(c) You have just been advised of management’s intention to publish its yearly marketing report in the annual report
that will contain the financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2005. Extracts from the marketing
report include the following:
‘Shire Oil Co sponsors national school sports championships and the ‘Shire Ward’ at the national teaching
hospital. The company’s vision is to continue its investment in health and safety and the environment.
‘Our health and safety, security and environmental policies are of the highest standard in the energy sector. We
aim to operate under principles of no-harm to people and the environment.
‘Shire Oil Co’s main contribution to sustainable development comes from providing extra energy in a cleaner and
more socially responsible way. This means improving the environmental and social performance of our
operations. Regrettably, five employees lost their lives at work during the year.’
Suggest performance indicators that could reflect the extent to which Shire Oil Co’s social and environmental
responsibilities are being met, and the evidence that should be available to provide assurance on their
accuracy. (6 marks)