Webinars on the new globally applicable tool for managing waste impacts
June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Following the launch of a standard that enables organizations to minimize waste impacts, two virtual events are taking place to highlight how companies can make the most of this global best practice for waste reporting – and how it can unlock circularity benefits.
New Management Approach Disclosures Service launched
May 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Management approach disclosures are an essential aspect of sustainability reporting, providing the context for stakeholders to understand how a company manages their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society. The Management Approach Disclosures Service helps organizations present these disclosures clearly and accurately, giving a platform for the most accessible and transparent reporting.
Membership confirmed for group to develop new GRI Sector Standard
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced the members of the project working group leading the work to create a new sustainability reporting standard for agriculture and fishing.
The multi-stakeholder group, which includes diverse representatives from organizations around the world, has met virtually for the first time. They will now take forward the project to help companies with agriculture and fishing activities in their value chain understand their role in sustainable development and promote transparency and accountability.
Launch of sustainability standard to challenge the status quo on waste
May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by GRI, provider of the leading global sustainability standards.
The GRI Waste Standard changes how companies measure and understand waste, responding to global concerns about increases in waste generation and the impact on the environment, society and the economy. It encourages companies to prevent waste at source and unlock opportunities for circular business practices.
By Piya Baptista, Program Implementation Manager, Global Reporting Initiative
Companies around the globe are facing an unprecedented level of disruption due to the COVID-19 crisis. The economic consequences of the outbreak are already being widely felt. But what about the responsibilities of businesses to look after their workforce? What is clear is that the way they are responding can either alleviate or exacerbate the impact of the pandemic – on employees, their families, and the communities in which they operate.
Deeper engagement with capital markets is helping GRI reach companies across region.
An engagement program with stock exchanges and regulators in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is enabling GRI to support more listed companies to improve how they report on their sustainability impacts.
The program, with support from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), has been running since 2017. It aims to deliver training and support for companies to encourage them to use sustainability reporting through the GRI Standards as a tool for contributing towards sustainable trade and development.
GRI welcomes continued commitment to achieving the EU Green Deal
April 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The ‘bold leadership’ shown by the EU in re-committing to the European Green Deal, even as the coronavirus pandemic is being tackled, has been recognized by GRI chief executive Tim Mohin.
Greater corporate input needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals
April 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With the clock ticking on the deadline to complete the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments need to up the pace of progress – and do more to harness participation from both the public and private sectors.
GRI has set out recommendations to help policymakers work with companies to capture their contributions as part of national SDGs strategies. This includes the Voluntary National Reviews, the annual SDGs status updates from individual countries, which offer a platform for the partnerships needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
Opportunities to join governance of the leading sustainability standards setter
March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A global search is underway to strengthen GRI’s representation of different organizations and interests, across sectors and geographic boundaries, through an open call for new members to join its governance bodies.
GRI is the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework – and the only with multi-stakeholder working at the core of its governance and standard setting. Four of GRI’s decision making and advisory bodies are seeking applications from individuals of high integrity with relevant experience.