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Certified Transition to GRI Standards Module


In October 2016, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), launched the GRI Standards. The new standards are a transition from the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting framework, and aim to provide a more flexible, more credible, and more future-proof structure for GRI’s reporting standards. This GRI Certified course will provide you a practical overview of how to use the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards.

The course builds upon your knowledge of previous versions of the GRI framework, in particular the G4 version, and brings you up to date with the very latest in best practice sustainability reporting using the GRI Standards.  ZOOiD and the training materials are certified by the Global Reporting Initiative.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants should feel very confident in how to navigate the modular structure of the GRI Standards, which, while looking very different, are not so different in content to previous versions of the GRI.

Course Content:

PART 1: Introduction — Why transition to Standards; The broader context of the Standards; Summary of main features; Benefits of the Standards; Main G4 concepts and disclosures carry through

PART 2: Overview of the GRI Standards — How to use the Standards; New format; Summary of content clarifications; Employee/worker terminology revision

PART 3: Universal Standards — GRI 101: Foundation; GRI 102: General Disclosures; GRI 103: Management Approach

PART 4: Topic-specific Standards — Overview of the topic-specific Standards; Merged Aspects

PART 5: Key Content Clarifications — Overview of clarifications on ‘Impact’, topic boundary, and reporting on material topics not covered by the GRI Standards

PART 6: Additional Resources — Various resources to support your transition to Standards reporting


Who should attend?

Individuals and organisations that have used previous versions of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting framework, such as G4 or G3/G3.1, and are looking to transition to the new Standards.

Course format

The workshop runs for four (4) hours.

Other information

  • All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance directly from the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam.

Workshop Costs

Standard $400 (+GST)
Early Bird: $360 (+GST)


Upcoming Workshops


Mentoring Packages

Why not book in some additional mentoring/coaching time with us when you register for our workshops? Our mentoring and coaching package provides you with additional GRI sustainability reporting consulting support at the conclusion of a GRI workshop.  Consulting may take place via telephone or in person. Additional charges apply for travel costs if required.

Full dayHalf day

Business/State Government

$1100 (+GST) $600 (+GST)

Education/Council/Not for Profit

$900 (+GST) $500 (+GST)

*Prices are special workshop offer rates and do not reflect ZOOiD's regular consulting rate.