2018/2019 Company Assessments
The GNI 2018/2019 assessment process is underway. GNI’s Board is reviewing assessment reports on a rolling basis across its first three meetings in 2019. GNI will communicate about the outcome of the assessment process at the conclusion of this review process.
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.
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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