GRI – Global Reporting Initiative – is an international organisation under whose auspices a number of interest groups in society have drawn up global guidelines for how companies are to report on parameters covered by the concept of sustainable development.
The purpose of GRI
is to create uniformity in sustainability reporting and to make it easier to assess and compare companies from social, environmental and economic perspectives. Application of GRI guidelines is voluntary.
Holmen takes a positive view of GRI
and has been following its guidelines for sustainability reporting since 2006. Consideration has been taken to the ten reporting principles of GRI in compiling Holmen’s sustainability report. The purpose of these principles is to ensure that information describing the business in terms of its sustainability is included, and that the quality of the information provided satisfies the GRI criteria.
Holmen is of the opinion
that the reporting of facts/aspects in the areas of environmental responsibility, responsibility for employees and economic development in Holmen’s combined sustainability reporting 2012 complies with GRI reporting level A+.
The audit company KPMG
has conducted a general review of the contents of Holmen’s sustainability reporting in relation to the information requirements in the GRI guidelines for sustainability reporting, version 3.1. Holmen’s GRI reporting consists of pages 32–43 and pages 91–93 in the Annual report 2012 including sustainability report together with Holmen’s GRI register with links on this website. KPMG’s assurance report is also available on the website.
The KPMG assurance report states that the information Holmen has provided in the above-mentioned document and on the website together satisfies GRI reporting level A+.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
The organisation’s website provides a comprehensive picture of GRI and its regulatory framework. www.globalreporting.org