What is the Global Reporting Initiative?

  • GRI helps individuals and businesses understand and communicate about the sustainability impacts they are making in the society, environment, and economy as a whole. 

What is the GRI Professional Certification program? 

  • The GRI Professional Certification Program is a dynamic learning platform, within the GRI Academy, that offers professionals an opportunity for continuous learning and upskilling.
  • It is designed to increase the understanding and implementation of the GRI Standards aiming at improving the quality of sustainability disclosures and reporting. 
  • The program entails 5 modules that cover the following topics; sustainable development, GRI standards, the structure of the GRI standards, applying the reporting principles, and finally, GRI report support which will include local case studies and exercises.

Why should one register for the GRI Sustainability certification Program? (More research on the benefits)

  • Helps you understand how to use the GRI standards for your sustainability reporting.
  • Helps you understand the value of sustainability reporting and the various steps involved in the reporting process.
  • After completing your course and having passed your exams, you will be given a certificate for GRI-certified sustainability professional. 
  • We will prepare you for future reporting cycles through continuous improvement principles. 
  • You will be able to understand, interpret and implement the GRI standards.
  • Improve sustainability strategy and selection of performance indicators and targets.
  • Improve sustainability performance.

What is the cost of the GRI Sustainability certification Program?

  • We are offering 5 courses covering the fundamentals of GRI reporting at a fee of 90,000 ksh. After the courses, we book a certification exam for you with the GRI team at a fee of 47,000 Ksh.

Which are the 5 courses you are offering?

  • Introduction to Sustainability Reporting & the GRI Standards: The course will introduce you to the sustainability reporting practice and to some key concepts of the GRI sustainability reporting standards.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The course will take you through the process of stakeholder engagement as prescribed by the GRI Standards. It will explore the relevant disclosures related to stakeholder engagement and provide some practical tips on approaching and engaging with stakeholders.
  • Materiality: Provides a deeper understanding of the concept of Materiality (those topics that have a direct or indirect impact on an organization’s ability to create, preserve or erode economic, environmental, and social value for itself, its stakeholders, and society at large)  within the context of the GRI Standards, and the knowledge of how to apply it as part of your sustainability reporting processes.
  • Sustainability Reporting Process: The course provides a step-by-step approach to the reporting process.
  • Integrating SDGs into Sustainability Reporting:  Explores the global sustainability challenges that are addressed by the Global Goals and the business case for engaging with the SDGs. It will also delve into the role of sustainability reporting in enabling sustainable development; and, trends, challenges, and opportunities related to reporting on the SDGs.
  • Certification Exam

What are the benefits of venturing into the Sustainability Integration and reporting space through KCIC Consulting Limited?

  • We are the only certified organization to train GRI in East Africa.
  • How our GRI services will help your organization have a clear vision and strategy in sustainability.
  • Your organization will become reputable and trusted because of your transparency in matters of sustainability.
  • You will be able to identify, prioritize and communicate with your stakeholders.
  • Streamline reporting process throughout your organization
  • You will be able to understand, interpret and implement the GRI standards.
  • You will have access to other sustainability reporting frameworks
  • We will prepare you for future reporting cycles through continuous improvement principles. 
  • GRI promotes and develops this standardized approach of reporting to stimulate demand for sustainability information which will benefit reporting organizations.

GRI Training Participant Form