New training on waste impact reporting

Published date: 25 February 2021

Course on Waste Standard is latest addition to GRI Academy

Sustainability and waste management professionals have a new opportunity to deepen their understanding of waste reporting, following the launch of a training course on how to get the most out of the GRI Waste Standard.

The online course, accessible now through the GRI Academy, addresses both the theory and practice of waste reporting. Participants will cover:

  • Understanding global trends in waste reporting;
  • Identifying leading waste management practices;
  • Interpreting and implementing GRI waste disclosures;
  • How to adapt reporting to the requirements in GRI 306: Waste 2020.

Published in May last year and in effect for reporting from 2021 onward, the Waste Standard enables organizations to identify and manage waste impacts throughout their value chain, unlocking business opportunities for circularity and waste prevention.

Effective sustainability reporting – with insights that inform strategy and decision making – rely on reporters with the right training, expertise and knowledge. That is why we are increasing our support, with more accessible, online training through the GRI Academy. The Waste Standard course will help reporters get the most out of this new global best practice for disclosure on waste. We will continue to add to the learning on offer through the Academy, building up a curriculum that meets the sustainability learning needs of individuals and organizations around the world.”

Mirjam Groten, GRI’s Chief Business Development Officer

Self-paced across eight sections with video tutorials, this course will take around two hours to complete. The waste training can be taken as stand-alone course or as part of the Professional Certification Program. It contributes towards the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that GRI certified sustainability professionals need to obtain yearly to maintain their certification.

The training is the latest course on the GRI Academy, and the second topic-specific learning after the Occupational Health & Safety course launched in October. GRI Community members are eligible for a 25% discount on fees.