2011 Updates GRI Report Services GRI Webinars 22 February 2011 By Marjella Alma & Ian van der Vlugt GRI – Report Services
Outline GRI reports & Application Levels What’s a GRI report & how to get recognized as such. GRI application levels & external assurance “+” reports New Support tools: GRI content index templates + G3 Checklist How the GRI check relates to the new Support Tools GRI application level check Communicating your declaration Pricing
related to the sustainability performance of a reporter.
signifying compliance with GRI or the G3 Guidelines.
Report or explain: Application Level A
Not material, because…<reason why>.
Not available, because…<reason why>, but will be reported on in…<commitment towards future reporting>.
Not allowed, by local law or because information is seen as business confidential.
Reasons for omissions need to be included in GRI content index.
The GRI Content Index is the specification of an Application Level and the gateway to your reporting: 1. it has a communication function for reporters to support their Application Level declaration (report or explain). 2. it has a navigation function for report users, enabling them to effectively find the ESG data of interest. GRI Content Index
For Level A only: indicate the year by which you will report in case of the data not being available.
How the GRI check relates to the new Support Tools
21 GRI Application Level Check Two parts: GRI Content Index check. The Check confirms that: the required set and number of disclosures for that Application Level have been addressed in the reportingthat the GRI Content Index demonstrates a valid representation of that particular level. Sample disclosure content check of the actual reporting.
Declaration options Self-declaration – text in reporting: “we have self-assessed our reporting to be Application Level B” 3rd party check – text in reporting: “our Application Level has been checked by <party XX>” Option: Include a check mark on the Application Level Table.