NEW YORK/LONDON, September 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is pleased to introduce the next version of its AA1000 Assurance Standard – v3 – as the solution of choice for sustainability leaders seeking assurance of their sustainability management, performance, and reporting.
By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
The unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 have reminded us that we are an interconnected global community. While this crisis rightly has dominated our attention, we must not lose sight of progress on the broader aims of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Like the pandemic, our response must transcend national boundaries, engage the public and private sectors – and the pace has to quicken.
LONDON and NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The latest revision of the AA1000 Assurance Standard, the AA1000AS (2019), has been initiated by AccountAbility for public consultation via a globally accessible web platform today. The AA1000AS (2019) is an internationally accepted, freely available standard that provides the requirements for AccountAbility licensed assurance providers to conduct good-quality sustainability assurance on sustainability disclosures by reporting organisations.
GRI is seeking an external assurance service provider for its 2014/2015 sustainability report.
Since the 2003-2004 sustainability report, GRI has been regularly publishing its own reports based on the GRI Guidelines. Whilst continuously striving to improve, GRI has decided to opt for external assurance after consultation with its Board of Directors, starting this year. External assurance will provide GRI with the opportunity to check and improve its data gathering processes and systems.
GRI Focal Point USA and G&A Institute Issue New Report on US Sustainability Reporting Assurance Practices and Trends
NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A report released today by the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA examines the external assurance practices of US companies that use the GRI Guidelines. The analysis, conducted in collaboration with GRI’s US Data Partner and Organizational Stakeholder Governance & Accountability Institute, found that while sustainability reporting in the U.S. continues to grow, corporate reporters in the US are less likely to obtain third party assurance as their global peers.
By Lynnette McIntire, Sustainability Communications, UPS
I admit I may be delirious from all the number crunching, prose dissecting, and painful proofreading. But in these waning days before our next sustainability report is published, I confess that I enjoy the assurance process.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 9, 2011 - The second in the monthly Sustainability Chat discussed “CSR Reporting Best Practices” on OpenEyeWorld (OEW), the online sustainability expert engagement platform, from May 31 to June 2.