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Sustainability Reporting course

March 10, 2014 @ 08:00 - March 11, 2014 @ 17:00

Sustainability ReportingThis course is aimed at improving the skills of participants for managing the sustainability reporting process, and sharpening their skills to contribute to the report. By doing so, their ability to assess and evaluate sustainability reports will also be enhanced.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Conceptual introduction to sustainability reporting
  • Planning the sustainability reporting process
  • Engaging with stakeholders and enhancing the credibility of the sustainability reporting process
  • Defining the content of the sustainability report
  • Monitoring information for inclusion in the sustainability report
  • Final preparation and communication of the sustainability report

What does the course entail?

The two-day course will consist of interactive presentations and discussions of all aspects of sustainability reporting, and group discussions on specific topics. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with and so learn from each other, and from best practice sustainability reports that will be used as examples. You will be able build up or extend your network of fellow practitioners in this field. A post-course assignment for the evaluation of a best practice South African sustainability report rounds off the course.

[To find out more about the supplementary one-day workshop on GRI Performance Indicators, click here.]

Who should attend?

Participants from organisations that do already publish sustainability reports as well as from organisations that are planning to go this route will benefit from the programme. This includes sustainability managers, environmental managers, accountants, communications staff, and other personnel involved in contributing to and compiling sustainability reports, managers overseeing the sustainability reporting process, internal auditors, consultants involved in stakeholder engagement processes, preparing sustainability reports, external assurance of sustainability reports, and evaluation of sustainability reports, and users of sustainability reports.

International Certificate & other recognition

The course programme has been certified by the Global Reporting Initiative. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive an international certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative. This workshop may earn up to 12 hours verifiable CPD for members of SAICA and other accounting bodies.

Course Fee

A course fee of R 6,600.00 plus VAT is payable with registration. Members of Organisational Stakeholders of the GRI are entitled to a 10% discount.

The course fee includes:

  • The GRI Learning Publication “The GRI sustainability reporting cycle: A handbook for small and not-so-small organizations”
  • A copy of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines
  • Other learning material
  • Refreshments and lunches
  • Certificate from Global Reporting Initiative

Upcoming Courses

Click here for more details of dates and venues of upcoming courses and workshops.

Registration & Payment

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. A maximum of 20 participants will be accommodated per course. Participants who register in excess of the first twenty will receive priority for the next course. On registration, participants will receive a Tax Invoice. Registration will only be confirmed on receipt of the full course fee.


Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

Performance Indicator Workshop

A one-day workshop on GRI Performance Indicators is presented in conjunction with this certified training programme. For more details click here.


Click here to register online or email envsustsol@mweb.co.za for a registration form.


March 10, 2014 @ 08:00
March 11, 2014 @ 17:00
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Glenhove Conference Centre
52 Glenhove Road. Melrose Estate
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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011 442 3601
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