Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Travel & Tourism Sector

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Louis Coppola

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Sustainability – What Matters in the Travel & Tourism Sector? 
32-tourismRecent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Travel & Tourism Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 15 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 Travel & Tourism Sector are:

  1. Customer Privacy
  2. Security Practices
  3. Non-Discrimination
  4. Indigenous Rights
  5. Public Policy
  6. Child Labor
  7. Labor/Management Relations
  8. Remediation
  9. Compliance
  10. Customer Health and Safety

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:
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:
Organizations included in the Travel & Tourism Sector study are:
AIDA Cruises, Caesars Entertainment, Hyatt International, Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern, Marriott International, MCI, NH Hoteles, P&O Cruises Australia, Rezidor Hotel Group, Sol Meliá, Studiosus Reisen, The HSH Group, Thomas Cook Group, TUI AG, Unimed Campinas
About G&A Institute (
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.
On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (  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 (

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