21 Feb 2013

On February 5, 2013, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton organized a sustainable development reporting day in Montréal, in collaboration with Fondaction and Neuvaction.

Participants from the government and private sectors came together to discuss and reflect upon reporting best practices according to Sustainable Development Act principles and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) requirements. Pioneering Quebec organizations in this field participated in the conference and shared their expertise.

Johanne Gélinas, Partner in Charge of the Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Gas Management practice at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, participated in the event and took advantage of the occasion to emphasize the importance of committing to sustainable development: (Quote translated)

“More and more Quebec organizations are adopting social responsibility and sustainable development initiatives to meet the need for organizations to improve performance and a growing social demand for accountability and transparency. Whether on a voluntary basis, as with the private sector, or to meet regulatory requirements, as with ministries and organizations, reporting is an essential component for the success of these initiatives.

The GRI guidelines are of interest because the GRI is a recognized international reference around which practitioners and experts develop consensus. In addition to being adopted by sustainable development leaders in the business community, Quebec organizations are also starting to do the same.”

Thanks to everyone who attended and who helped to make the event a resounding success!