BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT—September 19, 2011—SRI World Group, Inc., a provider of corporate responsibility information services and reporting solutions, today announced that its OneReport® platform, structured as software as a service (SaaS), has received certification from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The GRI Certified Software and Tools Program certifies software and digital tools that contain GRI content.  Certification assures organizations that OneReport accurately reflects content from the GRI Reporting Framework, including the most widely used sustainability reporting guidelines worldwide.

OneReport, an information management, planning, reporting and web publishing tool, helps reporting organizations address the evolving demands for corporate responsibility information.  Companies use OneReport to self-publish a GRI content index and a PDF version of their GRI report, publish a UN Global Compact Communication on Progress, respond to information requests from the responsible investment community and oversee and engage colleagues in this process. Some reporting organizations elect to focus exclusively on GRI’s Guidelines.  Others leverage common information for reporting to different frameworks and research organizations.

“Having integrated the GRI Guidelines since OneReport’s inception, we are pleased to complete the certification process and continue supporting reporting organizations of all sizes as they plan, manage and report based on the GRI Framework,” said Janice Warren, director of OneReport.  “Our mission is to simplify the often overwhelming process of managing information requests from leading investment research and ratings organizations and frameworks.  This GRI certification assures clients that they are reporting based on current GRI information needs, accessing the leading metrics that the market demands and gaining efficiencies in achieving reporting objectives.”

SRI World Group is also a GRI Organizational Stakeholder (OS).  Organizational Stakeholders support GRI’s mission, contribute their expertise, promote GRI and provide financial support to GRI.

The Global Reporting Initiative’s Framework provides a guide for measuring and reporting on an organization’s economic, environmental, and social performance. The Framework sets out Principles and Indicators that all types of organizations can use in the assessment and reporting process.  GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing the use of its Reporting Guidelines, which are freely available to the public.

“Thousands of organizations worldwide report on their sustainability performance using the GRI Guidelines. Sustainable software solutions and web applications help make this process easier for reporting organizations,” said Elina Sviklina, Program Coordinator – Certified Software and Tools at the Global Reporting Initiative. “We are happy to welcome OneReport to the GRI Certified Software and Tools Program and we look forward to OneReport’s continued support of GRI reporters.”

About The Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) drives sustainability reporting by all organizations. GRI produces a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world, to enable greater organizational transparency. The Framework, including the Reporting Guidelines, sets out the Principles and Indicators organizations can use to report their economic, environmental, and social performance. GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing the use of the Guidelines, which are freely available to the public.

Website: www.globalreporting.org 

About SRI World Group, Inc.

SRI World Group is a leading provider of corporate responsibility and responsible investment information services. OneReport, offered as software as a service (SaaS), provided the world’s first reporting system to address corporate social responsibility (CSR) survey fatigue due to the proliferation of frameworks and ratings systems. OneReport incorporates tools for delegating, data input and oversight that may be tailored to an organization’s size, data collection process and reporting needs. OneReport has served as a resource to small organizations as well as numerous Fortune 1000 firms for nearly a decade.

Website: www.one-report.com

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