Recently, GCESG has successfully joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) community, marking another important step GCESG has taken toward internationally standardised sustainability reporting.
The Global Reporting Initiative was founded by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) of United States, with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1997, and has gradually developed into an independent international organisation that helps investors, enterprises, governments and other stakeholders understand the impact enterprises’ business activities have or will cause on material sustainability topics more clearly. The Sustainability Reporting Guidelines released by GRI is the most widely-adopted sustainability reporting guide across the world nowadays, which dates back to more than 15 years ago. The Sustainability Reporting Guidelines represents the best practice in the sustainability reporting industry at global level, and acts as an important tool for various reporting organisations and institutional investors to communicate and make decisions based on corporate non-financial information disclosure.
It is the core value and long-term corporate vision of GCESG to help enterprises become the leader in sustainability reporting industry. As one of the 15 enterprises and organisations such as China Mobile, CLP and Swire Pacific Limited from China (covering mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) that joined GRI Community, GCESG is able to help enterprises and communities where they operate create more value, facilitate sustainable development of the entire value chain, effectively lower ecological footprint at source, to large extent explore, develop and create business opportunities, and enhance its professional capacity in sustainability reporting in accordance with the enterprise’s expectation and industry requirement through the collaboration with GRI.