Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Process Workshop

Is your organisation ready to report on climate and other organisational risks? Whether you are a listed or private company, public sector agency, not for profit, or SME, understanding your sustainability baseline and knowing how to report to best practice is critical to setting future targets and reducing environmental, social and economic risk.

About the Workshop

This course will enable you to prepare either an ‘In Accordance - Core’ report, or an ‘In Accordance - Comprehensive’ report using the GRI Standards, launched in October 2016.

ZOOiD and the 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

  • 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 (Stakeholder Inclusiveness, Sustainability Context, Materiality, Completeness, Balance, Comparability, Accuracy, Timeliness, Clarity and Reliability)

  • 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 define your organisational risk, refine your business processes and better communicate your sustainability activities. All sectors benefit from GRI reporting.

Dates and Locations

  • August 22nd and 23rd – Melbourne

  • October 17th and 18th – Brisbane

  • November 29th and 30th – Perth

Course format

The workshop runs for 16 hours (2 days)

Mentoring and Coaching Add-on

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 fees may apply for travel costs. Add-on prices are special workshop offer rates and do not reflect ZOOiD’s regular consulting rate.


Prices range from $1170 + GST to $1600 + GST, depending on the type of organisation, and also how far in advance you book.

Other information

  • All participants will receive a hard copy of the GRI Standards, 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

Contact us

Call 1300 663 518, email, or visit for more information.

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