GRI News Update – January 2005

Source: Global Reporting Initiative, 27 January 2005

A news update from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Technical Experts appointed to the TAC

The final piece of GRI’s governance structure is ready to become operational, as the process of confirming members for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is now complete. GRI would like to congratulate the nine new members, and extend their thanks to all the candidates who were nominated. The TAC will assist in maintaining the overall quality and coherence of the GRI framework by providing high level technical advice and expertise, to the Board of Directors specifically and to the GRI as a whole. The TAC will be a standing body in GRI’s governance structure and will have a set of ongoing responsibilities that draw on its technical expertise. In addition, during the revisions cycles of the Guidelines, the TAC will review the ongoing work of the revision process, recommend direction on the overall architecture of the GRI Framework and key issues that emerge with respect to Guidelines design, review the incorporation of public comments into the final document for submission to the GRI Board, and submit a concur/non-concur recommendation to the Board on whether to approve the draft of the Guidelines for release as a final version. The first meeting of the TAC will be held from February 10th to 11th, at the Amsterdam office of the GRI Secretariat.

Members of the TAC are:

· Roger Adams, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK (Chair)
· Rob Frederick, Ford Motor Company, US
· Nelmara Arbex, Natura Cosmetics, Brazil
· David Russell, Dow Europe (The Dow Chemical Company), US
· Craig McKenzie, Insight Investment, UK
· Maria Silanpaa, AccountAbility, Finland
· Saliem Fakir, IUCN South Africa, South Africa
· Michael Nugent, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Australia
· Tom Etty, Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV), the Netherlands

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