New topic Standards on Tax, OHS and Water to be used
January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward.
In 2018, two revised GRI Standards launched – for occupational health and safety, and water and effluents. In December 2019, the first global standard for tax transparency published. Effective from 1 January, companies identifying any of these topics as material are now to apply the new Standards.
Training now available on occupational health and safety reporting
October 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A new course has launched that helps companies to effectively incorporate occupational health and safety (OHS) impacts within their sustainability report – including insights on the OHS implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Philippines, the law mandates employers to provide their workers with transportation to a hospital or dental facility if they should need it. To comply, companies must have a plan that documents their emergency response and the site’s occupational health and safety (OHS) program.
Learn more about how this regulation applies to employers in the Philippines.
Latest versions now available in the Japanese language
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 Japanese. They are now available to any Japanese-speaking organization using the Standards.
All of the Japanese translations of the Standards can be downloaded free of charge on the GRI website.
The updated GRI OHS Standard looks at damage and recovery from injuries, not lost time
Safe and healthy working environments are crucial for sustainable development, and as such, are one of the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals. According to ILO estimates, around two million people die every year as a result of work-related accidents or diseases, and there are more than 300 million accidents every year.
To provide healthy and safe working conditions, organizations need a robust management approach that drives the prevention of physical and mental harm and the promotion of workers’ health. In addition to benefiting workers, it is also good business. First, a healthy workforce is more productive and engaged. Second, promoting a healthy work environment helps to attract – and hold on to – talented workers.
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.
The proposed changes are now open for your review - until 9 October
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety - used by organizations to report on impacts related to worker health and safety - is one of the first GRI Standards to be updated. The revised draft Standard is now available for public consultation through 9 October 2017.