Why disclose to the WDI?

Demonstrate effective people management through greater transparency

Sustainable Development Goal 8 calls for ‘decent work for all’ by 2030. With millions of workers across their operations and supply chains, multinational companies are have a vital part to play in achieving this goal, and there are growing calls for them to take action.

Key to this is disclosure and by reporting through the Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI) companies can get ahead of the curve. By demonstrating to their investors, clients and other stakeholders that they are effectively managing their staff and supply chain workers, and gain a competitive advantage.

Why disclose to the WDI

Effectively showcase how you are managing your workforce to investors via a single, easy-to-use disclosure platform;

Demonstrate your leadership on workforce issues to a range of stakeholders, including civil society, governments and regulators;

Demonstrate that workers’ rights are at the centre of your business, and attract new potential employees and customers;

Receive a tailored disclosure report and scorecard which allows you to benchmark yourself against your peers;

Participate in a series of year-round workshops and webinars covering key workforce issues, featuring investors, trade unions and subject matter experts;

Link up teams internally, have detailed and constructive conversations on workforce topics within your organisation;

Build resilience and increase profitability by using the data collected to improve workforce conditions across your business.

“ESG investing has gone mainstream. Investor appetite for ESG data is growing, and for social data in particular. We want to access reliable, relevant and comparable data on companies’ workforce, their suppliers and sub-contractors, and the WDI offers a great opportunity for us to access this data.”

Sophie Deleuze, Senior SRI Analyst, Engagement Specialist, Candriam

Disclosure resources

The 2020 survey

Download the full survey (xsl) and see all of this year’s questions.

Survey guidance

Get detailed guidance on how to answer each question, as well as other back information on WDI.

Guide to reporting

A detailed guide to the online reporting platform and how to submit your report.

2020 events and webinars

Get practical tips to navigating the survey and why investors support workforce disclosure.

The New Frontier

See examples of how companies answered our 2018 WDI survey.

Good practice guide

See examples of how companies answered our 2018 WDI survey.

Start your disclosure journey

Fill out the below form, and one of our team will get in touch with more information about disclosing through the WDI. For any
other questions, you can also email: rosie.mackenzie@shareaction.org.