Who is GRI?
GRI is an international independent organization, with a network-based structure; and a Collaborating Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme.

What are the GRI standards?
The GRI Standards are the first global standards for sustainability reporting. They feature a modular, interrelated structure, and represent the global best practice for reporting on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts.

How to write a GRI report?

The GRI Standards have been developed primarily to help an organization to prepare a sustainability report which is based on the Reporting Principles and focuses on material topics.

If using this approach, the organization is required to use the three Standards in the Universal series (100) and only the topic-specific Standards (series 200, 300 and 400) that relate to the material topics identified.

It is important that the content of your GRI report is credible.

Validation by an independent third party gives your report this credibility and confirms the facts mentioned in the report. We offer three levels of validation.

Different levels of validation:

Formal level validation: This includes checking formal and material correctness of your GRI Report (all required content is included, exceptions are justified, the GRI index is complete and all references within the report are correct)

Limited validation: This includes the formal level validation plus content check for plausibility and comparison with other publicly available information about the company (e.g. annual reports, information for investors, websites)

Complete reasonable validation: This includes the complete limited validation plus evidence-based review of the content. For this purpose, either an on-site audit is carried out at the publisher of the report or evidence of the correctness is requested (e.g. system and product certificates, life cycle analysis, reports from other audit companies, etc.)

GAP analysis

Have you already created an environmental report according to EMAS or a sustainability report and you would like to know what content is missing for a complete GRI report in the CORE version? Our GAP analysis will help you. Get a detailed overview of which GRI contents are already covered and which are still missing. You will receive a complete GRI matrix with all GRI standard clauses and the following information:

  1. All GRI clauses which are already fullfilled
  2. With which part (chapter heading or page) of your existing report do you meet a specific GRI clause
  3. Compulsory GRI clauses that are not fulfilled are marked as "missing"

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After we have received your payment you will receive an order confirmation and our invoice within one working day. Please send us in the meanwhile your environmental/sustainability report and your billing address via email to office@cvs-validation.co.uk. If you do not want to pay via Paypal please send us an email and we will send you our invoice including payment instructions.