Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Commercial Services Sector

Sustainability – What Matters in the Commercial Services Sector?

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Commercial Services Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 39 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Commercial Services Sector are:

  1. Customer Privacy
  2. Anti-Competitive Behavior
  3. Training and Education
  4. Non-Discrimination
  5. Compliance
  6. Diversity and Equal Opportunity
  7. Economic Performance
  8. Assessment
  9. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
  10. Corruption

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:
www.ga-institute.com/sustainability-what-matters

The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:
www.ga-institute.com/getall84

Organizations included in the Commercial Services Sector study are:

ABM Industries Incorporated, Accenture Spain, Amadeus, Antalis AG, Antaviana, Atento (Spain), Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR), Autodesk, Cognizant, Covanta Energy, CSS Gruppe, Deloitte LLP, Deloitte Netherlands, Deloitte Spain, Deloitte USA, DM9DDB, DNV AS, Enterprise Holdings (EHI), Ernst & Young Brazil, Ernst & Young Netherlands, Ernst & Young Sweden, Ernst & Young Switzterland, Ernst & Young USA, KPMG Brazil, Landcom, LaVola, Logica, Multi Mall Management Portugal, Paharpur Business Centre, Parsons Brinckerhoff, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Netherlands, Randstad Sesa Select, SAS Singapore, Securitas Argentina, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) Switzerland, Teradata, The Co-operative, Tieto Corporation, Zofri

About G&A Institute (www.ga-institute.com)
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Editors
On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (www.ga-institute.com/research-reports/sustainability-what-matters/fact-sheet).  The resulting “most important” to “least important” ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (phamilton@ga-institute.com).

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Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Chemicals Sector

Sustainability – What Matters in the Chemicals Sector?

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Chemicals Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 60 global peers organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Chemicals Sector are:

  1. Assessment
  2. Overall (Environmental)
  3. Water
  4. Customer Health and Safety
  5. Emissions, Effluents and Waste
  6. Prevention of Forced and Compulsory Labor
  7. Remediation
  8. Products and Services
  9. Biodiversity
  10. Child Labor

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:
www.ga-institute.com/sustainability-what-matters

The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:
www.ga-institute.com/getall84

Organizations included in the Chemicals Sector study are:

Air Products, Albemarle Corporation, American Chemical Society, Aquafil Spa, Arizona Chemical, Ashland, Aspen Pharmacare, BASF SE, Borouge, Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited, Cheminova, Clariant, Clarke, Croda, CYDSA, Dow Chemical, DuPont, DyStar Singapore, Eastman Chemical Company, Ecolab, Elekeiroz, Equate, Evonik Industries, Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Galp Energia, HEXPOL, Honam Petrochemical, Hospira, Huntsman Corporation, IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen, Incitec Pivot, Johnson Matthey, Jubilant Industries Limited, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, K+S, Kemira, Makhteshim Agan, Mexichem, Nalco Holdings, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Novamont, OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Oil Refineries Ltd, Orica, Petrochina, Polykemi, Praxair, Praxair México y Centro America, Profertil, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, QUIMICRYL S/A, RadiciGroup- Radici Partecipazioni SPA, Sekisui Chemical, SK Chemicals, SOLVAY s.a., Sumitomo Bakelite, Sumitomo Chemicals, Symrise AG, Tikkurila, Uralkali

About G&A Institute (www.ga-institute.com)
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Editors
On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (www.ga-institute.com/research-reports/sustainability-what-matters/fact-sheet).  The resulting “most important” to “least important” ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (phamilton@ga-institute.com).

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New Online Materiality Mapping Tool to Help Corporate Responsibility / Sustainability Reporters

By Louis D Coppola @ G&A Institute..

Convetit Embeds Materiality Mapping Tool Into Virtual Stakeholder Engagement ThinkTanks
G&A Institute Data Sets Available As Important Element of the Tool

Convetit LogoAs corporate managers transition from the GRI 3.1 framework to G4, they may experience daunting challenges.  One important consideration for report creators:  the critical GRI G4 requirement of engaging stakeholders to determine materiality for corporate sustainability reporting.

Enter Convetit, a new online stakeholder engagement platform, which has added a turnkey solution a Materiality Mapping Tool that embeds an interactive matrix into virtual “ThinkTanks”. This tool  can be used to engage with stakeholders to plot material issues on a dual-axis grid weighing significance to stakeholders against business impact that can then be exported for integration into corporate sustainability reports.

TomOMalley-HeadshotExplains Convetit Co-Founder / CEO Tom O’Malley:  “Convetit ThinkTanks introduce a new, more efficient and effective practice of interacting with key stakeholders at their convenience across time zones. globally, over a matter of days in asynchronous dialogues.  This enables companies to collaboratively identify, prioritize, validate, and review their material sustainability issues with our Materiality Mapping Tool.”

Advantage: Convetit ThinkTanks are designed to help companies save on the cost, calendaring, and carbon associated with traditional real-time engagement – such as in-person meetings, conference calls, and webinars.  This approach empowers companies and stakeholders to integrate meaningful, in-depth dialogue into their regular routines.

G&A Institute Collaboration:  To help jumpstart materiality determinations, Convetit pre-loaded templates of the top 15 material GRI aspects (each representing an issue) in each of 35 sectors based on research of more than 1,200 GRI sustainability reports by the Governance & Accountability Institute for its report, Sustainability – What Matters.

Louis_Coppola_3608Notes Governance & Accountability Institute Executive Vice President Lou Coppola:
“Our Sustainability – What Matters research makes for a perfect starting point for Convetit’s Materiality Mapping tool.  If your sector or industry or investment peer companies consider the 15 GRI aspects we found most often in the 1,200-plus surveyed sustainability reports to be the most worthy for their reporting, then it only makes sense to see if your stakeholders agree that these are your company’s most material issues…or not.”

Convetit’s business model is fueled by the corporate sustainability field’s longstanding practices of Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality – which are increasingly coming into sharper focus and converging.

In addition to GRI G4’s enhanced attention on these two interrelated practices, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) includes both Materiality and Stakeholder Relationships as Guiding Principles.

BillBaue-Headshot-Jacket-6-7-12-small-squareAdds Convetit Co-Founder and Chief Engagement Architect Bill Baue: “The increasing alignment between GRI, and IIRC around the core practices of stakeholder engagement and materiality enhances the demand for simple yet sophisticated platforms such as Convetit’s virtual ThinkTanks that embed our Materiality Mapping tool. Convetit ThinkTanks can augment or replace traditional stakeholder engagement, supplanting arms-length, tick-box surveys with direct, authentic interaction with key stakeholders over enough time for creative collaboration to emerge.”

About G&A Institute (www.ga-institute.com)
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

About Convetit (convetit.com)
Convetit is a secure, agile platform for hosting meaningful dialogue over defined time periods (from days to weeks) in virtual ThinkTanks. These time-bound, asynchronous forums remove the logistical barriers of organizing and managing stakeholder engagement. Convetit’s facilitation tools enable you to convene stakeholders and thought leaders to vet issues and ideas — including material sustainability impacts — in discussion threads that augment (or even replace) real-time gatherings.

Contacts for information:

Tom O’Malley
Co-Founder & CEO, Convetit
tom@convetit.com

Bill Baue
Co-Founder & Chief Engagement Architect, Convetit
bbaue@verizon.net

Louis D. Coppola
Executive VP – Governance & Accountability Institute
Advisor to the Convetit team
lcoppola@ga-institute.com

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Aviation Sector

Sustainability – What Matters in the Aviation Sector?

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Aviation Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 18 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Aviation Sector are:

  1. Customer Health and Safety
  2. Local Communities
  3. Assessment
  4. Transport
  5. Biodiversity
  6. Child Labor
  7. Emissions, Effluents and Waste
  8. Occupational Health and Safety
  9. Energy
  10. Economic Performance

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:
www.ga-institute.com/sustainability-what-matters

The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:
www.ga-institute.com/getall84

Organizations included in the Aviation Sector study are:

Airports of Thailand (AOT), Alaska Air Group, AMR, Cathay Pacific Airways, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Enel, Finnair, Fraport AG, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR), ITP (Industria de Turbo Propulsores), Manchester Airport Group (MAG), Mumbai International Airport, Munich Airport, San Diego International Airport, SAS USA, Schiphol Group, Southwest Airlines, Swedavia

About G&A Institute (www.ga-institute.com)
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Editors
On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (www.ga-institute.com/research-reports/sustainability-what-matters/fact-sheet).  The resulting “most important” to “least important” ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (phamilton@ga-institute.com).

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Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Automotive Sector

Sustainability – What Matters in the Automotive Sector?

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Automotive Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 29 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Automotive Sector are:

  1. Products and Services
  2. Overall (Environmental)
  3. Customer Health and Safety
  4. Corruption
  5. Emissions, Effluents and Waste
  6. Diversity and Equal Opportunity
  7. Anti-Competitive Behavior
  8. Energy
  9. Materials
  10. Investment and Procurement Practices

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:
www.ga-institute.com/sustainability-what-matters

The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:
www.ga-institute.com/getall84

Organizations included in the Automotive Sector study are:

Aebi Schmidt, AUTOTERMINAL, S.A., Carris, Continental, Daimler, Dimo, Dogus Otomotiv, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Gestamp Aveiro, GM OBB del Ecuador, Hankook Tire, Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Motor Company, Isuzu Motors, Jaguar Cars, Kia Motors, KOEL, MAN Group, Piaggio Group, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Sapa Group, Scania, Svensk Bilprovning, Toyota Argentina, Toyota Australia, Valeo, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Volvo Car Corporation

About G&A Institute (www.ga-institute.com)
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Editors
On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (www.ga-institute.com/research-reports/sustainability-what-matters/fact-sheet).  The resulting “most important” to “least important” ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (phamilton@ga-institute.com).

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