2018/2019 Company Assessments

The 2018/2019 independent company assessment cycle will include 11 companies – the largest number thus far – comprising for the first time the seven telecommunications operator and vendor company members that joined GNI in March 2017.

In order to consolidate all the necessary information to complete the assessment process in one place, GNI produced an Assessment Toolkit that draws from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, and builds upon the experiences of previous GNI assessments.

The Toolkit aims to increase the consistency, efficiency, and comparability of assessments by offering a common methodology to be used by all assessors. It also features useful templates and materials, including actionable questions for the process review of a company’s implementation of the GNI Principles (Appendix I) and Case Studies (Appendix II). The Toolkit also clarifies the relationship between the high-level GNI Principles and the more granular Implementation Guidelines (Appendix IV). To kickstart the 2018/2019 independent assessment cycle, in September 2018 GNI offered a training to review the Toolkit for all accredited assessors.

A first group of company assessments will be conducted in the fourth quarter of 2018 and reviewed by the GNI Board in March 2019. A second group of companies will be assessed in the first quarter of 2019 and reviewed by the GNI Board in June 2019. This will keep the assessment process manageable, increase the review time, and align with some companies’ existing sustainability reporting processes. The public report on the assessment process is expected to be released later in 2019.

For more information, contact us at info@globalneworkinitiative.org.

Supporting Documents
GNI Assessment Toolkit
Appendix I: Process Review Questions
Appendix II: Case Study Template
Appendix III: Relevant excerpts from Governance Charter and Accountability, Policy and Learning Framework
Appendix IV: Mapping the GNI Principles to Implementation Guidelines