Kick-off Service

Get support from GRI to start your organization's reporting process


As a starting report preparer, the key elements in the reporting process can be daunting. What kind of skills are needed in a reporting team? What’s the best approach to team management? To help beginning or early-stage report preparers, GRI is making available a capacity building service to coach report preparers. 

Are you interested in the Kick-off Service? Contact GRI Services

Testimonials from past clients

"The close collaboration with GRI and the related services have been a tremendous help to speed up the reporting process in a focused way. It has enabled to bring sustainability to the next level for our company, and make huge progress on our sustainability journey in a relatively short time."

Walter van het Hof, Global Industry Affairs & Sustainability Leader at Trinseo, GRI newsletter

"For Allreal the increasing significance of sustainability in both the business activity and the reporting is obvious and beyond a doubt. Our decision to work together in the field of sustainability reporting with GRI is due to the high acceptance as well as the flexible and logical structure of the organization's reporting standards. Based on the professional support from the initial contact until the instructive first workshop we look highly confidently towards the demanding and challenging process to our company's first GRI sustainability report."

Matthias Meier, Head of Corporate Communications, GRI newsletter



Together with a dedicated expert from GRI, and using customized material, a reporting organization will:

  • Assess existing initiatives, sustainability reporting efforts and stakeholder engagement
  • Become familiar with the main activities in the reporting process
  • Start building its first GRI report referencing the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) or using the GRI Standards -in accordance. 

The Kick-off service entails:
  • Conference call(s) with the reporting organization, 
  • Handholding the organization in defining the main steps of the reporting process, 
  • A half-day workshop on the GRI Standards and the reporting process
  • Additional support, tailored to the organization's needs


 How to apply

For more information and to apply for the Kick-off Service, please contact GRI at:

Reporting organizations will receive a sign-up form and will have to sign a service level agreement with GRI that details the terms and conditions for the Kick-off Service. GRI Services will also ask the reporting organization to provide some information on existing initiatives, sustainability reporting efforts and stakeholder engagement. 

As this is an elaborate service, a minimum of 1 month is required to complete the service, from the moment of application.


 Service Fees

The fee for the Kick-off service is €20,000 excluding VAT. 

For the Kick-off Service, the organization is required to cover meeting, travel and accommodation fees for the GRI facilitators. 

GRI Community members may be entitled to GRI Community members’ credits towards GRI products. Please check GRI's Pricing Policy for more information. 

For more information and to request the Kick-off Service, please contact GRI at:

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 Disclaimer for GRI Services

​​GRI services do not verify, check or pass judgment on the quality of the disclosures within a report nor the process of preparing the disclosures. That responsibility remains with the reporting organization and its stakeholders. GRI’s services are not an external assurance engagement, although are complementary. GRI does not carry any legal responsibility for the implementation of the feedback by the organization. The GSSB is an independent operating entity under the auspices of GRI and has sole responsibility for setting globally accepted standards for sustainability reporting and as such has no involvement with the delivery of GRI Services.