Deadlines approaching for opportunities to join GRI governance bodies
June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A global search is underway to find new members for five bodies that carry out crucial decision making and advisory functions for GRI, provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.
GRI seeks to ensure broad and inclusive participation in all of it’s governance, that is representative of people from different sectors, roles and countries. Stakeholders worldwide are encouraged to review the opportunities to get involved and spread the word as widely as possible.
June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Updates to two versions of the GRI Standards – ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been translated into German. They are now available to any German-speaking organization using the Standards.
All of the German translations of the Standards can be downloaded free of charge on the GRI website.
GRI Reflects on the Global Gathering in Helsinki Earlier this Month
“The World Circular Economy Forum brought together more than 2,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world to present the best circular economy solutions”, it states on its website. As such, it reflects the current state of affairs and the direction of the international community towards transitioning to a circular economy. There’s really no better place to be if you crave a rich multi-stakeholder perspective on the topic in the short span of two days.
Considerations about sustainability in the supply chain are no longer optional. In all regions of the world, these issues are front and center of both the business and political agenda.
When it comes to the supply chain, transparency is not the first instinct of business. A company’s sourcing practices can be one of the ways to stay ahead of the competition. But, when it comes to sustainability, it’s essential to track the origin of products and services for their environmental and human rights implications.
As the global community marked International Biodiversity Day (May 22), we also faced the sobering fact that human impact on the planet has entered a stage that is fast approaching a point of no return. For earth’s living ecosystems, the effect is already being keenly felt at its devastating worst.
By now we all understand the real and present danger of climate change and why urgent action is needed to pull us back from the precipice. Yet – inexplicably, given the mounting evidence from all parts of the world – the major threat to biodiversity has not been given equal billing.
Waste reporting disclosures being developed by GRI
May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts.
International recognition of the need for action on waste is increasing. The scale of the issue – from the effect of plastics in marine ecosystems to the mounting disconnect between food waste generation and global hunger – illustrate why businesses and other organizations need to play their part by improving waste management practices.
Additional French translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.
The recently updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in French and can be accessed by any French-speaking organization using the GRI Standards.
March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ - More than 500 businesses in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are being supported to report on their sustainability impacts following the launch of new guidance.
GRI has provided technical input to guides produced by the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), which they will share with all their listed companies, providing recommendations on best practice for sustainability reporting.