GRI, SDGs, B Corp, ISO 14001...

Sustainability frameworks

…we can help you understand the alphabet soup

Many companies use Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards; others gain B Corp certification or decide to improve their environmental performance through ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems. These frameworks may be used in conjunction, with one often supporting the other.

Some frameworks, like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), can be used by any type of organisation, in any sector.

Others, like the Better Cotton Initiative or the Legal Sustainability Alliance, are industry-specific and may be more or less prescriptive about sustainability measures that need to be taken.

There is a general trend for voluntary actions to become mandatory, like the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), a set of climate-related financial risk disclosures which is on track to becoming mandatory in the UK by 2025.

We will work with you to assess and prioritise issues, and then decide which frameworks to use. You may want to join 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of turnover to environmental nonprofits. Then, like us, you may want to start the certification process to become a B Corp, demonstrating that your business balances purpose and profit, and considers workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

To find out which sustainability frameworks are most suitable for your business, get in touch on +44 20 8187 7040, email hello@grain-sustainability.com, or book in a chat. 

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