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GRI Standards Training Course

The Global Reporting Initiative GRI is the most widely used framework for sustainability reporting.

It helps companies to implement corporate social responsibility into their daily business and to report transparently on the social, economic, and environmental performance of their organization.


  • Solid understanding of the reporting process according to the most widely used sustainability¬†standards
  • Ability to manage and prepare a sustainability report for a small or medium-sized event
  • Official certificate signed by GRI upon successful completion of the GRI Standards workshop

Target group

The workshop does not require specific qualifications. It addresses:

  • Project managers or consultants implementing the social responsibility guidance
  • Persons responsible for a social responsibility program conformity in
    an organization
  • Members of the social responsibility team
  • Expert advisors in social responsibility
  • Auditors


Participants should have:

  • Basic understanding of sustainability reporting
  • Keen interest in sustainability-related issues
  • Online access or a printed copy of the GRI G4 guidelines and relevant sector disclosures.




Part 1: Introduction


  • Practical information
  • Learning objectives

Part 2: Overview of the GRI Standards

  • Useful terminology
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Introduction to the GRI Standards
  • Structure of the GRI Standards
  • How to use the GRI Standards

Part 3: The GRI Standards

  • GRI 1: Foundation 2021
  • GRI 2: General Disclosures 2021
  • GRI 3: Material Topics 2021
  • GRI Sector Standards
  • GRI Topic Standards




Part 4: Start your reporting process using the GRI Standards

  • How to apply the in accordance requirements
  • How to apply the reporting principles
  • How to determine material topics
  • How to report general disclosures
  • How to report material topics
  • How to present reported information
  • End of course exercise

Part 5: Conclusion


  • Summary
  • What’s next?


End of workshop

  • Price: 950 CHF