It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Ernst Ligteringen in London, UK, this week. Ernst joined GRI in 2002, and transitioned it from a project that was started under CERES, in Boston, US, into an independent international organization with a solid independent governance structure and system.
Does your organization use the GRI Standards to report on its water use and impacts? Do you have transparency requirements that you would like the GRI Standards to address? Help GRI’s Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) develop and update the GRI 303: Water Standard so that it is even more effective for your needs!
This is not encouraging: the respected management consulting company Bain & Company surveyed the leaders of 300 companies engaged in "sustainability transformation" and conducted interviews with heads of sustainability recognized for outstanding results.
The question: What are the results of instituting sustainability as a top priority? The answer: Alas, not really encouraging for stakeholders, says Bain & Company. There's an important "but" here with tips for CEOs and C-suite on how to overcome the odds of losing forward momentum in corporate sustainability efforts.
New GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Enhance Corporate Transparency Worldwide
Amsterdam, October 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, GRI launched the world’s first global standards for sustainability reporting, giving companies a common language for disclosing non-financial information. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards will enable companies around the world to be more transparent about their impacts on the economy, the environment and society. They will also help organizations make better decisions and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The GSSB was established by GRI in 2014 as an independent governance body, to develop and approve GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). By following procedures set out in the GSSB Due Process Protocol, the GSSB ensures that GRI Standards are developed in an objective and independent manner.
In this month's episode of Beyond Reports, listen to Vishnee Payen, Group Sustainability & CSR Manager at LUX Resorts & Hotels, talk about how the hotel operator is using their sustainability reporting process to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. LUX Resorts & Hotels is a member of GRI’s GOLD Community.