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GRI presentation @ NAEM Conference

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5 March - Atlanta - NAEM Conference on Sustainability Management and Reporting; National Association for Environmental Managers

5 March - Atlanta - NAEM Conference on Sustainability Management and Reporting; National Association for Environmental Managers


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  • 1. Sustainability Reporting and the GRI framework Global Reporting Initiative Focal Point USA Marjella Alma Manager External Relations Venue, Date alma@globalreporting.org +1 917 690 0909NAEM, Corporate Sustainability Management Conference, 7-8 March 2012
  • 2. OutlineSustainability ReportingAbout GRIThe GRI GuidelinesDrivers and Trends
  • 3. Range of terminology• CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility• CC - Corporate Citizenship• SD - Sustainable Development• ES - Environmental Sustainability• BE - Business Ethics• CE - Corporate Ethics• CG - Corporate Governance• ESG - Environmental, Social & Governance• IR - Integrated reporting What is your “Footprint”?
  • 4. Recent research shows that.. 1. Sustainability reporting is de factoThe largest and most law for businesscomprehensive surveyof CR reporting trendspublished 1. Sustainability reporting enhances financial valueVast coverage of 3,400+companies 2. Combined reporting leads to IRMost comprehensive 3. Data integrity is essentialstudy since the firstreport in 1993 4. Leaders choose external assuranceKPMG International Corporate Responsibility Reporting Survey 2011
  • 5. What builds the business case?• Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) [2006] – Currently represents over $22 Trillion in investment capital – Close to 1000 signatories• Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) [2003] – Currently represents over $9 Trillion in investment capital – 90+ members• Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) [2002] – Currently represents over $71 Trillion in investment capital – act on behalf of 551 institutional investors• Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) [2001] – Currently represents $6 Trillion in investment capital – 70 members• Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) [1972] – Currently represents over $100 Billion – 300 members
  • 6. Who’s using sustainability data?
  • 7. Can any of this really be measured? How would you do this?
  • 8. Towards a sustainable economy..GRI VisionA sustainable global economy where organizationsmanage their economic, environmental, social andgovernance performance and impacts responsibly andreport transparently.GRI MissionTo make sustainability reporting standard practice byproviding guidance and support to organizations.
  • 9. The GRI Guidelines Environmental • EN 3 - Direct energy consumption by primary energy source Labor • LA 7 - Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and number of work related fatalities by region. Human Rights • HR 4 - Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken Product Responsibility • PR 6 - Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, ad sponsorship. Economic • EC 4 – Significant financial assistance received from government.
  • 10. How do I get started?
  • 11. Collect and present ESG data
  • 12. Display it with a GRI content index Highlights: • Economic • Environmental • Labor Practices and Decent Work • Human Rights • Society • Product Responsibility GRI Sector Supplement • Automotive Supplement
  • 13. A GRI report..makes use of theG3 or G3.1Guidelinesincludes aGRI Content Indexand preferablydeclares anApplication Level
  • 14. GRI Application Levels
  • 15. GRI Content Index• An Index is the gateway to and road map for a GRI report• Improves data accessibility for your stakeholders• Ties all different sustainability information sources together.
  • 16. GRI Application Level Check
  • 17. GRI reports get recognitionGRI reports list - free Featured reports
  • 18. What about data quality? More than 70 percent of the G250 and 64 percent of N100 engage major accountancy firms.Reinforce credibility among stakeholdersImprove quality of reported information Improve reporting processes Primarily responding to legal requirements Drive performance 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Source: KPMG International Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2011
  • 19. Who is using the GRI framework?
  • 20. Sustainability disclosure database http://database.globalreporting.org
  • 21. GRI reporting in the USA200180160140120100 USA80604020 0 yr99 yr00 yr01 yr02 yr03 yr04 yr05 yr06 yr07 yr08 yr09 yr10
  • 22. 2000 GRI reporting - worldwide18001600 November 2011: The GRI Guidelines are used by 80 percent of the G250140012001000 Rest of Worl USA800600400200 0 yr99 yr00 yr01 yr02 yr03 yr04 yr05 yr06 yr07 yr08 yr09 yr10
  • 23. USA - GRI Reporters
  • 24. How is this data used?
  • 25. Market evolution300,000+ subscribersglobally4,000+ companies andclimbingESG Aspects•Emissions•Energy Consumption•Human Rights•Policies•Board Make-UpBuilt around GRI
  • 26. Environmental criteria Company Environmental Total Energy Total GHG Emission Water Consumption Total Waste Names Disclosure Consumption (Th Tonnes) (Thousands of cubic (Thousands of metric Score (Mwh) meters) tons) 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009BMW --- 50.39 --- 3635.76 --- 1139.06 --- 3222.35 --- 450.51Daimler 55.81 54.26 10327.00 8631.00 3699.00 3036.00 14050.00 11960.00 1022.00 787.00Fiat --- 60.47 --- 8580.99 --- 2571.81 --- 34518.00 --- 1252.02Toyota 37.98 37.98 --- --- n/a n/a 27411.00 29323.00 102.00 105.00Peugeot --- 61.24 --- 6725.60 --- 920.27 --- 13850.03 --- 1029.60Renault --- 37.21 --- 4704.57 --- 1238.36 --- 10681.60 --- 848.14Ford --- 39.53 --- 15141.00 --- n/a --- 24100.00 --- 108.50Honda 38.76 36.43 111111.11 108333.34 3980.00 3590.00 30000.00 27000.00 --- ---Nissan 34.88 34.88 6525.28 6480.28 n/a n/a 15629.00 20902.00 869.00 888.00Hyundai --- 38.76 --- n/a --- 1986.00 --- 16980.00 490.63
  • 27. Financial market playersMay 2010 January 2011
  • 28. GovernmentsMore governments are making sustainability reporting mandatory.142 regulatory instruments inover 30 countriesUSA: WH CEQ - EO 13514 USPS, US Army, etc GSA Department of State SEC
  • 29. MNE’s and their supply chains Customer Training Suppliers GRI Stakeholders
  • 30. Current GRI projects:
  • 31. Towards the 4th generation of GRIG4 - fourth generationG4 aims to improve on content in the currentGuidelines – G3 and G3.1 – with strengthenedtechnical definitions and improved clarity.
  • 32. G4 Developments - Timeline
  • 33. G4 as a stepping stone Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Disclosure Mainstreaming G4 Integrated Reporting Other paths to mainstreaming
  • 34. When you want more…
  • 35. … involvement with GRIIn addition to getting started with GRI reporting,you can:• Join the Organizational Stakeholder Program• Become a US Sector Leader• Participate in Working Groups• Participate in Governance Structures
  • 36. Thank you! More information: Marjella Alma Manager External Relations alma@globalreporting.org +1 917 690 0909 www.globalreporting.org Venue, Date http://database.globalreporting.orgNAEM, Corporate Sustainability Management Conference, 7-8 March 2012