This past May the Global Reporting Intiative, or GRI, published it’s latest report on sustainability “Sustainability and Reporting Trends in 2025 – Preparing for the Future” . Among other things, the report focused on how new reporting formats are gaining momentum, leaving the annual printed report quickly behind. In Nelmara Arbex’s words “the PDF report is obsolete“*.
Companies are starting to show their efforts in SCR on digital platforms with live information, which help gathering data and giving transparency. The GRI believes this format will be the trend for 2025, and will contribute to the evolution of the content that is shared. By 2025, reports will focus on investors’ interest and how to achieve a sustainable economy.
General topics for the coming decade focused on:
- Sustainability reporting should demonstrate proactive commitment towards sustainable economic development. By establishing goals, reporters will share their vision of the future with their stakeholders.
- Reports will focus on the ability of companies to create value for business and society.
- Transparency in the supply chain is key to demonstrating consistency and a commitment to sustainable development in general.
- Innovative metrics will be needed to measure trust, evaluate impact and guide decision makers.
If you want to read more about the report, you can find it here.
* Nelmara Arbex is Head of Innovation at GRI, and presented this idea at the 5th GRI Global Conference in Amsterdam.