Responsibility Partners begins with the end in mind. Whether we begin working on strategy, defining priorities, identifying stakeholders or outlining your responsibility report, we began by looking at the appropriate audiences and the key information they should be provided. At the end of the day the communication of the results is often as important as the results themselves.
We help organizations through the entire reporting process. This includes everything from selecting a reporting framework to producing stakeholder specific summaries and determining which rating agencies and review organizations are important to you and your stakeholders.
Corporations should adhere to a standards based framework when preparing their corporate social responsibility and governance reporting. Responsibility Partners’ suggest every company either use the G3 framework provided by the Global Reporting Initiative or explain why an alternative framework is more appropriate. While there are a variety of reasons an alternative framework may better fit a company’s needs, this decision should be made thoughtfully and the rational behind it fully presented to all stakeholders.
With any reporting framework, the company will also need to select a process for determining Responsibility Issues, selecting Indicators, setting Goals and finalizing measurement procedures. A very good process is provided by theInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and is compatible with GRI’s G3 and other reporting frameworks. Our Responsibility Implementation Framework for SMBs combines the best practices from IISD’s Implementation Guide and several other frameworks, creating a streamlined process that is easily adapted to the specific needs of Small and Medium sized Businesses (SMBs).