The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) contains globally applicable guidelines for sustainability reporting. Established in 1997, GRI became an independent institution in 2002 and is an official collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and works in collaboration with the UN Global Compact.
The core guidelines are for voluntary use by organisations for reporting on the economic, environmental and social dimensions of their activities, products and services.
DEXUS has reported against GRI since 2007. This Report is produced in accordance with the GRI G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (a full description of the guidelines is available at: www.globalreporting.org). DEXUS believes that by adopting G3.1, it will provide its stakeholders with a greater ability to understand and benchmark our performance against others and provide greater clarity and transparency on our sustainability strategy and key areas of impact. This Index provides a reference to information and data provided throughout this report, as well as to the GRI indicators on which we have reported. The listing of GRI indicators is part of the requirement to meet to produce a GRI-based report. To achieve a reporting application level of "A+" DEXUS is required to report on all core G3.1 performance indicators and provide an explanation of any core indicator on which we have partially reported. Explanations are provided on why we have not fully reported on a given indicator, and further explanation of our business practices relevant to a particular indicator, where required.
GRI Application Level
Reports intended to qualify for level C, C+, B, B+, A or A+ must contain each of the criterion that is presented in the column for the relevant level. This reporting suite was prepared to meet the requirements of application Level A+.
We have reported against the three main types of disclosures contained with the GRI G3.1 guidelines with the addition of the Construction and Real Estate Supplement.
Strategy and Profile: Disclosures that set the overall context for understanding our performance such as strategy, profile, and governance.
Management Approach: Disclosures that cover how DEXUS addresses a given set of topics in order to provide context for understanding performance in a specific area.
Performance Indicators: Indicators that elicit comparable information on the economic, environmental and social performance of our business.