The global conference for the launch of the G4 version of GRI Guidelines for sustainability reporting was held in Amsterdam on 22-23-24 of May. The Guidelines G4 have different points of novelty compared to the previous version 3.1 G, among which: an important focus on the principle of materiality; an update of the provisions on governance, ethics and integrity, supply-chain, anti-corruption and emissions of greenhouse gases; the introduction of a general format for the Disclosures on Management Approach. The Global Compact Network Italy took part in the event together with other representatives of the international policy community on the sustainability issues. For further information on the new GRI Guidelines, click here
As part of the Communication on Progress (COP) Differentiation Program, the Global Compact in consultation with member organizations and Local Networks, provided an update of the process of COP self-evaluation with specific regard to the Advanced level. For more information, click here
Following the one-year anniversary of the launch of the "Children's Rights and Business Principles", Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, and Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, issued a joint letter urging business to do more with the aim to create an economical realty coherent with needs and rights of all children worldwide. In particular, the joint letter calls on business to effectively address child labour within business operations and the value chain, for instance through a substantial investment in primary and secondary education. For further information on Letter contents, click here
The last United Nations Annual Review is on-line. The Annual Review is a comprehensive annual study that assesses how – and to what extent – participating companies are implementing the ten principles; taking action in support of broader UN goals and issues; and engaging with the Global Compact locally and globally. At the center of the review are the findings from the Annual Global Compact Implementation Survey.
Global Compact Implementation Survey
The implementation survey is an annual, anonymous online survey of Global Compact participants worldwide, conducted to take stock of environmental and social performance and identify trends and developments related to corporate sustainability issues. All companies participating in the Global Compact are invited to take the survey - available in multiple languages - which is conducted annually in November/December. The survey is administered and analysed by a team of MBA and doctoral candidates at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
On Thursday 13 October 2011, Edison has proposed a training on Human Rights for its employees in Milan. The training session has been organized by the Global Compact Network Italy in cooperation with the Staff College of Turin. There has been a focus on the Labour Righst and on the HR Risk Assessment Tools. All the GCNI HR Working Group has been invited to participate at the meeting. The event speaker were: Mrs Maria Vasquez, ILO Training Center; Mrs Francesca Magliulo, CSR Manager Edison and Mr Marco Frey, Chairman GCNI.
On 26th of September the “Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum” will be held in Venice, on the Island of San Servolo sponsored by the the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation) in collaboration with VIU – Venice International University and the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and with the support of FriulAdria and Edison SpA.
The Forum will bring together companies of all sizes, from various production sectors as long as they are engaged in, or intending to be, in the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. Representatives of institutions, civil society, and academic and research institutions will also take part.