At TEM our mission is for a sustainable global economies, so it is easy to see how we would be natural GRI partners. We have engaged with all aspects of GRI to support its growth and development, and we are positioned well to continue to do so from what Mr Meehan has had to say as his tenure at GRI begins.
We see the quality of reporting as an issue, but with GRI Certified Training Partner support and Guidance it need not be. TEM were the first of the GRI training partners to deliver the latest G4 programme. As we continue to decouple TEMs growth from the use of scarce limited resources, we have written a must have book on how to sustainability/integrated report available from Do Short; authors Kye Gbangbola and Nicole Lawler.
Mr. Meehan has almost twenty years’ experience in the sustainability field, including sustainable supply chain and carbon/energy reporting technologies. Specializing in bringing innovative corporate sustainability issues and solutions to the public, he has advised a range of stakeholders including investors, startups and governments. A visionary leader and CEO, Mr. Meehan has led companies in several countries, including Carbonetworks (2004-2010) and iVeridis Corporation (2010-2013). Focused on the intersection of innovation and sustainability, he has also advised multinationals worldwide on sustainability issues.
Michael Meehan comments: “I look forward to leading GRI’s executive team and the organization broadly to further strengthen GRI’s role in establishing sustainability reporting as a valuable global standard practice. I believe this is a pivotal time in sustainability reporting where innovation and collaboration are critical components of every organization’s sustainability strategy. GRI will continue playing its role in mainstreaming sustainability disclosures, and ultimately making a significant contribution to global sustainable development.
At TEM we will continue to encourage better Assurance and bringing awareness and knowledge of reporting to the public so the whole of society are enabled to engage in what the GRI logo of compliance says about an organisation.
The outgoing GRI CEO; Ernst Ligteringen, made GRI and sustainability reporting globally mainstream for which we all owe him and the GRI secretariat a huge vote of thanks. It is now Michael Meehan's time with his own set of transformative ideas to build upon Ernst's achievments. At TEM we are only too happy to offer him our full support.
Since GRI was established more than fifteen years ago, there has been rapid growth in corporate sustainability reporting Sustainability reporting is now mainstream amongst the world’s largest companies, and GRI is the de facto global standard. 95% of the largest companies in the world (G250) are now preparing sustainability reports, with 82% of those referring to GRI . Around the world, more companies and their investors and stakeholders are seeking to integrate sustainability considerations in their operations. Governments and other regulators, including stock exchanges, are increasingly developing policies and regulation in this area, and are seeking appropriate frameworks to reference.