GRI Certified Standards Training Course
 



Sustainability Reporting
 
Corporate Sustainability creates long-term value for an enterprise’s operations, staff development and the performance in social economy and environment, which has become the mainstream business practice worldwide.

Sustainability Reporting is the main process of an enterprise in developing strategies and implementing action plans for sustainability issues. It can help enterprises to measure and disclose their environmental, social and governance performance, which can call for more corporate transparency, enhance corporate image and meet the expectations of investors, customers and other beneficiaries.
About GRI Standards and GRI Exam
 
The Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (hereinafter referred to as “GRI Guidelines”) was published by the Global Reporting Initiative (hereinafter referred to as “GRI), and is the most widely recognized & used sustainability reporting framework.

The GRI Guidelines are used by organizations around the world to communicate to stakeholders about their impacts on the economy, environment, and/or society. Using GRI Standards helps organizations to disclose this information in a consistent and comparable way. It also helps to promote greater transparency and accountability for organizations.

The GRI Standards, the latest GRI guideline, was officially launched on 19 Oct 2016 and will replace the previously existing set starting from 1 July 2018. The aim of the training course is to help reporters understand how to use the GRI Standards for their sustainability reporting process.

After going through the GRI Certified Standards Training Course, participants can take the GRI Exam which can demonstrate the participants’ knowledge of the GRI Standards and the GRI Reporting Process. Trainees who earn a passing score on the exam will receive a certificate denoting the result and their names will be listed on the GRI website. Only individuals who have attended at least one of the training courses are eligible to take the exam.
Our Qualification
 

We are one of the very few professionals in the market authorized by GRI to host the GRI Certified Standards Training Course in Mainland China and Hong Kong.



Why Choose Us
 

Our experts have a deep understanding of the many internationally recognized sustainability reporting frameworks. Our clients and partners include national government agencies, industry associations, large-scale financial institutions at home and abroad. With our high level capacity in this profession and high quality of services, we have earned the trust of our customers and partners.

  • Our trainers have rich working experience in this sector, including publishing sustainability reports for different industries locally and abroad; therefore, our trainers’ cumulative experience will showcase through their course teaching.
  • We worked with the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Ministry of Environmental Protection to draw up the ESG Guidelines for the Chinese A-share market, which shows our capability.
  • In addition to the basic course content, we will teach the trainees how to apply the GRI Standards framework content in improving the sustainability management process and performance of their enterprise.
  • We provide both public and private courses with different training modes in order to satisfy the needs of different enterprises.
  • The interactive nature of the training courses will enhance the trainees’ overall learning experience and consequently augment their knowledge.
Course Outline
 

Participants who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of attendance from GRI.

     CONTENT
   
   
PART 1:
Introduction and background
1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
1.2 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
1.3 ABOUT GRI
     1.3.1 GRI STANDARDS
     1.3.2 GRI’S GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS BOARD (GSSB)
     1.3.3 MULTI-STAKEHOLDER APPROACH
PART 2:
Overview of the GRI Standards
2.1 USEFUL TERMINOLOGY
2.2 INTRODUCTION TO GRI STANDARDS
2.3 STRUCTURE OF GRI STANDARDS
2.4 HOW TO USE THE GRI STANDARDS
2.5 OTHER STANDARDS AND FRAMEWORKS
Part 3:
GRI Standards
3.1 UNIVERSAL STANDARDS
     3.1.1 GRI 101: FOUNDATION
     3.1.2 GRI 102: GENERAL DISCLOSURES
     3.1.3 GRI 103: MANAGEMENT APPROACH
3.2 TOPIC-SPECIFIC STANDARDS
PART 4:
Start your reporting process
using the GRI Standards
4.1 APPLYING THE REPORTING PRINCIPLES
4.2 REPORTING GENERAL DISCLOSURES
4.3 IDENTIFYING MATERIAL TOPICS AND BOUNDARIES
4.4 REPORTING ON MATERIAL TOPICS
4.5 REPORTING IN ACCORDANCE
4.6 PRESENTING AND COMPILING INFORMATION
4.7 END OF COURSE EXERCISE
PART 5:
Additional resources
5.1 GRI SUPPORT SUITE
5.2 GETTING INVOLVED
5.3 USEFUL RESOURCES
5.4 END OF COURSE EVALUATION