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Creating a Sustainability Program
level of transparency for their
stakeholders. It is a process that
requires a significant commitment
to time and resources.
Most companies can learn from
the basics of GRI's sustainability
reporting guidelines, without
completing the complex documents,
and use the reporting principles to
create sustainability reports that
are appropriate for the size of their
company and program. One of the

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most important takeaways from
GRI's G4 is its reporting principles.
Whether your sustainability report
is two pages, twenty, or more, GRI
states "this group of principles
guides choices on ensuring the
quality of information in the
sustainability report, including
its proper presentation. Decisions
related to the process of preparing
information in a report should be
consistent with these principles. All

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of these principles are fundamental
to achieving transparency. The
quality of the information is
important to enable stakeholders
to make sound and reasonable
assessments of performance, and
take appropriate actions."7
Here are the six reporting
principles GRI identifies for defining
report quality:
* Balance: The report should
provide unbiased and balanced
reporting about the company's
performance. Omissions and/
or formats that inappropriately
influence the reader should
be avoided. Cherry-picking
highlights from a sustainability
program should also be avoided
if it creates a report that is
not balanced.
* Comparability: Metrics used in
the sustainability report should
be consistent from year to year
so that stakeholders may analyze
performance accurately. This
principle attempts to avoid applesto-oranges comparisons that can
be made when companies with
poor performance attempt to
rationalize and artificially report
success where there may not
be any.
* Accuracy: The report should
contain enough detail for
stakeholders to assess performance
using quantitative and
qualitative metrics.
* Timeliness: The report should be
published on a regular schedule
and the information within the
report should be recent-enough
to allow stakeholders to make
effective decisions.
* Clarity: The information within
the report should be organized
and written in a manner that can
be simply understood and easily
accessible by stakeholders.
* Reliability: Data collected for
the report should be gathered,
recorded, compiled, and analyzed
in a standardized manner that
ensures the veracity of the
contents and provides confidence
for the stakeholders.


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Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Innovation in Mindset and Technology
Innovative Pavement Research
Freight Innovations in Our Future
Creating a Sustainability Program:
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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