Integrated reporting is a concept that has been created to better articulate the broader range of measures that contribute to long-term value and the role organisations play in society. Central to this is the proposition that value is increasingly shaped by factors additional to financial performance, such as reliance on the environment, social reputation, human capital skills and others. This value creation concept is the backbone of integrated reporting and, we believe, is the direction for the future of corporate reporting. In addition to financial capital, integrated reporting examines five additional capitals that should guide an organisation’s decision-making and long-term success — its value creation in the broadest sense. An organization that communicates its strategy to the market and quantifies this broader contribution may well be stimulating value creation in itself. However, to increase stakeholder confidence the information must be credible. Dickenson knows this well, and acknowledges that it takes great acumen and thought to put a good integrated report together. We take enormous care in articulating your business model; in how we define your mission and vision, and the external factors that shape your business model; in how the various capitals contribute to the value creation strategy – including financial, natural, social, relationship, intellectual, human and manufactured capital. We ensure that your strategy is substantiated by key performance indicators, and how you manage your risks and opportunities.