GRI – Environmental

The environmental dimension of sustainability concerns an organization’s impacts on living and non-living natural systems, including ecosystems, land, air, and water. Environmental Indicators cover performance related to inputs (e.g. material, energy, water) and outputs (e.g. emissions, effluents, waste). In addition, they cover performance related to biodiversity, environmental compliance, and other relevant information such as environmental expenditure and the impacts of products and services.

G4 EN1 Materials used by weight or volume.
G4 EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled 
input materials. 

EN3 Energy consumption within the organization
G4 EN4 Energy consumption outside of the organization
G4 EN5 Energy intensity
G4 EN6 
Reduction of energy consumption
G4 EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

G4 EN8 Total water withdrawal by source
G4 EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water
G4 EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused

G4 EN11 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas
G4 EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas
G4 EN13 Habitats protected or restored.
G4 EN14 Total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk

G4 EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)
G4 EN16
Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)
G4 EN17 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3)
G4 EN18 Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity
G4 EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

G4 EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination
G4 EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method
G4 EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills

G4 EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services

G4 EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

G4 EN30 Significant environmental and social impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce.
G3.1 EO2 
Modes of transport taken by attendees as a percentage of total transportation, and initiatives to encourage the use of sustainable transport options
G3.1 EO3 Significant environmental and socio-economic impacts of transporting attendees to and from the event, and initiatives taken to address the impacts


G4 EN31 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type

In the G3.1 EOSS included were these two sector-specific indicator due to no procurement indicators already present:
G3.1 EO9 Type and sustainability performance of sourcing initiatives
G3.1 EO15 Performance as a result of implementing sourcing initiatives
G3.1 EO8 Proportion of and access to food and beverage that meets the organizer’s policies

The new G4 indicators now include procurement indicators:

G4 EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation
G4 EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
G4 EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
G4 LA14 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria
G4 LA15 Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken
G4 HR10 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria
G4 HR11 Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
G4 SO9 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society
G4 SO10 Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken