The November 2003 Update of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
HIV/AIDS resource document released today in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Key performance indicators for HIV/AIDS
reporting by all organisations were released today at an event hosted by
the South African Human Rights Commission. "Standardised HIV/AIDS public
reporting is an essential element of the global response to the
pandemic" stated Paul Hohnen, GRI Strategic Director, in Johannesburg
for the launch of the reporting framework.
The result of an intensive year-long effort, the reporting resource is
aimed at organisations that need to report on their HIV/AIDS performance
– including policies and practices – and at stakeholders who require a
reputable reporting benchmark to assess organisations’ HIV/AIDS
performance. Business, labour, government departments, civil society,
financial industry, accountants and others collaborated on the creation
of the document.
SFP regional round tables: ensuring multi-stakeholder representation
GRI has received an overwhelming response to its call for participants
at Structured Feedback Process (SFP) regional roundtables.
Draft guide to OECD-GRI synergies
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and the Global
Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines both aim
to encourage corporate accountability and responsibility.
e-networking space now available on GRI website!
GRI’s rich network of stakeholders can now meet and exchange ideas and
advice on sustainability reporting through an open forum on GRI’s
Organisational Stakeholders: Australia leads the way
GRI’s campaign to encourage all organisations to become Organisational
Stakeholder (OS) is building momentum around with world.
25 new reporters this month!
This month GRI lists 25 new reporting organisations, this brings the
total number of organisations using the Guidelines to 340.
New InterAct Forum topic: "In accordance"
The decision to report "in accordance" with the 2002 Guidelines is an
option, not a requirement.
Sector Supplements: Progress on Mining and Auto
Members of the mining sector supplement working group met for the first
time in Geneva in October.
Co-funder sought for public agency sector supplement
GRI has long recognised that the Guidelines are for use by all
organisations, not just companies.
Sustainability reporting and financial reporting: A winning combination
The GRI-reporter Austrian Federal Forests decided to combine their
financial and sustainability report this year.
Read the full articles on the GRI website!