This report is entitled “Paper, Planes, and People”, the “three things that are essential to ongoing success of the GRI”. GRI’s consumption of most of these “things” has been increasing as the business has been growing and expanding in reach. 12 staves were added in fiscal 09/10 (30% more people) and 1,082 kg of paper (23% more than the previous year). CO2 emissions caused by air travel were 613 tonnes (dual 2007/8 but a 13% reduction over the prior calendar year, excluding GRI meeting -related travel).
The record is also includes information on GRI’s financials for the entire year. GRI’s sustainability performance goals for 2010/2011 include offsetting business travel emissions, providing more similar and precise data on energy consumption, sustainable procurement policy, finalizing the sustainability, environmental, diversity, and recruiting policies, and improving sustainability performance management strategy.
Improving gender balance on the Board is also stated as an aspiration. That is all great and precisely what we could expect of a business whose core message is sustainability and transparency. It’s good to see GRI walking the chat in this way. Use of a Materiality Matrix: The key issues for a business and its stakeholders should be shown in a Materiality Matrix (as suggested in the GRI framework). Equally, from 12 months to year materials issues do change.
Between 2007 and 2010 the world, and the business world, as well as the GRI itself, has changed quite signifcantly. The global financial meltdown and pressures on sustainability budgets. The rise of sociable media. The development of online reporting. The more powerful moves to included reporting with new organizations taking a new lead. The changes in local legislation associated with reporting in several countries.
The publication and development of ISO26000 and other sector codes and frameworks including the changes in the UN Global Compact reporting requirements. Geopolitical changes and the introduction of growing economies. New pressures from investor groupings. Personnel changes at the GRI. A review of dangers that the business faces: This is required by Reporting Indicator 1.2 and the GRI promises to record this completely.
- What factors drive worker turnover
- Interfaces determine what? Mark for Review
- Importance of Marketing Research
- Tough competition
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- Display at trade shows
However, the word risk will not come in the GRI record apart from the GRI Index. Disclosure of the risks the organization faces should be part of sustainability reporting. This may include: Reputation risks, Funding risks, Lack of increased reporting uptake risks, Travel risks, Currency Risks, People, paper, and planes dangers, Climate change dangers, Ice cream overdose dangers (Ok, that one may only connect with my business).
Commentary on the amount of GRI-based reports published: This is the top-of-mind hard measure that shows the outcome of GRI activity. The GRI downloadable reviews list shows 1,121 GRI-based reviews published in 2008, 1,519 in ’09 2009 and 1,865 in 2010 2010. This symbolizes substantial development and expansion of GRI impact. The GRI often claims that significantly more reports are influenced by or influenced by the GRI Framework, even if the GRI Index is not included and I believe this is true. Also, new reporters take some time to provide first reports so there could be a large number of new reports in the offing.