SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING

GRI G4

The international standard for quality management ISO 9001 has been under review since June 2012 and is to replace the 2008 version in 2015. In May 2014, the Draft International Standard (DIS) was released – an important step on the way to revision.

With ISO 9001:2015, ISO members are fulfilling their claim to regularly evaluate standards with regard to their adequacy, relevance and timeliness. The increasing plurality of ISO 9001 users was factored in, as were changing interests of users and technological advances in the widest sense. On this page, you will be able to learn of the state of development of the revision, what topics are under discussion, and what information is available from DQS.

  • Sustainability Management
  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • Reporting Obligation
  • Interested Parties

The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) international Guidelines represent a user-friendly toolkit for preparing sustainability reports, with specific instructions for implementation. In the G4 edition, the Guidelines put greater emphasis on the materiality analysis. Two key questions help you identify truly important sustainability topics at your organization: “What information do your stakeholders expect?” and “What sustainability topics are strategically important to your organization?” GRI G4 offers two reporting options that differ mainly in length: a core report and a comprehensive report.

  • Simple determination and presentation of your sustainability performance based on principles and indicators from the Guidelines
  • Greater trust and credibility among all your stakeholders
  • More legal and business certainty, compliance with relevant requirements

DQS will help you assemble your sustainability report (through workshops, document selection, etc.) and can expertly validate it under the GRI G4 Guidelines in order to document its reliability and soundness. Our validations draw on interviews, document reviews and other sources. At the end of this process, we issue a conformity report that may include remarks for measures that still need to be taken. If our findings are positive, you will receive a statement of conformity that you can submit to the GRI. At that point, your sustainability report can be published by the GRI. We can then help you drive continuous improvement with annual audits.

Your contact person

Team Sustainability

Your contact person

Team Sustainability

csr@dqs.de

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