Episode 39 was all about deconstructing transparency reports – demonstrating how I look at them with a critical, skeptical eye to try to figure out what they are, and are not, saying. My goal for doing this is to help others develop an awareness that will help them be better consumers of these reports.
Not surprisingly, some reports are more “transparent” than others, and during that live stream I took a look at what I thought some of them did well, and some of them did not so well.
It’s also fair to say that some reports do not claim explicitly to be transparency reports. They are sourcing reports or annual reports. But the purpose of all of these reports has a common element – to narrate a story about responsible sourcing and the impact their sourcing policies have in producing countries and within the broader confectionery industry.
I believe it’s not sufficient to just take the negative position, you have to be able to make a positive case.
That’s what I am going to do in this live stream– propose some principles for constructing reports that make it easier for all readers – those within the industry who possess subject matter expertise and general consumers who lack insider knowledge and perspective – to decode them.
Information Design Resources
Another Company’s Reports to Review – Original Beans
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