Process Street has created this GRI Standards 101: Foundation 2016 Checklist Template, from the GRI Standards Foundation 2016 report. The purpose of this template is to ease the efficiency and productivity of GRI reporting for your organization.
This superpowered checklist will lead you through the creation of your GRI report, ensuring that no steps are missed and all information is recorded accurately.
What is GRI reporting?
The World Commission on Environment and Development set out to define sustainable development in 1987, as below:
'development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs''
Businesses were identified to play a key role in achieving sustainable development. Through organizational activities and relationships, a positive or negative contribution can be made.
Sustainable reporting, promoted by GRI standards, provides a standardized means for companies to address and record publicly their economic, environmental and social impacts. All of which contribute to sustainable development.
All in all, through GRI reporting, information regarding the company's sustainable development is disclosed in a globally-accepted standard.
Through this standard, a common language is created for both organizations and stakeholders to communicate economic, environmental and social impacts. Global comparability and quality of information are both enhanced allowing for greater transparency and organizational accountability.
GRI reporting standards have been designed to provide a balanced and reasonable representation of an organization's positive and negative contribution to the goal of sustainable development. With this information, both internal and external stakeholders can form opinions and make informed decisions.
What is the GRI 101: Foundation Standard?
The GRI 101: Foundation Standard is the starting point for an organization to report its economic, environmental and/or social impacts. This report sets out the reporting principles for defining the report content and quality.
GRI 101: Foundation is part of the GRI 100 series, representing a universal standard.
This GRI 101 template can be used in conjunction with our other templates listed below:
Each GRI report has been designed to be used together with other GRI reports, to help an organization prepare a sustainability report based on reporting principles and focuses on material topics.
You will find the following features in this template, added to increase the templates use value: