References and guidelines for our sustainability report

IGD’s Sustainability Report is drawn up with the following used as reference:

  1. The reporting guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards), analysing, in particular, those referring to the real estate sector (“Sustainability Reporting Guidelines – Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement”). Compliance with the GRI Standards guidelines was implemented one year ahead of the entry into force of the obligation to adopt the Standards;
  2. EPRA guidelines for the environmental, social and governance indicators (“Best Practices Recommendations on Sustainability Reporting”). We undertook to adopt the most updated version of the standards (published in September 2017) one year ahead of the entry into force of the obligation to adopt the standards.

Furthermore, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations have also been used as reference in the preparation of the Report.

The 2017 Sustainability Report was, for the first time, subject to Limited Assurance, in accordance with the procedures set out in ISAE 3000, by PricewaterhouseCoopers, which certified compliance with the most important international standards (GRI Standards).

Sustainability report 2017

The Board of Directors approved the Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) together with the Annual Report.  The CSR, for the first time, received a certification from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Information on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

GRI™ is an independent international organisation that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organisations to understand and communicate their impact of business on critical sustainability issues, such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many other issues. With thousands of reporting companies in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on  sustainability reporting, enabling organisations and their stakeholders to make the best decisions based on information that matters. Currently, 38 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle which ensures the participation and expertise of a variety of stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, by means of its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

The latest generation of Guidelines (GRI Standards) was published in October 2016 and currently represents the international reference standards on sustainability reporting issues. The level of application of the GRI-Standards indicators with regard to IGD’s 2017 Sustainability Report is “Core”.

For further information please visit the website of Global Reporting.