GRI and Fundación Once to Develop Disability Reporting Resource Guide

GRI and Fundación Once to Develop Disability Reporting Resource Guide

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December 3 marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the United Nations, the observance of the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. In order to help advance their integration in the social and economic spheres, GRI, together with Fundación ONCE, the leading organization of the European Network for CSR and Disability (CSR+D), will create a resource guide for reporting on disability related matters.

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This important collaboration represents a milestone in the improvement of non-financial information, from the point of view of social inclusion and diversity. During this collaboration, Fundación ONCE will combine its vast experience in the field of business and disability with GRI’s extensive experience in the field of sustainability reporting.

The guide, scheduled to be published in the first quarter of 2015 and accompanied by a launch event in Spain, will help companies better understand and communicate the business value of disability. This includes creating inclusive workplaces, as well as taking advantage of the business case of disability for the expansion of new products, services, and environments. Both organizations aim to contribute to advancements in the quality of the diversity and disability-related information that companies provide to stakeholders in their non-financial reports, and will engage with a group of select experts, as well as leading organizations in CSR and disability, during the development of this guide.

“A lot of work has been done over the last years to define the role of businesses vis-à-vis human rights”, says Bastian Buck, Director Reporting Standard at GRI. “The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights is a key milestone in this area. In 2011, GRI updated its guidance for reporting on human rights, in alignment with this new international reference. A logical next step for GRI is to delve deeper into specific human rights which are relevant for businesses. Earlier this year, we collaborated with UNICEF on a publication on sustainability reporting and children’s rights, and now we are pleased to be working together with Fundación ONCE on this guide focused on disability. We hope that businesses will find it useful and utilize it as a key input in the preparation of their sustainability reports.”

For further updates and more information, keep an eye on the GRI newsletter.


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GRI is a non-profit organization working in the public interest towards a vision of a sustainable global economy, where organizations manage their economic, environmental, social and governance performances and impacts responsibly. To date, more than 5,000 organizations have used the GRI Guidelines for their sustainability reporting across more than 90 countries. More than 22,000 reports have been registered in GRI’s Sustainability Disclosure Database and 23 countries reference GRI’s Guidelines in policies. GRI’s activities are two-fold: firstly the provision of sustainability reporting guidelines and secondly, the development of engagement activities, products and partnerships to enhance the value of sustainability reporting for organizations.