Non-Financial Reporting of Industrial Corporations – A Czech Case Study

Jaroslav Sedláček
2020 Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis  
Scientific research and studies from recent years point to the growing interest of large multinational corporations in publishing reports that inform the public not only about their performance, but also about their behavior in terms of social responsibility and long-term sustainability. These are not only effects in the context of their success, but also the negative impacts of their environmental, social and administrative activities. Although corporate responsibility reporting integrating
more » ... ting integrating financial and non-financial information is becoming a standard practice, these approaches have not yet been investigated or published in the Czech region. Therefore, the aim of the research was to determine how the new quality of reporting is perceived by Czech industrial corporations. Data for empirical research were excerpted from reports published in 2018. To verify the generally perceived assumption of a positive correlation between the size of corporations and the quality of their reports, respectively between reporting quality and corporate performance, eight hypotheses have been formulated. The Chi-Square independence test was used to confirm or refute the hypotheses. The tests confirmed a significant dependence of reporting quality on the size of the corporation. A positive correlation was also found between quality of report and performance, but the expected negative correlation between indebtedness could not be demonstrated.
doi:10.11118/actaun202068030625 fatcat:yq2cr4rpkrftnkmfq3rfhaewoa