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ESEF Excellence Kit: Tackle ESEF, Future-Proof Your Annual Report

Key Takeaways

ESEF is now firmly established as part of the annual reporting process. Now, it's time to improve the processes that you have in place Use this checklist to understand what steps you need to take to achieve ESEF excellence. 

  • Discover how to make improvements across the entire ESEF reporting process
  • See how the ESEF reporting workflow can be simplified with Workiva
  • Explore key questions you need to answer as you prepare for your next ESEF filing

What is ESEF?
The European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) is a regulation specified by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The ESMA mandate covers all issuers on EU regulated markets. These companies have to file their report in XHTML, which means no PDF or scanned documents. 

In addition, companies with consolidated IFRS financial statements are required to include Inline XBRL® within the XHTML, which makes the report machine-readable. This file must be placed with the local regulators and be publicly available. 

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Inline XBRL®, XBRL® and iXBRL® are trademarks of XBRL International, Inc. All rights reserved. The XBRL® standards are open and freely licensed by way of the XBRL International License Agreement.

ESEF Excellence Kit


9 pages

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