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GRI organization has published the new GRI Standards late 2016. The aim of the Transition to GRI Standards training is to help the users of GRI G4 Guidelines to make a smooth transition to GRI Standards.


A half day training for Transition to GRI Standards will be organized in Espoo, Finland on 9.5.2017


It is important that the participants of this course have a good knowledge of how to use the G4 Guidelines. At the end of the module you will be able to understand the differences between GRI G4 Guidelines and the GRI Standards and will become eligible for a certificate of attendance provided by GRI.

Course Program

Part 1 – Introduction

Why transition to GRI Standards, what it means, summary of new features

Part 2 – Overview of GRI Standards:

How to use the Standards, new format, summary of content clarifications

Part 3 – Universal Standards:

GRI 101 Foundation, GRI 102 General Disclosures, GRI 103 Management Approach

Part 4 – Topic specific Standards

Overview of the topic specific Standards, Merged Aspects

Part 5 – Key content clarifications

Clarification of the term “Impacts”. Topic boundary, reporting on material topics not covered by the GRI Standards

Part 6 – Additional resources

Resources to support your transition to Standards



GRI certified training module “Transition to GRI Standards” is intended for those already familiar with the GRI G4 Guidelines.

For others who are interested in the sustainability reporting but not having experience on the GRI G4 Guidelines, we provide a two day GRI Standards Certified Training Course to get more comprehensive understanding how to use the GRI Standards for their sustainability reporting process.


The Transition to GRI Standards course will be organized on 9th of May 2017 in Espoo at Tofuture premises.

The address is:

Life Science Center

Keilaranta 16 B

02150 Espoo, Finland

The course starts at 9:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm. We provide light breakfast before the course and refreshments during the training.


The Transition to GRI Standards training course fee is 400 EUR (VAT 0 %) and includes in addition to the training material also breakfast and coffee/snacks during the brakes.

The trainers are leading Finnish sustainability specialists: Mikael Niskala and Tomi Pajunen, who are also certified by the GRI organization.





You are welcome to pass this information to your colleagues who are interested in participating GRI certified training as well.

We are happy to provide more info if needed:

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your participation in less than 7 days before the course, we will charge 50 % of the price of the course. Irreversible participation will charge 100 % of the price of the course.


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