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RESPONSIBILITY | GRI Draft Construction & Real Estate Supplement

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has opened the Public Comment Period on the final draft of the Construction & Real Estate Sector Supplement.

This sector-specific reporting guidance to help Construction and Real Estate Companies make their sustainability reports more relevant and easier to produce has been developed by an international multi-stakeholder Working Group since October 2009.

The Supplement is a version of the G3 Guidelines tailored for the Construction and Real Estate sector, and covers the following key issues for the sector, expanded from the G3 Guidelines:

  • 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; and
  • Contractor/subcontractor labor supply chain issues.

The GRI Public Comment Period is the main opportunity for the public to provide comments and feedback on the draft Supplement. A PDF feedback form is available for downloading at GRI’s website. The feedback form consists of the draft Supplement with the option to provide comments on the sector Performance Indicators, and the commentary to the G3 Guidelines. The feedback form can be filled out, saved and submitted to GRI (guidelines@globalreporting.org).

The Public Comment Period is open from 15 December 2010 until 15 March 2011.

Following the Public Comment Period, the GRI Working Group will review and consider all feedback received to finalize the Sector Supplement. Release of the final Supplement is targeted for mid-2011.

GRI is offering an opportunity to learn about the final draft Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement, and the public comment period, in an exclusive 90 minute webinar (online conference). The aim of the webinar is to introduce the content of the draft Supplement, offer guidance on how to submit feedback, and provide opportunity to ask the GRI Supplement team questions. This webinar is free of charge.

Register for the webinar on 3 February 2011 at 4pm (CET, Amsterdam)
Register for the webinar on 9 February 2011 at 8am (CET, Amsterdam)

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