For the next PRI reporting cycle, the reporting period will be open for a shorter period, from 4 January – 31 March (3 months). Shortening the reporting period allows us the time needed to act on feedback on the Reporting Framework and to meet the extraordinary global demand for one-on-one meetings to discuss Assessment Reports.
To help you adjust to the shorter reporting period, we will publish an offline version of the reporting modules in November 2015, which will highlight any changes year-on-year. We will also continue to provide pre-filled answers from your previous reports.
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|
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 2014 have the option to participate in the 2015/2016 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.