT, FD Magazine
Mr Eric de DECKERE, Port of antwerp
Mr Carlos DE SMET, Louvain School of Management
Mr Guido DE CLERCQ, Transparency International
Mrs Marie d’HUART, Cap Conseil
Mr Christian FERDINAND, Federal Public Service for Economy
Mrs Deborah FISCHER, IBR-IRE
Mr Corentin HERICHER, Louvain School of Management UCL
Mr Antoine LEBRUN, WWF Belgium
Mr David LEYSSENS, The Shift
Mr Fernand MAILLARD, IBR-IRE
Mr Olivier MARQUET, UNICEF
Mr Serge PATTYN, ABAF/BVFA
Mr Herwig PEETERS, Forum ETHIBEL
Mr Jan VAN BUGGENHOUT, Cofinimo
Mr Dieter VANDER BEKE, Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (FIDO – IFDD)
Mr Gert VAN EECKHOUT, MVO Vlaanderen
Mr Luc VAN LIEDEKERKE, Antwerp Management School
Mr Hans VERBOVEN, IBR-IRE
Mr Bart VERCAUTEREN, IBR-IRE
Mr Ignace WILS, Olivia & Julius bvba