Reporting process

Timeline 

The PRI’s reporting and assessment process begins each year in October, when signatories are invited to respond to the Reporting Framework via the Online Reporting Tool. The reporting period runs for 6 months. The current reporting cycle runs from October 2014 and will close on 31 March 2015.

Reporting cycle and completion period

Signatories are given the flexibility to select their preferred reporting period – please find below several examples on how you can plan your ideal completion time within 6 months window that matches your preferred reporting period.

2014/2015 reporting period examples

Preferred reporting period Recommended completion period
January 2014 – December 2014 January 2015 – March 2015
July 2013 – June 2014 October 2014 – December 2014
April 2013 – March 2014 October 2014 – December 2014
October 2013 – September 2014 October 2014 – January 2015
 

 

One-year grace period

The PRI offers new signatories a one-year grace period to allow them to familiarise themselves with the reporting and assessment process.

Signatories that signed the PRI after 15 September 2013 have the option to participate in the 2014/2015 reporting cycle on a voluntary basis, with reporting mandatory during the 2015/2016 reporting period.

The PRI encourages new signatories to report in their first year and use this process as a learning experience. Many signatories find this provides a foundation for future activity to support their implementation of the Principles. If signatories complete the Framework during their grace year, they can decide whether to publish their RI Transparency Report on the PRI website.