Sustainability Reporting | GRI STANDARDS | 2021 UPDATE
Next dates 2024: 8 to 11 july ONLINE


Sustainability reports are an important tool for accountability and a measure of transparency by organizations. Comparability across companies and sectors is facilitated by the adoption of the standards developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which are internationally recognized and continue to lead, unequivocally, in preference among organizations that produce sustainability reports around the world. This new course – 2021 Update – is justified by the profound change in the GRI Universal Standards which essentially seek to improve the quality and consistency of the reports, as well as to include the recommendations arising from the ongoing revision of the human rights standards. In parallel, the European Union (EU) intends to substantially increase the number of entities covered by mandatory sustainability reporting as well as to improve the quality of the documents produced. The proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), published on April 21st, 2021, results from the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and revises the classification criteria for large companies, introducing common sustainability reporting standards across the EU and requiring external verification of the reports produced, among other measures.

Main Goals

Stravillia is a Certified Training Partner of GRI in Portugal, promoting training actions with the objective of preparing participants for:

  • Knowing the GRI Standards – 2021 Update
  • Understanding and coordinate the process of preparing a sustainability report
  • Knowing how to structure a sustainability report
  • Knowing how to measure, manage and communicate the economic, social and environmental impacts caused by its activities
  • Knowing trends and good reporting practices


Part 1: Introduction

  • 1.1 Practical information
  • 1.2 Learning objectives

Part 2: Overview of the GRI Standards

  • 2.1 Useful terminology
  • 2.2 Sustainability reporting
  • 2.3 Introduction to the GRI Standards
  • 2.4 Structure of the GRI Standards
  • 2.5 How to use the GRI Standards

Part 3: The GRI Standards

  • 3.1 GRI 1: Foundation 2021
  • 3.2 GRI 2: General Disclosures 2021
  • 3.3 GRI 3: Material Topics 2021
  • 3.4 GRI Sector Standards
  • 3.5 GRI Topic Standards

Part 4: Start your reporting process with the GRI Standards

  • 4.1 How to apply the in accordance requirements
  • 4.2 How to apply the reporting principles
  • 4.3 How to determine material topics
  • 4.4 How to report general disclosures
  • 4.5 How to report material topics
  • 4.6 How to present reported information

Part 5: Conclusion

  • 5.1 Summary
  • 5.2 What is next?

Suitable for

  • Sustainability, Corporate Affairs, Communication, Human Resources, R&D, Marketing, Environmental Management, Risk Control, among others
  • Employees involved in the preparation of the sustainability report
  • Sustainability Consultants
  • Users of sustainability reports belonging to the media, investors, NGOs, trade unions, among others

Dates 2024

  • 8 to 11 july


Francisco Neves

Managing Partner

Value & Format

  • On site: 2 consecutive days from 9:00 to 17:00 – 800€ (plus VAT at the current legal rate). Includes training material digital format, lunches and coffee-breaks.
  • Online: 4 consecutive days from 9:30 to 13:00 – 600€  (plus VAT at the current legal rate). Includes training material in digital format.
  • Intra-company: adapted to the needs of your company. Please contact us for more information

Discount Policy

10% discount for: 2 or more participants of the same organization; Stravillia clients; APEA, BCSD, GRACE members and B Corp companies.