The Global Reporting Initiative GRI is the most widely used framework for sustainability reporting.
It helps companies to implement corporate social responsibility into their daily business and to report transparently on the social, economic and environmental performance of their organisation.
In 2016 the new GRI Standards were launched with a modular system, 3 universal standards and 33 topic-specific standards. Starting from 1 July 2018 the old framework is no longer valid.
This Transition module helps experienced reporters familiar with the old Framework (GRI G3 and GRI G4) to manage the transition successfully. The previous certification on GRI Guidelines is not required.
- Helping the users of GRI G4 Guidelines to make a smooth transition to GRI Standards.
- Understanding the main features of the new GRI Standards and its modular approach.
- Official certificate signed by GRI upon successful completion of the workshop.
The workshop does not require specific qualifications. It addresses:
- Project managers or consultants implementing the social responsibility guidance
- Persons responsible for a social responsibility program conformity in
- Members of the social responsibility team
- Expert advisors in social responsibility
Participants should have:
- A good knowledge of GRI G4 guidelines
- Keen interest in sustainability related issues
- Training programme*
- GRI Certified Training Module – Participant’s booklet (in English)*
- Official slides of the presentation (in English).**
- GRI Standards – 36 documents ( pdf download)***
- Overview tables: Transition from GRI G4 to GRI Standards (Excel download)***
- * Distributed materials
** on request
*** participants should have access to an online or printed version
PART I: GRI Standards Introduction
I.I Why transition to GRI Standards
I.2 What does transition to GRI Standards mean
I.3 Summary of main features
I.4 Benefits of the new Standards
1.5 Main G4 concepts and disclosures carry through
PART 2: Overview of the GRI Standards
2.I How to use the Standards
2.2 New structure and format
2.3 Summary of content clarifications
2.4 Employee/worker terminology revision
PART 3: Universal Standards
3.I GRI 101: Foundation
3.2 GRI 102: General Disclosures
3.3 GRI 103: Management Approach
PART 4: Topic-specific Standards
4.I Overview of the topic-specific Standards
4.2 merged Aspects
4.3 Group Exercise I
PART 5: Key content clarifications
5.I Clarification of the term «Impacts»
5.2 Topic boundary
5.3 Reporting on material topics not covered by the GRI Standards
5.4 Group Exercise 2
PART 6: Additional Resources
6.I Resources to support your transition to GRI Standards reporting
6.2 Resources about the transition to GRI Standards project