Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Public Agency Sector

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Louis Coppola

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Sustainability – What Matters in the Public Agency Sector
24-public-agencyRecent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Public Agency Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 40 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 Public Agency Sector are:

  1. Overall (Environmental)
  2. Market Presence
  3. Equal Remuneration for Women and Men
  4. Employment
  5. Training and Education
  6. Diversity and Equal Opportunity
  7. Occupational Health and Safety
  8. Indirect Economic Impacts
  9. Energy
  10. Security Practices

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 Public Agency sector study are:
A Coruña Port Authority, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG), Architectural Services Department (HKSARG), Auditor General of South Africa, Belgische Technische Cooperatie (BTC), Canada Post, Canton de Vaud, Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travai, Companhia de Desenvovimento Habitacional e Urbano do Estado de São Paulo (CDHU), DGR, DoT Abu Dhabi, Dresden Verkehrsbetriebe, Dubai Customs, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Fundació Garrotxa Líder, Infonavit, Judicial Commission of New South Wales (NSW) – Australia, Korea Environment Corporation, Korea Tourism Organization, Leader Cat Central, London Fire Brigade, Madrid Movilidad, Main Roads Western Australia, National Environment Agency, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Polismyndigheten iStockholms län, Postnord, Saskatchewan Research Council, SEMADES, Small & Medium Business Corporation, Société de transport de Montréal (STM), SPRI. SOCIEDAD PARA LA TRANSFORMACIÓN COMPETITIVA, S.A., Stockholms Läns Landsting, TEP, The World Bank, US Army, Korea Postal Logistics, HWTR Program – Washington State Department of Ecology, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC)
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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