The service focuses exclusively on 11 disclosures related to materiality, boundary and stakeholder engagement. Reporting organizations that choose to take advantage of the service will receive formal acknowledgement from GRI that at the time of publication, the disclosures G4-17 to G4-27 from the GRI G4 Guidelines have been correctly located in both the Content Index as well as in the final report. This acknowledgement will be made via an official GRI-branded message which reporting organizations can include prominently in their report to communicate to their stakeholders that the report has been checked.
GRI will start accepting applications for the new service from 2 December 2013. The first 20 reporting organizations to apply for the service will receive it free of charge. Thereafter the check will cost 1,750,- Euro excl. taxes. The service is offered free for GRI Organizational Stakeholders (OS).
Nelmara Arbex, GRI’s Chief Advisor on Innovation in Reporting, said: “This service is designed to assure readers and reporters alike that the most critical part of the GRI Content Index is correctly and clearly presented. The 11 disclosures relating to materiality, boundary and stakeholder engagement are the essence of G4.”
Further details of the service will be included in the December edition of the GRI newsletter.
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