MORE AND MORE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DISCOVERING THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
Research shows that a systematic approach to sustainability reporting helps to:
- Improve sustainability performance.
- Improve risk management and investor communications.
- Engage stakeholders and improve stakeholders relations.
- Motivate and engage employees.
- Build credibility as a committed and effective corporate citizen.
- Strengthen internal data management and reporting systems.
- Improve sustainability strategy and selection of performance indicators and targets.
- Benchmark sustainability performance against self and others.
If your organization is thinking about preparing a report but doesn’t know where to start or how to take the first step, this training is ideal for you. If your organization is already reporting, but you are new to the reporting team, this training is ideal for you.
If you are an experienced reporter but want to review, improve or discover the latest in best practices, this training is ideal for you.
This two-day intensive workshop will introduce you to the elements of a good sustainability report using the GRI’s five step process: prepare, connect, define, monitor and report and prepare you to coordinate the sustainability reporting process.
The GRI Standards Certified Training Program empowers participants to begin or improve their sustainability reporting using the world’s leading sustainability reporting Standards.
The training is given in a working group format. Student participation should be active.
BENEFITS OF GRI REPORTING
Sustainability reports based on the GRI Standards can be used to benchmark organizational performance with respect to laws, norms, codes, performance standards
and voluntary initiatives; demonstrate organizational commitment to sustainable development; and compare organizational performance over time.
GRI promotes and develops this standardized approach to reporting to stimulate demand for sustainability information—which will benefit reporting organizations and those who use report information alike.