FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION: Alignment of POJK 51/2017 with GRI Standard and SDGs Reporting
How can the Contribution of the Private Sector towards the SDGs be measured? What should be the rreporting standard for the various types of industries in the private sector? Which indicators should be utilized to correctly assess the contribution while also being inclusive for all types of industries? These are only some of the questions which were raised in today’s discussion.
The Global Reporting Standards (GRI) and the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Business (IBCSD) collaborated on conducting a Focus Group Discussion regarding the “Alignment of POJK 51/2017 with GRI Standard and SDGs Reporting”.
Although SDGs attainment may not be the primary objective of the Private Sector, the awareness on the importance of SDGs implementation is already high. “Whenever there is a planning of a new project, the consideration on which one or more of the 17 SDGs would be impacted is always on the mind of the decision makers.” stated Ms. Sinta from Unilever.
Hectic discussion between the Private Sector (PT Pertamina, PT Vale, PT APP, PT Unilever & PT Medco Energi), NGOs (GRI, JICA) and the Government (BAPPENAS- SDGs Secretariat) resulted in some valuable insights into current reporting criteria and possibilities for further improvement.