As a GRI Certified Software Partner, FigBytes Customers Can Easily Meet Sustainability Reporting Requirements Aligned with the GRI Reporting Framework
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 2023 – FigBytes, creators of the leading Sustainability Platform for impact-focused organizations, today announced it has been awarded certification from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Now FigBytes customers can advance their ESG and sustainability programs with greater efficiency, generating reports aligned with the GRI Standards, directly from the FigBytes platform.
GRI is a provider of one of the most well-recognized sustainability reporting standards. As many as 78% of the world’s 250 largest companies complete their annual sustainability reports using the GRI Standards1. GRI provides a framework to support environmental, economic, and social reporting, and is a common starting point for businesses launching a new sustainability program. Over 160 policies in more than 60 countries and regions reference or require GRI.
“We’re pleased that FigBytes has met all the necessary requirements for the GRI Certified Software and Tools Program,” said Ted Dhillon, CEO and co-founder, FigBytes. “With our pre-defined configuration for GRI, our report builder conveniently produces this voluntary carbon disclosure report, pulling real-time data directly from the FigBytes Sustainability Platform. Whether our customers are reporting to the GRI framework or any other sustainability reporting standard, we’ve made the entire process of preparing and sharing reports incredibly simple with built in data verification and quality control to ensure the highest level of accuracy, reliability, and consistency.”
“GRI is committed to enabling any organisation – large or small, private or public – to understand and report on their impacts on the economy, environment and people in a comparable and credible way,” said Piers Horner, Lead of the Licensing Program at GRI. “We are pleased that FigBytes has joined our growing list of Licensed Software Partners, helping their clients to use the GRI Standards to fulfil their sustainability reporting needs.”
FigBytes Sustainability Platform delivers reporting efficiencies, better insights, and enhanced engagement with stakeholders and has helped FigBytes become recognized as a leader in Quadrant Knowledge Solution’s 2022 SPARK Matrix™: Sustainability Management market report as well as a strong performer in The Forrester New Wave™: Sustainability Management Software, Q1 2022 report. FigBytes was also named to the Q3 2022 Constellation ShortList™ for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting, and was also positioned as an Innovator in Verdantix’s 2022 Green Quadrant for Enterprise Carbon Management Software. FigBytes also earned the Top Product of the Year Award in the elite Environment + Energy Leader Awards program in 2022.
To learn how to simplify your GRI reporting requirements, FigBytes customers are encouraged to contact their account manager. If you have a climate goal you’re working toward or need to meet a GRI or any other reporting requirement, connect with us today and we’ll help you get started.
Established in 1997, GRI is the independent, international organization that helps businesses and other organizations to take responsibility for their impacts by providing them with the global common language to communicate those impacts. Today, more than 10,000 companies around the world use GRI for their sustainability reporting. The GRI secretariat is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a network of seven regional hubs ensuring strategic support for organizations and stakeholders worldwide.
FigBytes empowers impact-focused organizations to make positive change for people and the planet. The FigBytes Sustainability Platform transforms complex environmental, social, and governance information into simple reporting and functional insights by capturing operational and supplier data in a central, secure, cloud-based platform that manages strategy, automates framework reporting, and simplifies stakeholder engagement, for climate, water, and beyond. To learn more, visit https://figbytes.com/
1 Source: KPMG. “Big Shifts, Small Step”, 2022