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PT AJA Sertifikasi
Indonesia - AJA Group 

Sustainability GRI Certified Training Partner

WHY SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING MATTERS

 

In the turmoil of today’s business world, more and more is being demanded in the scope and depth of reported information. No longer is it sufficient to merely provide detailed financial data, for stakeholders want to flesh out the bare bones of an operation and decide whether or not the entity is deserving of its social license to operate.

 

To feed this appetite for additional non-financial information, there has been a global surge in the presentation of stand-alone sustainability reports in recent years, of which some 90 percent adopt or make reference to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. Nor has Indonesia been left behind, with the number of its sustainability reports more than quadrupling from 15 in 2010 to 63 in 2015, again with more than half adopting the GRI framework.    

 

While various studies have shown that sustainability reporting does indeed bring tangible benefits to business entities, to date it has largely been viewed as being under the ‘nice-to-have’ rather than the ‘must-have’ label. With the 2017 issue of regulation POJK No. 51/POJK.03/2017 by Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), however, the priority has shifted to the latter category. For at various dates from January 1, 2019 onwards, all Financial Services Institutions, Issuers and Publicly Listed Companies in Indonesia will be required, among others, to prepare a Sustainability Report as either a separable or inseparable part of their annual report.  

 

The time for sustainability reporting has arrived.      

 

GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI) SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING STANDARDS 2018 (GRI STANDARDS)

 

The GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines continue to be the most widely used sustainability reporting standard in the world. The latest generation, the GRI Standards that came into effect as of July 1, 2018, create a common language for organizations and stakeholders, with which the economic, environmental and social impacts of organizations can be communicated and understood.

 

Simply stated, their aim is facilitate a balanced and reasonable presentation of an organization’s positive and negative contributions towards the goal of sustainable development, enabling both internal and external stakeholders to form opinions and make informed decisions about the organization’s role.

 

The GRI Standards are divided into four series:

  • Universal Standards
    • Topic-specific Standards
      • Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist (CSRS)
      • Certified Sustainability Reporting Assurance (CSRA)

100 Series, which includes three universal standards:

GRI 101, which sets out the Reporting Principles for defining report content and quality

GRI 102, which covers General Disclosures about the organization and its sustainability reporting practices

GRI 103, which covers the Management Approach in respect to the organization’s handling of each material topic 

200 Series, which cover Economic topics

300 Series, which cover Environmental topics

400 Series, which cover Social topics

 

Use of these interrelated GRI Standards will enable an organization to produce a directed sustainability report that focuses on material topics in reporting its impacts on the economy, the environment, and/or society.

 

GRI CERTIFIED TRAINING PROGRAM

As in any undertaking, knowledge is the key, and the Certified Training Program provides a solid foundation about the GRI Standards and reporting, as well as how to facilitate their use within your organization.     

Whether you’re contemplating preparing your first report, or a veteran of many, this latest in sustainability thinking provides new skills to acquire. There is much to learn and the courses start from a basic introduction to sustainability reporting and run right the various phases of the GRI sustainability reporting process, while at the same time not losing focus on local sustainability issues.   

Delivered by experts in the field who can draw on their own practical involvement in more than 50 sustainability report assignments and provide examples from a range of business sectors, the aim is always to increase your know-how and thus enable you to run a smooth and effective reporting process to deliver the best-possible sustainability report.  

Specifically we will be concentrating on the following training courses:

By the time you receive your certificate at the end of the course, not only will you be able to plan the sustainability reporting but you’ll have the tools to do the job, from establishing context, determining report content, developing the report and planning for report communication, all backed up by knowledge on report assessment and GRI case studies.


WHY AJA SERTIFIKASI INDONESIA (AJA)

 

One of only three GRI Certified Training Partners in Indonesia, AJA combines the best of practical experience and training capability in a range of areas, especially those addressing Indonesia’s specific needs.

 

The nation’s preferred auditor for SFM-IFCC certification of plantation forest, AJA is also to the fore in ISPO, Indonesian sustainable palm oil certification, as well as accredited by FIHRRST to conduct Business and Human Rights International Standards for Certification (BHRISC 2011) certification, and provide independent third party registration of a whole range of ISO operational management systems.

 

From a training and educational viewpoint, meanwhile, working in conjunction with the London School of Accountancy and Finance Jakarta, AJA also provides training for auditors in both quality and environmental management systems, as well as for a range of internationally-recognized qualifications from the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

 

The Indonesian representative of the global AJA Registrars Group, AJA Sertifikasi Indonesia has swiftly gained a reputation for superior client-oriented services, whether it be field certification or classroom training. That GRI has certified AJA to be one of its training partners only adds to this reputation. So for a name you can trust, contact AJA when it comes to sustainability reporting.