GRI wants your feedback on new Sector Supplement for construction and real estate
01 December 2010

​Some sectors face unique sustainability challenges and reporting needs that require specialized guidance, providing focus to the universally applicable G3 Guidelines. The development of a Sector Supplement responds to these needs, and provides a platform for collaboration between those working in a sector and their stakeholders to define the new reporting guidance.
​On 15 December 2010, GRI will release the final draft of the Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement for a 90 day public comment period. The Supplement is a version of the GRI Guidelines tailored for the Construction and Real Estate sector. It addresses sustainability issues that are unique to the sector, including:

• product and service labeling, including building and materials certification
• building energy intensity, water intensity and CO2 emissions relating to  buildings in use
• management and remediation of contaminated land
• labor health and safety issues when operating in insecure environments
• contractor/subcontractor labor supply chain issues.

A PDF feedback form will be available for downloading at GRI’s website. The feedback form will consist of the draft Supplement with the option to provide comments on the sector Performance Indicators and the commentary to the GRI Guidelines. The feedback form can be filled out and submitted to GRI.

GRI will organize a free webinar to introduce the content of the Supplement and to offer guidance on how to complete the feedback form. The participants will have the opportunity to ask the GRI Supplement team questions. The date of this webinar is yet to be confirmed.

If you are interested in participating in this webinar and/or following the development of the Supplement, please register here and send an email to guidelines@globalreporting.org with ‘Subscribe Construction & Real Estate, [Your country]’ in the subject line. You can also join the GRI Construction & Real Estate Network on LinkedIn.