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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Anne
dc.contributor.authorBoysen, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-25T22:02:57Z
dc.date.available2009-11-25T22:02:57Z
dc.date.issued2009-11-25T22:02:57Z
dc.date.submitted2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/121
dc.description.abstractThis project assessed whether the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) focuses on providing true environmental indicator reporting within its framework. The analysis focused on environmental indicator data quality through observation of the data collection process for a sustainability report. Participants showed satisfaction with the requested data in regards to future comparability and transparency, concerns with data reliability and stakeholder concerns and significant concerns with data gathering systems. A review of 2007 reporting identified a low level of complete environmental indicator reporting and a low level of independent assurance. The study recommends significant enhancements at the GRI and governmental level. At the GRI level, the study recommends mandatory assurance of reports to receive GRI designation. At the governmental level, the study recommends mandatory corporate reporting for larger organizations to limit data quality issues and raise the overall sustainability performance of those organizations having the largest potential impact on sustainability.en_US
dc.subjectGlobal Reporting Initiativeen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental indicatorsen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.titleAn assessment of environmental indicator data quality in GRI sustainability reportingen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Environment and Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainabilityen_US


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