Abertis and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have presented today in Spain the new GRI Standards, the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting disclosures. The meeting had the participation of Maria Teresa Costa Campi, Abertis CSR Committee Chairwoman and member of the Board of Directors; Marta Casas, Corporate Legal Advisor Manager of Abertis; Elena Pérez, Manager Corporate and Stakeholder Relations of GRI; and Laura Espinach, Manager of Standards of GRI.
The new Standards published in october 2016, which were presented for the first time in Spanish, are the result of hard work in a process in which multiple stakeholders have participated and which aims at the creation of a common language for companies to present non-financial information. They will also help organizations make better decisions and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The new GRI Standards present a better format with a new modular structure, and from 1 July 2018, they will replace the G4 of GRI Standards, the most used in the world of sustainability reports.
Abertis is a GOLD member of the GRI community since it IPO in 2003 and since then it delivers the requirements of non-financial information disclosure by applying the GRI Standards in its annual reports.
Marta Casas, Corporate Legal Advisor Manager of Abertis
GRI is an independent international organization pioneer in the field of corporate sustainability reports since 1997. The institution and its Standards help companies, governments and other organizations to understand, manage and communicate in the best way the impact of their activities on critic sustainability issues, such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.