Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Training Partner

FBRH Consultants is a Certified Training Partner of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and an Accredited Training Partner of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). Participants who complete the 2-day FBRH GRI Standards Certified, IEMA Recognised Course receive two certificates: one from GRI and one from IEMA. 

Key facts - Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

GRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

  • The GRI Standards can be used by any organisation, regardless of sector, size and location.
  • GRI has global strategic partnerships with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Global Compact, with its Standards enjoying synergies with the guidance of the International Finance Corporation, the International Organisation for Standardisation’s ISO 26000, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the Earth Charter Initiative.
  • GRI is focused on taking action on what matters where it matters: companies identify their impacts on the environment and stakeholders, measure, set targets, take action to minimise their negative impacts and increase their positive impacts, report the outcomes in their CSR/ Sustainability report. 

GRI Standards

  • The GRI Standards are the first global standards for sustainability reporting. They feature a modular, interrelated structure, and represent the global best practice for reporting on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts.
  • GRI's mission is to empower decision makers everywhere, through GRI's sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.
  • Highly adaptable, the GRI Standards are often used in combination with other international initiatives and frameworks, with alliances and synergies committing GRI to joint activity with partner organisations.
  • An organisation preparing a report in accordance with the GRI Standards can choose one of two options (Core or Comprehensive), depending on the degree to which the GRI Standards have been applied. 

How can the GRI Standards be used?

There are two basic approaches for using the GRI Standards:

1. Using the GRI Standards as a set to prepare a sustainability report in accordance with the Standards

The GRI Standards have been developed primarily to be used together, to help organisations prepare a sustainability report based on the Reporting Principles and focusing on material topics. If using this approach, organisations have to use the three Standards in the Universal series (100) and only the topic-specific Standards (series 200, 300 and 400) that relate to the material topics identified.

2. Using selected Standards, or parts of their content, to report specific information, without preparing a report in accordance with the Standards

This option is referred to as a ‘GRI-referenced’ claim. If using this approach, an organisation chooses as many or as few Standards, according to its specific reporting needs.

Learn how to prepare ASAP a GRI Standards CSR/ ESG/ SDG Sustainability Report

Beyond reporting - Leveraging the GRI Standards to gain a competitive advantage

The 2-day FBRH GRI Standards Certified, IEMA recognised training course will prepare you to develop, ASAP, a GRI Standards CSR/ ESG/ SDG/ Sustainability report that presents your company’s or organisation’s economic, environmental and social impacts. 

1) You will learn how to take solid, focused action (materiality) to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the EU Directive for Non-Financial Reporting (2014/95/EU).

2) The course will help you understand how your company or organisation will benefit from the transition to the sustainable, circular economy and gain valuable competitive advantage.




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