GRI Application Level Declaration 2009-2010 (Update)
With 457 new reports added to GRI’s 2010 database during Q1 of 2011, I decided to explore for new trends in the (dreaded?) GRI Application Declaration levels. Can you guess the trends? Updating blog entries which made my '2010 Top 10 Blog List', I re-plotted the distribution of GRI Application Levels A+/A, B+/B, C+/C and ‘Undeclared’ for the publication period 2009 to 2010.
In addition to a 22% increase of GRI reports recorded between 2009 and 2010, the first thing that caught my eye when rummaging through
The other revelation when looking at % changes (see below) was – that there were not really any structural changes in distribution of GRI Application Levels between 2009 and 2010. The biggest and - I think - significant change was a 2.5% reduction in reports categorized as ‘Undeclared’. However, ‘Undeclared’ remained the largest de facto GRI Application Level declaration by reporters, followed by reports categorized as ‘A+’.
Do you feel any major changes in your discussions with your senior management/clients relating to GRI's application levels?