GRI Standards Certified Training Programme on Non-financial/ Sustainability Reporting
30-31 March 2020 / 11-12 May 2020
The training is delivered by two GRI nominated trainers, both having significant experience in the utilisation of consecutive GRI and other sustainability reporting frameworks.
The fee for early payments applies under the terms detailed below.
Maximum number of seats: 12
GRI Standards can be used in the non-financial/ sustainability reporting process regardless of whether the entities are subject to the EU Directive 95/ 2014 or they are willing to report voluntarily.
CSR BootIQ is the first GRI licensed training provider to run certified courses in Romania. The license was obtained in 2015 and is renewed annually.
The GRI Standards (the 100, 200, 300 and 400 series) were adopted in October 2016 and officially entered into circulation on 1st of July 2018. The first sustainability report in Romania that was in accordance with GRI Standards was developed with the support of one of our consultants and can be accessed here.
GRI is the most widely used sustainability reporting framework. It helps companies to improve the business processes by using best management practices and key performance indicators, to report transparently on the social, economic and environmental performance and monitor progress.
The training programme is designed especially for managers interested in improving business processes, representatives of organisations regardless of its type (public, private, NGOs) willing to position themselves as responsible employer and strategic thinkers, as well as professionals in areas such as sustainability, corporate responsibility, human resources, health & safety, environment, technology, strategic communications. Additional attendees are report users (NGO representatives, financial analysts, government officials, members of Executive Boards, media, companies willing to establish a business relationship with multinational companies).
After successfully completing the training course, participants will receive:
- an internationally recognized certificate issued by GRI (electronic)
- GRI Standards brochure (hard copy) useful for those willing to sit in the GRI Standards exam
- course slides (hard copy)
- GRI Standards 100, 200, 300 and 400 series (.pdf files) – hard copies are provided only for in-class activities;
- GRI Content Index Tool (.xls file), and relevant sustainability reports (.pdf files) – hard copies of sustainability reports are provided only for in-class activities.
Topics covered by our Bucharest GRI Standards Certified Training Programme:
Part I – Introduction and background
- Sustainable development
- Sustainability Reporting and GRI
Part II – Overview of the GRI Standards
- Introduction to GRI Standards
- How to use the GRI Standards
- Other standards and frameworks
Part III – GRI Standards
- Universal standards (GRI 101, GRI 102, GRI 103)
- Topic-specific standards
Part IV – Start your reporting process using the GRI Standards
- Applying the Reporting Principles
- Reporting general disclosures
- Identifying material topics and boundaries
- Reporting material topics
- Reporting In accordance
- Presenting and compiling information
Part V – Additional resources
- GRI Support Suite
- Useful resources
Cristina Balan, Partner – Sustainability: vision, strategy & reporting, is a licensed trainer and a GRI Nominated Trainer and is the first Romanian specialist (and the sixth in the world) to have successfully passed the GRI Exam. She has a strong experience in sustainability reporting based on GRI Standards, SDGs and UN Global Compact principles, in stakeholder engagement processes and in materiality analysis. She provided consultancy for non-financial/ sustainability reports in accordance to GRI 3.1 and GRI G4 as well as for the first report published in Romania in accordance to the GRI Standards. She is experienced in the following areas: pharma, IT, telecom, retail, FMCG and energy. As of 1st of January 2019, Cristina is a member of GRI’s Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC).
Stela Serghiuta, Senior Partner, is a licensed trainer and a GRI Nominated Trainer.. She was the second Romanian specialist to successfully pass the GRI Exam and is an active participant in the GRI Standards pioneers’ programme. She has expertise in impact analysis and social audit based on SROI methodology, and in stakeholder engagement processes. She delivered hundreds of hours of training in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkmenistan and Yemen.
The fee for the GRI Standards certified course is 850 euro plus VAT (19%). A 10-percent early bird discount applies provided payment is made 30 days prior to the first training day.
For extra details on group discounts (minimum three people from the same organization) and registration, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The fee includes:
- 16 hours of training and training materials (course slides, participant booklet – hard copies);
- certificate of attendance issued by GRI for full and active participation (electronic);
- case studies (local and international) and lectures conducted by highly experienced trainers.
- a unique experience and access to specialists with rich experience in sustainability and reporting;
- coffee breaks;
- the invitation to become a member of the CSR BootIQ non-financial/ sustainability reporting community;
- invitations to exclusive events organised by CSR BootIQ for non-financial/ sustainability reporting community;
- additional discounts for other training courses organised by CSR BootIQ.
CSR BootIQ is registered at the National Supervising Authority for Personal Data Processing http://www.dataprotection.ro as of 2015 (notification number: 36970)