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GRI Standards Certified Training

ZOOM Meeting Room

18, 19 & 24 Sept 2024

09:00-13:00 (SGT)

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments, and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on material issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption. More than 80% of world’s leading reporters use GRI Standards as the framework for developing their sustainability reports owing it’s modular and interrelated structure, and step-by-step guidance on communicating sustainability performance.


At TEMBUSU, our course also has an exclusive session on The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). TCFD is a framework developed to help organizations more effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities through their existing reporting processes, in order to increase and improve the reporting of climate-related disclosure.

     Exclusive Session on " Transitioning to ISSB Reporting "     

This GRI Standards Training includes an exclusive session on "Transitioning to ISSB Reporting". Join us for this training to be well-positioned for GHG Emissions reporting in accordance with IFRS S2, as there is high alignment between the requirements in GRI 305, GRI 302, and IFRS S2 due to ongoing collaboration between GRI and IFRS Foundation. 


Perspectives on concepts of sustainability reporting and enhanced exposure on how to develop sustainability reports. The training is expected to: 

  • Enhance knowledge of participants on GRI standards, evaluating sustainability reports 

  • Benchmark internal reporting with peers and gear for better reporting 

  • Identifying, engaging with stakeholders 

  • Material matters identification, prioritization and target setting - Collect, compile sustainability data and present sustainability reports 

  • Overview of Sustainable Development Goals and their interlinkages with sustainability performance of organizations

Why Train

Companies seeking to enhance their sustainability performance and in-house capacity need to equip themselves with the requisite knowledge on sustainability reporting standards. We have designed this course to support companies and individuals in developing internal expertise with minimal involvement of external support and produce reports that are assurance worthy.

Who Needs to Attend

This course is open for all levels of management, sustainability practitioners, consultants, auditors, corporate communications, legal, HSE and operations executives, academicians, NGOs, etc.

What Is Covered

This course outlines and introduces participants to the concepts of GRIs reporting principles (content & quality), engaging with stakeholders, material topics identification, prioritization and target setting. Further guidance is provided on identifying material topics. Management approach, data collection /compilation and presentation are covered to enhance participants knowledge on GRI Standards. This course will conduct additional discussion and case study on the sustainability reporting guide by the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). Each session has case studies and interactive breakout sessions to enable participants to understand the standards and report development process. An end-of-course evaluation will also be conducted to assess participants’ understanding of the course content through an analysis of a selected company’s sustainability report. A session by GRI secretariat is part of the training to answer any specific queries of participants and support available from GRI.


Post completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 25% discount on the GRI Standards Exam fee, by GRI for those candidates who successfully complete the course.


TEMBUSU Asia is an organization embracing UN SDGs, in its efforts to augment sustainability expertise in the region. This training program is being delivered by experienced sustainability advisors who have vast experience in developing best in class reports, conducting trainings and auditing leading sustainability reports in ASEAN and the Asia region. 

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Er. Tan Seng Chuan, Lead Trainer

Er. Tan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Master of Science (Building Science) from the National University of Singapore. He is a Professional Engineer (Civil) and Chartered Engineer (Environment & Water) registered in Singapore, a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, an NEA accredited GHG Lead Verifier and a Senior Practicing Management Consultant (Sustainability) certified by SBACC.


Er. Tan has 40 years of professional experience covering Engineering, Environmental and Program Management in the sectors of Sustainability, Climate Change, Environmental, Water, Energy, Manufacturing, Built Environment & Infrastructure, Chemical and Petrochemical, Oil & Gas and other infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific region. 


Some of the representative projects include Financing Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Urban Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific for ADB, Jurong Island Air Quality Study for NEA, Deep Tunnel Sewerage System and Changi Water Reclamation Plant for PUB, Petronas Sustainability Development Program which includes low carbon, energy efficiency, air emission and water management initiatives and other Industrial Program Development. 

Program Plan

Day 1 Session 1
Topics Covered
Introduction and background
Introduction to Sustainability
Overview of GRI Standards
Overview of the GRI Standards
Useful terminology
Sustainability Reporting
Introduction to the GRI Standards
Structure of the GRI Standards
How to use the GRI Standards
The GRI Standards
GRI 1: Foundation 2021
GRI 2: General Disclosures 2021
GRI 3: Material Topics 2021
GRI Sector Standards
GRI Topic Standards
Case Study Analysis
Day 2 Session 2
Topics covered
Recap of Session 1
Start your reporting process using GRI Standards
How to apply the in-accordance requirements
How to apply the reporting principles
How to determine material topics
How to report general disclosures
Group Exercises
Case Study Analysis
Day 3 Session 3
Topics covered
Start your reporting process using GRI Standards
Recap of Session 2
GRI Secretariat’s presentation
How to present reported information
Case Study Analysis
Recap and Reflection
Value Added Sessions
S1: Tips for developing best in class reports
S2: Assurance readiness
Group Presentations
End-of course evaluation: Participants' projects
Q&A and Feedback session


Kindly note that in the event where minimum course enrolment is not achieved, TEMBUSU Asia Consulting reserves the right to make necessary scheduling adjustments. Participants will be promptly notified and provided with alternative options where possible. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

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Course Fees

Regular fee:  SGD 1300

Early bird: SGD 1170 (For 10% OFF, use code <EBST0924>, expires 2 weeks before commencement)

Group discount (≥ 4 pax): SGD 1040/ pax (20% OFF in single checkout, use code <GRST0924>)

*  9% GST (Singapore) is applied at checkout.

*  Refunds are not allowed, however participants can defer the training to the next available course date.

*  Course fee is exclusive of any bank charges for overseas fund transfer for participants.

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