Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Sustainability Reporting Workshop


This workshop can be completed as a standalone workshop, or as part of the GRI Professional Certification Program. Participants earn three (3) points out of a possible five (5) points towards their professional certification. To receive the professional certification all participants must complete the entire learning pathway (the GRI Standards workshop, in addition to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Process module and the Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) module into Sustainability Reporting module, in addition to taking the GRI Certification Exam.

Contact ZOOiD for more information about the GRI Professional Certification Program.

Learning Objectives 

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

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
  • Apply the GRI Reporting Principles (Defining report content and Defining report quality
  • Identify, prioritise and communicate with your stakeholders
  • Identify material topics and determine where they occur (internal and/or external boundaries)
  • Linkages with other sustainability reporting frameworks
  • 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 and focus to help them along. It can also 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 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. 

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 five sessions.

Other information

  • All face to face workshop participants will receive a hard copy or soft copy of the GRI Standards (as per preference) and supporting training materials
  • For online participants only, a hard copy of the GRI Standards is available for purchase. Supporting training materials are provided
  • All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance directly from the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam

Dates: 

  • July 19th to 23rd:          GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting workshop:  – Online
  • Sept 6th to 13th          GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting workshop: Online
  • October 20th & 21st:   GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting workshop – Melbourne:  Face to face


Contact details

Contact Marian Gruber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1300 663 518 for more information.

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