Transition to GRI Standards Module

This GRI Certified course will provide you a practical overview of how to use the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards as you progress from the G4 version of the GRI framework.

In October 2016, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), launched the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.

The new standards are a transition from the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting framework, and aim to provide a more flexible, more credible, and more future-proof structure for GRI’s reporting standards.

The course builds upon your knowledge of previous versions of the GRI framework, such as G4 or G3/3.1 and brings you up to date with the very latest in best practice sustainability reporting using the GRI Standards.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants should feel very confident in how to navigate the new modular structure of the GRI Standards, which, while looking very different, are not so different in content to previous versions of the GRI.

Course Content

PART 1: Introduction

Why transition to Standards; The broader context of the Standards; Summary of main features; Benefits of the Standards; Main G4 concepts and disclosures carry through

PART 2: Overview of the GRI Standards

How to use the Standards; New format; Summary of content clarifications; Employee/worker terminology revision

PART 3: Universal Standards

GRI 101: Foundation; GRI 102: General Disclosures; GRI 103: Management Approach

PART 4: Topic-specific Standards

Overview of the topic-specific Standards; Merged Aspects

PART 5: Key Content Clarifications

Overview of clarifications on ‘Impact’, topic boundary, and reporting on material topics not covered by the GRI Standards

PART 6: Additional Resources

Various resources to support your transition to Standards reporting

Who should attend?

Individuals and organisations that have proven GRI experience. Ideally this would include attendance at a Certified GRI Training course with any provider. If no previous course has been attended, proof of extensive report preparation is required.

Course format

The workshop runs for four (4) hours.


$360+GST - $400+GST (early bird rate of 10% applies)

Other information

All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance directly from the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam.

Mentoring and Coaching Add-on

Our mentoring and coaching package provides you with additional GRI sustainability reporting consulting support at the conclusion of a GRI workshop. Consulting may take place via telephone or in person. Additional fees may apply for travel costs. Add-on prices are special workshop offer rates and do not reflect ZOOiD’s regular consulting rate.


Sydney: March 22nd

Melbourne: April 20th

Sydney: August 15th

Melbourne: October 19th

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