Sustainserv #1 CSR Report Service Provider

Sustainserv recently moved up to the #1 position on the Corporate Register Top 50 list of Consultants based on the number of sustainability and CSR reports it has helped develop. Since its founding in 2001, the Sustainserv team has helped its clients develop more than 200 such reports globally, the most of any consultancy ranked by Corporate Register (, the global online directory of corporate responsibility (CR) reports.

Sustainserv has offices in Boston Massachusetts and Zurich Switzerland. Its team of consultants works with companies in a variety of sectors and provides comprehensive sustainability strategy, data-related and communications services to its clients, including supporting the development of GRI G4, GRI Standard and Integrated Reports. Its team brings a wide range of skills and experience, enabling them to deliver tailored solutions to companies wherever they are in their sustainability journey. Sustainserv is a GRI-certified training partner in Switzerland, and regularly offers workshops, training courses and seminars in its Boston and Zurich locations.


Matthew Gardner, a Managing Partner and co-founder of Sustainserv said “Sustainability reporting represents the culmination of a company’s internal investment in good sustainability and corporate responsibility programs. A key component of such programs is the clear, creative and engaging communication of your progress, your successes and failures, and your strategic vision for how sustainability and corporate responsibility fit into your overall value creation process. We take great pride in our team’s ability to take complex information, present it in context, and do so in a creative manner.”

"We have been working with Sustainserv for a number of years on all aspects of our corporate sustainability program.” Said Lindsay Zingg, Global Head of Quality, Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability at Panalpina World Transport, a Swiss-based global logistics provider. “Their team has years of experience, they bring new and innovative ideas to the table to suit our business needs, and they have helped us continually move our sustainability reporting forward each and every year in a very professional and supportive manner.”

“The Sustainserv team has become a key collaborator as we make progress on our CR and ESG action plan” said Kevin Hagen, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Iron Mountain. “In addition to helping us improve our reporting process, their global experience and perspective has become invaluable to our strategic thinking. They are great at tactfully answering the questions I should have asked.”

Stephan Lienin, Managing Partner of Sustainserv based in the Zurich office said “We’re delighted that our years of hard work is gaining recognition. Corporate reporting is a fast-moving field, requiring us to always be on the lookout for new and better ways to help companies tell their stories.”

Zertifiziertes Training nach den GRI Standards

datesSustainserv bietet GRI-zertifizierte Trainingskurse für Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung nach den GRI Standards an.

Es gibt eine Vielzahl veröffentlichter Nachhaltigkeitsberichte und Nachhaltigkeits-Praktiker müssen einen Weg finden, ihre Unternehmensgeschichte in einer umfassenden und vergleichbaren Art zu präsentieren. Die Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) bietet den Rahmen einer transparenten Kommunikation von Nachhaltigkeitsleistungen.

In unseren zertifizierten GRI Kursen erhalten Sie neben einer Einführung in die GRI Richtlinien und einem Überblick der Trends in der Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung, auch konkrete Anleitungen und Hilfsmittel für die Einführung und Optimierung der Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung in Ihrem Unternehmen.

Mit der Erstellung von über 250 GRI Berichten, die alle den gewünschten GRI Service abgeschlossen haben, ist Sustainserv der führender Dienstleister weltweit gemäss

Die GRI Kurse werden als Zweitageskurse (2 x 8 Stunden) oder Halbtageskurse für Fortgeschrittene (4 Stunden) an zentraler Lage in Zürich angeboten. Präsentationen mit Fallbeispielen, sowie Gruppenübungen und -diskussionen unterstützen die Teilnehmenden, den Kursinhalt aktiv anzuwenden und das Gelernte zu festigen.

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Successful GRI Standards Launch Event

Last week, we hosted the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Launch Event in Zurich together with BrownFlynn, SIX Group and Swiss Prime Site. Eager to learn about the new GRI Standards and the latest developments in sustainability reporting, 160 people joined the event held at the Swiss Stock Exchange.

The session kicked off with an inspirational talk from Tim Mohin, GRI’s new Chief Executive. Following him, our Managing Partner Stephan Lienin delivered the keynote address, where he provided ample insights to recent developments in sustainability reporting in Switzerland. On the basis of the Sustainability Report of our client Swiss Prime Site, Stephan Lienin then shared our experience applying the recently-launched GRI Standards. The Sustainability Report that was published as part of the Swiss Prime Site annual report 2016 is one of the first reports worldwide based on the new GRI Standards. Furthermore, Stephan Lienin emphasized the importance of targeting sustainability communications to the distinct needs of stakeholders. Using the example of our client Swiss Life he demonstrated how our “Analyst Download” service helps to better enable investors and analysts to find the ESG-information they are looking for.

GRI Launch Event

Following the introduction to the new GRI Standards by Bastian Buck from GRI, attendees had the opportunity to direct their questions to the experts who have been instrumental in developing the new Standards, and to Tim Mohin who provided additional insights into future developments at GRI. In the following panel discussion Stephan Lienin elaborated on the importance of sustainability reporting for different types of businesses together with Samuel Schweizer from Ernst Schweizer AG, Lilian Furrer from Adecco Group, Urs Baumann from Swiss Prime Site AG and Daniel Kaufmann from Clariant. The second panel discussions included representatives from SIX Group, RobecoSAM, UBS and UNCTAD and addressed the question of how to make sustainability information more accessible to stakeholders. The event wrapped up with a lunch which offered opportunities to deepen the discussion and network with fellow peers.

If you were not able to join us at this versatile event, or if you would like to know more about sustainability reporting, feel free to reach out to us or maybe join us at a GRI-certified training that we offer on the new Standards. For more information on our training schedule please visit: