Arabia CSR Network to host GRI-certified sustainability training courses in Dubai

GRI Standards for Sustainability Reporting & GRI Standards Transition Module to aid business to report non-financial performance


UAE, June 18, 2017 – Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, has announced that it will host the second three-day training course on the ‘GRI Standards for Sustainability Reporting’ from July 25 to 27, 2017. In addition, it will also conduct a one-day Certified Training on ‘GRI Standards Transition Module’ both in English and Arabic. The course in English will be held on July 17, 2017, while the Arabic will take place on July 24, 2017.

To be held in Dubai, all the accredited content for the courses will be delivered through lectures, discussions, exercises, and case studies. The certified training programs will help participants align their business practices in line with environmental and social expectations and achieve their long-term sustainability goals. It will give delegates a deeper understanding of how a strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) program backed by reporting and disclosure can contribute to organization’s comprehensive performance as well as learn more about its lucrative opportunities and benefits.

Habiba Al Marashi, President and CEO, Arabia CSR Network, said: “We are looking forward to host the certified trainings for ‘GRI Standards for Sustainability Reporting’ and ‘GRI Standards Transitional Module’ which will be of immense value to organizations that follow the GRI guidelines to report non-financial performance. We are upbeat that the courses will present valuable opportunities to participants in preparing sustainability reports. At Arabia CSR Network, it is our endeavour to bring the latest in knowledge and skill enhancement in the field of CSR and sustainability through reputed global collaborations and partnerships.”

The training course on the GRI Standards for Sustainability Reporting will be composed of individual sessions including Introduction and Background, Overview of the GRI Standards, GRI Standards in Detail, Start Your Reporting Process Using the GRI Standards, and Additional Resources. The session on GRI Standards Transitional Module will cover GRI Standards Introduction, Overview of GRI Standards, Universal Standards, Topic-Specific Standards, Key Content Clarification, and Additional Resources.

The Arabia CSR Network is the first certified training center in the region for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a leading international organization in the field of sustainability.