Plenary session #1: The future of sustainability reporting and how GRI can meet the new EU Directive on the disclosure of non-financial reporting

Trainer: Mr. Panagiotis Louizos, Network Relations Planner, Global Reporting Initiative

 

Mission

In April 2014 the European Parliament adopted the long-awaited Directive on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies, amending the 2013 Accounting Directive.The Directive will enter into force once adopted by the Council and published in the EU Official Journal.

The Directive introduces measures that will strengthen the transparency and accountability of an estimated 6000 companies in the EU.

The main objectives of this session are two:

  1. To provide an overview of the main features of the Directive and what it means for the future of sustainability reporting in the EU.
  2. To present how GRI and the G4 Guidelines fit with the requirements of the new Directive on the disclosure of non- financial and diversity information.

Target group

Organisations preparing sustainability reports, users of sustainability reports, assurance providers, sustainability/sustainability reporting consultants, regulators, investors, academics.

Training results

Participants will have a better understanding of the main features of the EU Directive and how GRI and the G4 Guidelines fit with the requirements of the Directive.

Required knowledge

Required knowledge of sustainability reporting and a basic understanding of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, preferably the G4 or G3.1 Guidelines. Being already familiar with the main content of the Directive would be useful.