C10.3 Types of Report


There are many different types of reports. For example, in the environmental field a report may be prepared on:

  • The benefits of new technology within an organisation, as a mechanism to encourage its purchase.
  • The impact of new legislation.
  • An investigation into an environmental incident.
  • The findings of an environmental inspection.
  • Audit findings.
  • The achievements in relation to environmental initiatives.
  • The level to which environmental objectives and targets have been met.


Reports may also be aimed at different audiences. The level of detail and topics included will vary accordingly. For example, a report may be aimed at:

  • Environmental Department.
  • Purchasing Department.
  • Senior Managers.
  • The Public.
  • Enforcing Authorities.
  • Board of Directors.
  • Investors.