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.
When we look back to GRI’s foundation more than 20 years ago, sustainability reporting has come a long way – and is now mainstream practice by many companies around the world. More comparable and comprehensive disclosure has been supported by the development of a global reporting framework, the GRI Standards. Yet at the sector level, in terms of how companies address their joint challenges, reporting can still be inconsistent.
Certified training for the sustainability profession
September 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A suite of high-quality and globally applicable training courses for sustainability reporting specialists are available, following the launch of the GRI Professional Certification Program.
The program delivers a professional training route for individuals seeking to use the GRI Standards for best practice reporting on organizational impacts. It can be accessed fully online or combined with learning provided through GRI’s global network of Certified Training Partners.
September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The five global sustainability, ESG and integrated reporting framework and standard setting organizations have today launched a report outlining the elements necessary for more comprehensive corporate reporting. The shared vision is provided by GRI, CDP, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
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.
Deadline approaching for Universal Standards public comment period
The consultation on revisions to the Universal Standards, the reporting that is at the foundation of all sustainability reporting through GRI, is open for 10 more days.
Groups, organizations and individuals around the world are urged to contribute their views and help shape these changes – which will be the biggest update since GRI transitioned in 2016 from providing guidelines to setting globally applicable standards. The public comment period will close on 9 September 2020.
Increasing access to online learning and courses through GRI
August 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Individuals working in sustainability reporting and sustainable development roles have more opportunities for professional development, as GRI’s learning options are increasingly made available virtually.
In response to changed ways of working due to the pandemic, the majority of GRI’s network of Certified Training Partners (CTPs) are now delivering courses remotely. In total there are more than 100 CTPs in almost 50 countries who offer certified training in the GRI Standards, which is tailored to meet the needs of the local audience.
By Laura Espinach, GRI Head of Technical Development
In June, we announced a major update to the reporting at the heart of the GRI Standards. The planned revisions to the Universal Standards are significant because they will affect every organization that uses the GRI Standards, supporting them to more effectively report their most significant impacts on the economy, environment and people.