New Reporting Tool Enables Companies to Publish Web-based GRI Reports
Brattleboro, VT – February 21, 2006: SRI World Group, a leading provider of corporate sustainability reporting solutions, announced today the addition of Web publishing tools to its OneReport® sustainability reporting system (www.one-report.com). Companies will now be able to publish sustainability information directly to their corporate website through OneReport.
“This new dynamic Web publishing function is extremely easy-to-use and will help corporate social responsibility and investor relations professionals create and maintain an online Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) report,” said Jay Falk, president of SRI World Group.
With nearly 800 companies worldwide issuing GRI reports, the GRI guidelines have emerged as the standard framework for reporting corporate sustainability information. “OneReport’s new publishing capability fits well with this trend and responds to the growing demand for greater public disclosure on corporate websites,” Falk added.
OneReport® enables companies to streamline the collection, management, and distribution of their environmental, social, and governance information. OneReport also addresses the issue of survey fatigue by eliminating overlap in the data requested by 20 leading research and rating agencies from around the world. Research firms included in OneReport cover over 5,000 companies worldwide and advise over a thousand institutional investors globally. These firms provide the research needed to construct all of the major social investment and sustainability indexes used by a majority of world’s investors.
“The investment community is increasingly interested in non-financial indicators that can impact corporate financial performance. OneReport makes it easier for companies to communicate this information to the financial community and other stakeholders,” Falk said.
In addition to its new Web publishing functions, a number of important changes have been made to OneReport. These changes include a more flexible document library, new calendar functions, and an enhanced layout. OneReport has also undergone an additional consolidation process to reduce the number of data requests from research and rating agencies.
SRI World Group is a leading provider of online corporate sustainability reporting solutions. Through OneReport’s suite of reporting tools, companies can centralize their social, environmental and corporate governance information and easily report it to the financial community and publish it on the Web. SRI World Group’s network of research and rating agencies can access corporate sustainability data through OneReport in a consistent and comparable framework. OneReport is the world’s first reporting system to address corporate social responsibility (CSR) survey fatigue and is being used by multinational companies across North America and Europe.