GRI has demonstrated its commitment to increasing and improving the tools available to support sustainability report preparers, as showcased in its latest annual report. In GRI’s ‘Towards more and better reporting’ 2018 Annual Report, the organization demonstrates how to navigate the challenge of analyzing and accessing data, which can often be locked in to reports, by presenting it in a compelling way.
The 2018 annual report leads by example by making information as accessible as possible and is publishing online in a double format. Firstly, a highlights magazine covers the most important engagements, programs and projects; and secondly, the full report has been produced using GRI’s Digital Reporting Tool.
GRI Chief External Affairs Officer Peter Paul van de Wijs said: “Through our global engagements and the regular feedback we receive from customers, partners and stakeholders, we know that GRI’s most material topics relate to how we demonstrate our impact on the world. That is why our 2018 Annual Report has been produced in a dual format that is easy to understand and simple to navigate, delivering detailed information in accordance with the GRI Standards.”
GRI’s freely available and customizable Digital Reporting Tool can be used by any reporting organization as a one-stop-shop for mapping information needs, facilitating the collection of data, and presenting the report within an easy to use interface.
Van de Wijs added: “Sustainability disclosures needs to present usable and understandable data that meets the expectations of all stakeholders, including investors and analysts. As the leading authority on reporting, we will continue to innovate and make reporting better. Clearly explaining the material issues and providing information in an accessible online format has resulted in the GRI 2018 annual report being our most accessible and transparent yet.”