• We have practical experience. In less than a year since the Framework was released, we were engaged to work with four local organisations on related projects – the Singapore Exchange (SGX), City Developments Limited (CDL), Maritime Port Authority (MPA) and a local bank listed on the Straits Times Index. We also worked with many clients who are quietly embedding considerations.
• We produce award-winning reports. MPA won the Singapore Apex CSR Award and two other awards based on their report. CDL’s report was shortlisted for prestigious global Ethical Corporation’s Best CR Report Award. Gold winners for Singapore Corporate Awards Best Annual Report (>$1bn category) since 2011 have been Paia’s clients.
• We understand the local context. We have been established since 2002 in Singapore, and understand the synergies and obstacles with other regulatory reporting requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING COURSE DIFFER FROM GRI’S CERTIFIED TRAINING?
Paia’s training is delivered by individuals who have unparalleled depth of hands on expertise in reporting locally. To note, GRI’s certified training does not require the trainer to have ever worked on a sustainability report. The GRI certified training is focused around communicating GRI’s Guidelines. The key difference to our training is that we focus on the practical application of those guidelines, based on our Singapore team’s experience of having worked on over 150 sustainability reports. Each of Paia’s lead trainers has personally worked on at least 25 sustainability reporting projects, so our training shares practical guidance on how to actually apply the guidelines in practice. Of SGX’s 24 Sustainability Leaders, 14 worked with Paia.
Please also note that our understanding is that GRI’s certified training leads to a certification of attendance. If attendees then want to become certified to GRI they must sit a separate exam with additional fees applicable.
IS THE TOOLKIT TRAINING IS FOR ALL COMPANIES, OR JUST LISTED COMPANIES
It is relevant to for all companies. It is targeted towards listed companies who wish to write their reporting in-house. Any company that wishes to maximise the opportunities posed by sustainability would also find it relevant.
HOW DOES THE TOOLKIT DIFFER FROM YOUR USUAL TRAINING? IF I HAD ATTENDED THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING COURSE, SHOULD I ATTEND THIS?
Sustainability Reporting Course: This course gives you an all round understanding of Sustainability Reporting, why it is important and both the GRI Standards and SGX requirements. The information empowers you when liaising with upper management and takes you through the key steps in producing an SGX compliant Sustainability Report. Paia Consulting has been involved in over 150 sustainability reporting projects, including 116 SGX listed sustainability reports, so we have both the width and the depth of practical experience and our training shares this expertise with you.
Sustainability Reporting Toolkit Package: The toolkit package in addition to the above also provides you with the tools necessary to be able to produce the report in-house. It is intended for corporates who do not wish to use a consultant in the development of their sustainability report, so it is a complete package including reporting tools, a report template, a handbook guiding you through the process and supported by face to face training in small groups through our one day training.