Course Code: CPD0353/2021
GPM: General and Professional Matters
OSH: Occupational Safety and Health
OTM: Environment, Information Technology, Quality and Other Technical Matters not directly related to a Trainee's own discipline
FREE: Free Course
Course Name
GRI Standards Certified Training Course
18-19 March 2021 (Thu-Fri)
9:30am - 5:30pm
Organized by
SGS Hong Kong Ltd.
SGS Hong Kong Ltd. – SGS Academy, UNIT 303 & 305, 3/F, Building 22E, Phase 3, HK Science Park, Pak Sek Kok, N.T. Hong Kong (TBC)
HK$5,500 (HK$4,400 for HKIE Member)
  • The current climate of international and local business is requiring companies to be more transparent and to consider the full impact of their policies and activities. Following the surge in production of ESG/CSR/Sustainability Reports, there is now added pressure for independent verification of these reports against the most recognised international standards such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
  • This program gives you knowledge of the GRI Standards and reporting to facilitate their use within your organization. 


  • Whether you are thinking about preparing your first report, or you’re a seasoned sustainability specialist, you can learn the latest reporting knowledge and skills with our Professional GRI Nominated Trainer. The Certified Training Course helps you develop your sustainability reporting know-how, so you can run a smooth and effective reporting process, producing the best possible GRI report.


  • There’s a lot to learn when it comes to sustainability reporting, and the Certified Training Course offers you the way through the five phases in the GRI sustainability reporting process, focusing on local sustainability issues throughout with reference to HKEx ESG Reporting Guide.


  • Signing up for a course means you will be building your knowledge, gaining skills and improving your report. You will leave with a certificate and a toolkit for success.
  • Standardized training materials directly certified by GRI;
  • Hands-on and step-by-step instruction on applying GRI Standards with HKEx ESG Reporting Guide;
  • Interactive learning through real-life case studies from Hong Kong;
  • Receive GRI certified training certificate upon successful completion (and examination) of the training course;



PART1: Introduction and background

Ø  Sustainable Development

Ø  Sustainability Reporting

Ø  About GRI

•        GRI Standards

•        GRI s Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB)

•        Multi-Stakeholder Approach

PART 2: Overview of the GRI Standards

Ø  Useful Terminology

Ø  Introduction To GRI Standards

Ø  Structure Of GRI Standards

Ø  How To Use The GRI Standards

Ø  Other Standards And Frameworks

Part 3: GRI Standards

Ø    Universal Standards

•        GRI 101: Foundation

•        GRI 102: General Disclosures

•        GRI 103: Management Approach

Ø    Topic-Specific Standards

PART 4: Start your reporting process using the GRI Standards

Ø  Applying The Reporting Principles

Ø  Reporting General Disclosures

Ø  Identifying Material Topics And Boundaries

Ø  Reporting On Material Topics

Ø  Reporting In Accordance

Ø  Presenting And Compiling Information

Ø  End Of Course Exercise

PART 5: Additional Resources

Ø  GRI Support Suite

Ø  Getting Involved

Ø  Useful Resources

Ø  End Of Course Evaluation



  • Delegates who successfully completed the course will be issued a Certificate by GRI.
  • 100% Attendance

Please complete and return the standard reply form together with a crossed cheque made payable to SGS Hong Kong Ltd. – SGS Academy, UNIT 303 & 305, 3/F, Building 22E, Phase 3, HK Science Park, Pak Sek Kok, N.T. Hong Kong. Attn: Ms. Sandy MOK

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