Saturday, June 07, 2014

Training Course: Sustainability Reporting for HR

After the two hugely successful sustainability training courses (Managing and Reporting Supply Chain Sustainability and Transitioning to GRI G4 Reporting) that we launched in collaboration with Singapore Compact for CSR, the next one is designed for the Human Resources professionals. Here are the necessary details:

Sustainability Reporting for HR


More and more companies are opting to report their economic, social and environmental performance through annual sustainability reports. A sustainability report is increasingly seen as a critical instrument in building trust and credibility among internal and external stakeholders.

Sustainability reporting is a complex process requiring organisation-wide collaboration to deliver a report that is truly engaging and effective. Input from the Human Resources Department build a significant part of the report. About one-third of a typical sustainability report is devoted to employee related issues. This is not surprising as nearly 38 per cent of the performance indicators included in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting is Human Resources Management aspects. This underscores the importance of strategic participation of HR leaders in the reporting process instead of being passive providers of data at the end of the year.

More importantly, a good understanding of workplace-related sustainability issues and how they are reported will help HR leaders in employer branding. HR leaders can use sustainability reporting metrics to boost employee engagement, employee motivation, recruitment and retention of talent, work-life balance, team work, and leadership development.

This course is designed to introduce HR leaders and managers to sustainability reporting requirements and to prepare them for playing a strategic role in their organisation’s annual sustainability reporting process.

Training Style
Training is delivered in a highly interactive and fun style through case studies, activities and real examples.

One Day

Who Should Attend?
The workshop will be very useful for the entire Human Resource team, Sustainability Directors and Managers, Sustainability Steering Committee members and Sustainability Reporting Team members. Companies which aspire to be a leader in people excellence will find this workshop equally useful.

Training will be facilitated by Rajesh Chhabara, founder and managing consultant of CSRWorks International, one of the earliest sustainability consulting firms in Singapore. Please click for more information about the trainer.
To register, kindly download the registration form and send the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Conflict between business and community, and the role of government

Whenever there is a conflict between business and community, the state is expected to intervene with a regulation to address the situation. Almost every piece of business law is a result of this underlying notion of the state's responsibility.
If businesses don't want to attract regulation, they have to voluntarily resolve the conflict guided by the principles of ethics, integrity and responsibility. Unfortunately, voluntary action by businesses is rare as there are so few visionary business leaders. So regulation is the only answer to protect the community (and the environment) from the greed and recklessness of businesses. Even in the enlightened Europe, a legislation is in the works to make sustainability reporting by large companies mandatory. A necessary but unpleasant move for which businesses can blame only themselves.
A high level discussion coming up next week. Looking forward to participate as a speaker.