Sustainability reporting can really help companies of all sizes, and anywhere in the world to improve their own processes and publicly demonstrate their responsible business practices. Through its Competitive Business Program and with with the support of SECO (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs), GRI helped SMEs in Ghana report for the first time. Participating SMEs and GRI learnt that sustainability reporting can lead to clear business benefits for smaller companies in developing countries, and that digital tools can encourage and facilitate reporting.
AMSTERDAM, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – GRI is pleased to announce that Ms. Bekeme Masade-Olowola, Mr. Jack Ehnes, and Dr. Jianzhong Lu, will join the GRI Board of Directors for a first 3-year term on 1 January 2019.
Elaborating a better sustainability report that is in line with the GRI Standards can be a challenging exercise. Particularly the balance between a wider sustainability narrative and the hard-and-fast Standards can be difficult to maintain. And, because each company or organization has different approaches to collecting, systematizing and presenting data, report preparers may want more certainty as to their advances, and room for improvement.
As the data collection for many report preparers gains momentum, we are happy to announce new and updated GRI Standards and services to support reporters' work. GRI’s improved Disclosure Review Services, and the mapping between the WFE Guidance and Metrics to the GRI Standards are examples of how report preparers can ensure their report better meets stakeholder requirements.
A recent report from Ceres analyzed how well the 476 largest companies of the Forbes Global 2000 disclose and perform on five key indicators that are highly valued by today’s investors. The results? There are some major gaps that need to be filled.
The Independent Appointments Committee has an extraordinary open call for nominations to fill an unexpected vacancy in the Business Enterprise constituency on the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). Apply before 31 October!
Global network of standard-setting organizations to accelerate widespread adoption of impact measurement and management
October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A group of leading global organizations, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have joined forces to create the Impact Management Project. This network is an unprecedented effort to develop methods to measure the environmental and social impacts of investment decisions. The goal is to align investment with sustainable business practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the ideals of our time and aim to ensure that everyone can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality, while protecting the planet from degradation, and in harmonious, peaceful and just societies. The commitment of governments has been translated into clear and measurable targets, that get evaluated yearly during the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR).
Companies now better equipped to report on both harm prevention and health promotion
AMSTERDAM, October, 4 2018 /3BL Media/ - Healthy and safe working conditions are recognized as a human right – yet it is estimated that close to 2.8 million people die from work-related injuries and illnesses every year, according to the International Labour Organization. A lack of robust occupational health and safety (OH&S) management can put the lives of workers and their families at risk and can limit countries’ potential for sustainable development.