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Certified Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Sustainability Reporting Process Workshop


Preparing a GRI report can potentially be daunting without the benefit of a structured program that takes you through all of the ins and outs and tricks of the trade in how to begin the report. ZOOiD doesn’t simply provide training in this area; ZOOiD also prepares sustainability reports for clients! 

We also provide a one hour complementary mentoring session for each workshop participant. 

This course will enable you to prepare either a GRI Standards Core report, or a GRI Standards Comprehensive report.  ZOOiD and the training materials are certified by the Global Reporting Initiative.

Workshop Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants should feel very confident in how to prepare a best practice Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability report using the GRI Standards. Most importantly, participants will begin to understand the GRI report writer’s adage “It’s not about the report, it’s about the process!”

Take outs of the course include how to:

  • Understand, interpret and implement the GRI Standards
  • Select and prepare the information to be disclosed in the final report
  • Apply the GRI Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content, and Defining Reporting Quality
  • Identify, prioritise and communicate with your stakeholders
  • Identify material topics and their boundaries (internal and/or external to your organisation)
  • Streamline reporting processes throughout your organisation
  • Communicate your report in innovative ways
  • Prepare you for future reporting cycles through continuous improvement principles.

Who should attend?

Individuals who are new to the Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting process, or reporters who may not have attended the course, and need some extra tools to help them along. It can often be of benefit to have more than one person from the same organisation attend the workshop, as sustainability reporting is multi-disciplinary in nature, and it helps to have more than one person with GRI knowledge as support. Our participants come from a broad spectrum of sustainability focused areas of the organisation, including company secretary, HSE, corporate planning, project management, corporate social responsibility, health & wellbeing planning/policy, sustainability, communications, education and marketing, business analysts, community relations, business improvement, HR and more.

Which organisations and sectors should attend?

No matter how large or small your organisation is, all organisations should consider preparing a GRI report. GRI reporting allows you to refine your business processes and better communicate your sustainability activities. All sectors benefit from GRI reporting. Participants span the financial, minerals & mining, engineering, transport/logistics, aquaculture, events management, property development, utilities, pharmaceutical, paper products, FMCG, local and state governments, water boards, consultant, IT, retailers, wholesalers, education and not for profit sectors (building, business, aged care), sustainable tourism and more.

Course format: Face to Face or Virtual Classroom Online Delivery

Our face to face workshop runs for 16 hours and is run for two consecutive days.

Our virtual classroom online delivery workshop runs for 16 hours, and is delivered in six sessions.

Other information

  • All participants will receive a hard copy or soft copy of the GRI Standards (as per preference) and supporting training materials
  • All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance directly from the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam
  • Refreshments are provided throughout the day for face to face training.

ZOOiD is the first Certified Training Partner of the Global Reporting Initiative in Australia/New Zealand.

Workshop Costs: Face to Face

Organisation TypeStandardEarly Bird*

Business/State Government

$1600 (+GST) $1440 (+GST)    
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1300 (+GST) $1170 (+GST)    

Workshop Costs: Virtual Classroom Online Delivery

Organisation TypeStandardEarly Bird*

Business/State Government

$1350 (+GST) $1215 (+GST)    
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1050 (+GST) $945 (+GST)    

*Book and pay for your workshop 30 days prior to the workshop start date to receive a 10% discount.

GRI Community members receive an additional 10% discount.  Please note, a GRI Community member is a paid member of the Global Reporting Initiative. Proof of membership is required.

Upcoming Workshops 2021 (Face to Face)

  2021 dates will be uploaded in December, 2020

 Upcoming Workshops 2021 (Virtual)


 2021 dates will be uploaded in December, 2020                                                                                         


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.