Keeping Elis aligned with GRI standards


Patrick Moloney

Patrick Moloney

Market Director, Strategic Sustainability Consulting
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Henrik Stener Pedersen

Henrik Stener Pedersen

T: +45 5161 8124

In 2020, the international multi-service company, Elis, started disclosing their non-financial information in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, as part of their universal registration document.

In 2021, Ramboll was engaged by Elis to help the company in the process of preparing their annual sustainability reporting. This to ensure that it would remain in accordance with the GRI standards. Ramboll developed a data collection framework and compiled the relevant data for the 17 GRI standards included in Elis’ reporting.

An efficient collaboration with Elis’ experts

The data collection and validation tasks were conducted in close collaboration with Elis’ expert team, responsible for environment, compliance, product, purchasing, and health & safety. For each GRI standard, Ramboll provided specific recommendations and held short sessions with the respective experts to ensure a thorough revision and update of the information disclosed. 

Ramboll delivered the GRI index table and an updated description of Elis’ GRI reporting approach, to be plugged in the annual report 2020.

Ramboll’s recommendations focused on applicable changes in the GRI standards and alignment between the GRI reporting and the rest of the annual report. As a result, Ramboll’s work let Elis stay GRI aligned and simultaneously strengthen the connection between the GRI reporting and Elis’ overall CSR strategy.

About Elis

Elis is an international multi-service provider, offering textile, hygiene and facility services solutions. Present in Europe and Latin America, Elis is a leader in most of the 28 countries in which they operate, employing 45,000 professionals at 440 production and services centers. 

Elis is listed on Euronext Paris and presented a revenue of 2,806 MEUR for 2020.

About Global Reporting Initiative

GRI has been the leading global framework for sustainability reporting for many years, with thousands of reporters in 100+ countries, and more than 160 policies in 60+ countries and regions referencing or requiring GRI for reporting.

GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone.

The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest. They align with widely recognized international instruments for responsible business behavior, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the ILO conventions, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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