GRI announced the launch of GRI 306: Waste 2020, the first globally applicable tool for organisations to report and communicate on their waste impacts. GRI 306: Waste 2020 reflects global best practices on waste management and will be effective for reports and other materials published on or after 1 January 2022.
With increasing awareness of social and population health impacts private sectors have, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have been working on a project named Culture of Health for Business (COH4B), aiming to push the companies to think differently on how they can affect the population health and society, through exploring business practices that have discrete health and business impacts.
The huge slap of this COVID-19 epidemic on most enterprises made it hard for us to imagine how the aftermath and indirect impacts of the disaster will change the socio-economic structure and business development models. In the post-pandemic era, how to cumulate the experience from setbacks and use the brand new financial values and management system called‘ESG’to empower corporate sustainability development will be a new trend of global development.
Business and climate change have mutual impacts on each other. Business influences climate change with climate-related reporting today laying more emphasis on different business models’ carbon footprint while climate change does sway business models to some extent with the reporting promoted by Task Force on Climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD) focusing on financial implications of climate change on business models.
What is GRI standard and why should we use GRI standard as a framework for the preparation of ESG reports?
GRI standards provide companies with a flexible and future-proof reporting structure, that is, the forward-looking and rigorous approach advocated by GRI ensures its process and topics can always remain up-to-date and relevant.
Recently, GCESG has successfully joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) community, marking another important step GCESG has taken toward internationally standardised sustainability reporting.