Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Healthcare Services Sector

Posted on November 7, 2014 by Louis Coppola

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Sustainability – What Matters in the Healthcare Services Sector
Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Healthcare Services Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 13 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.
The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Healthcare Services Sector are:

  1. Diversity and Equal Opportunity
  2. Marketing Communications
  3. Non-Discrimination
  4. Market Presence
  5. Investment and Procurement Practices
  6. Employment
  7. Corruption
  8. Product and Service Labeling
  9. Compliance
  10. Economic Performance

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:
The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:
Organizations included in the Healthcare Services Sector study are:
Apivita, Apotekens Service AB, Cleveland Clinic, Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Farmacéuticos de España (Redfarma), Dignity Health System, Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Samsung Life Insurance, Sanofi Group Turkey, Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Albert Einstein, Tamro Group, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Unimed Circuito das Águas, Unimed Cuiabá

About G&A Institute (
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (  The resulting “most important” to “least important” ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (

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