Integrated Reporting: Its Benefits, International Framework and Quality Evaluation

Rong Jin


This article gives an explanation of the major objectives and crucial benefits of integrated reporting (IR). In addition, it describes the Guiding Principle “Stakeholder Relationships” and Content Element “Risks and Opportunities” of The International <IR> Framework, which is followed by the demonstration on how each of them supports the attainment of those benefits. Finally, this article critically chooses the 2016 annual report of Hyundai Motor Company as an example, evaluates the quality of report and examines its IR practice by assessing whether this company applies the selected Guiding Principle and Content Element effectively to help achieve major benefits of IR. The research method comprises the establishment of evaluation criteria and content analysis of annual reports.

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