GRI Certified Training

Certified Training in Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards)

On 19 October 2016 the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) issued the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) which replaced the GRI G4 Guidelines and contained certain changes related both to the document structure and disclosure requirements. Application of the GRI Standards to all reports published is encouraged by GRI and required for all reports published on or after 1 July 2018.

Being a GRI Certified Training Partner in Russia FBK introduces a certified two-day training course dedicated to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.

The training course is based on the GRI certified training materials and incorporates public non-financial reporting experience of leading Russian and international companies. The training course will focus on the GRI Standards and prospects for GRI reporting development. The training program includes both theory and interactive practical workshops which make it possible for participants to reinforce gained knowledge using specific examples.

Participants are provided with the GRI certified handouts in Russian and a selection of electronic materials. Upon completion of the training course and a feedback procedure participants will receive an official GRI certificate of attendance in English.

Target audience:

    • Top managers in charge of public non-financial reporting;
    • Employees involved in public non-financial reporting;
    • Specialists who provide non-financial reporting services.

Training options:

    • Group training (when there are enough participants for the group);
    • Corporate training which may be held at the client’s office or in our classrooms.

Approximate group size– 12-16 people. The size of the group for corporate training is to be agreed individually.

Training duration:2 days, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Training fee

The training fee for one person is 36 thousand roubles. The fee covers a set of handouts, express consultations during training, lunch and coffee breaks. The corporate training fee is to be agreed individually. GRI GOLD Community members, Global Compact Network members and organizations which publish sustainability reports are granted a ten percent discount.

How to take part in training?

For more information, please, contract Trainer Vladimir Skobarev by tel.: +7 (495) 737-53-53 (ext.: 5543) or email:

Training course program:




1.1 Sustainable development

1.2 Sustainability reporting

1.3 About GRI

    • 1.3.1 GRI Standards
    • 1.3.2 Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB)
    • 1.3.3 Wide range of parties concerned

PART 2: GRI Standards review

2.1 Terminology

2.2 Introduction to the GRI Standards

2.3 Structure of the GRI Standards

2.4 How to use the GRI Standards

2.5 Other standards and guidelines

PART 3: GRI Standards

3.1 General Standards

    • 3.1.1 GRI 101: Foundation
    • 3.1.2 GRI 102: General disclosures
    • 3.1.3 GRI 103: Management approach

3.2 Topic specific Standards


Reporting process using the GRI Standards

4.1 Applying the reporting principles

4.2 Reporting general disclosures

4.3 Identifying topics and boundaries

4.4 Reporting on material topics

4.5 Reporting in accordance with the Standards

4.6 Preparation and disclosure of information

4.7 End of course exercise

PART 5: Additional resources

5.1 GRI services (GRI Support Suite)

5.2 Getting involved

5.3 Useful resources

5.4 Completion

About the trainer

Vladimir Skobarev is a candidate of technical sciences, member of the Council for Non-Financial Reporting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Holder of a LCSAP certificate issued by the Accountability Training Center. Certified General and Bank Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Experience in consulting services related to preparation and assurance of non-financial reports of such major companies as MOESK, Rosatom State Corporation, Norilsky Nickel, Atomenergomash, TVEL and TENEX.

For the period from 2011 to 2017 he delivered 19 certified trainings on GRI public non-financial reporting for about 200 employees of the major companies in Russia and Kazakhstan, including Sberbank of Russia, Gazprom, RusHydro, Norilsky Nickel, MOESK, Vnesheconombank and Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation.

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