Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Process Workshop.
Certified by the GRI.

This course will enable you to prepare either a GRI Standards: ‘Core’ option report, or a GRI Standards: ‘Comprehensive’ option report.

ZOOiD and the training materials are certified by the Global Reporting Initiative. ZOOiD is celebrating its 10th year and is the longest serving GRI Certified Training Partner in Australia.

GRI Workshop Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants should feel very confident in how to prepare a best practice Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability report using the GRI Standards.

Most importantly, participants will begin to understand the GRI report writer’s adage “It’s not about the report, it’s about the process!”

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand, interpret and implement the GRI Standards
  • Apply the GRI Reporting Principles
  • Identify, prioritise and communicate with your stakeholders
  • Identify material topics (what to report on and how to improve your sustainability strategy). This may include an overview of the Materiality Assessment Tool (MAT).
  • Streamline reporting processes throughout your organisation
  • Understand the commonalities between the GRI and other reporting frameworks
  • Communicate your report in innovative ways
  • Prepare you for future reporting cycles through continuous improvement principles.

Who should attend?

Individuals who are new to the Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting process, or reporters who may not have attended the course, and need some extra tools to help them along. It can often be of benefit to have more than one person from the same organisation attend the workshop, as sustainability reporting is multi-disciplinary in nature, and it helps to have more than one person with GRI knowledge as support. Our participants come from a broad spectrum of sustainability focused areas of the organisation, including company secretary, HSE, corporate planning, project management, corporate social responsibility, health & wellbeing planning/policy, sustainability, communications, education and marketing, business analysts, community relations, business improvement, HR and more.

Which organisations and sectors should attend?

No matter how large or small your organisation is, public, or private, all organisations should consider preparing a GRI report. GRI reporting allows you to refine your business processes and better communicate your sustainability activities. All sectors benefit from GRI reporting. Participants span the financial, minerals & mining, engineering, transport/logistics, aquaculture, events management, property development, utilities, pharmaceutical, paper products, FMCG, local and state governments, water boards, consultant, IT, retailers, wholesalers, education and not for profit sectors (building, business, aged care), sustainable tourism and more.

Course format

The workshop runs for 16 hours (2 days)


Prices range from $1170+GST to $1600+GST, depending upon registrant category and time of booking (a 10% early bird discount applies; GRI Community members receive an additional 10% discount).

Workshop dates


MARCH 20 and 21


MAY 1 and 2


AUGUST 7 and 8


SEPTEMBER 11 and 12


NOVEMBER 12 and 13

Other information

  • All participants receive one complementary hour of consulting by one of Australia’s most experienced sustainability reporters
  • All participants will receive a hard copy of the GRI Standards, and supporting training materials
  • All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance directly from the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam
  • Refreshments are provided throughout the day

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.

More information and registration is available at:


Marian Gruber on 1300 663 518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.