Aino has over 25 years of experience working with corporate social responsibility and sustainability and has, since our start, combined customer challenges with the latest research. Our ambition is to drive development around sustainable productivity and help companies and organizations to work proactively with all areas that affect health, engagement and productivity. 

When, in real time, highlighting challenges in everything from leadership, sick leave, workplace design to employees’ mental or physical conditions, we make it possible to act before the challenges take hold, which means increased productivity, improved image and better opportunities to act flexibly in a world characterized by globalization, automation and digitalization. 

With Aino’s digitalized health management processes, professional services and tailored reporting and analytics we are helping you to define, create and follow GRI achievement.  


Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) develops and publishes Global Reporting Initiative -standards (GRI) that create a common language for organizations to report on their sustainability impacts in a consistent and credible way. This enhances global comparability and enables organizations to be transparent and accountable. 

GRI consist of three sets of thematic standards. Health management is discussed in Section 403 

  • GRI 200 Economic,  
  • GRI 300 Environment  
  • 400 Social 
  • GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety. It sets out reporting requirements on the topic of occupational health and safety.  
  • Management approach disclosures 
  • 403-1 Occupational health and safety management system 
  • 403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation 
  • 403-3 Occupational health services 
  • 403-4 Worker participation, consultation, and communication on Occupational health and safety 
  • 403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety 
  • 403-6 Promotion of worker health 
  • 403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships 
  • Topic-specific disclosures 
  • 403-8 Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system 
  • 403-9 Work-related injuries 
  • 403-10 Work-related ill health 


Corporate sustainability and Corporate social responsibility share partly same underlying concepts and are occasionally used as synonyms. They both aim at adopting practices that have a positive impact to all stakeholders. Some differentiating features are presented in the table below: 


Corporate Sustainability 

Corporate social responsibility 


The term Sustainable development was first popularized in 1987, in Our Common Future, a book published by the World Commission for Environment and Development (WCED). 

Many initiators since 1960’s. Originally a form of private business self-regulation 

Related initiatives 

UN Global Compact, GRI 

ISO 26000 

Supported by 

United Nations in SDG 12 and 17 

Many Business developers 

Encourages companies to: 

adopt sustainable practices and report indicators that cover environmental, social, corporate governance and economic aspects 

make a positive impact on the environment and stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors, communities, and others. 

Commonly used approaches 

Triple bottom line: economic, environment, social 

Pyramid consisting of 1) Economic, 2) Legal, 3) Ethical and 4) Philanthropic responsibility 

Strengths for a company 

Focuses on long-term thinking and foresight 

Has origins in traditional management practices, which makes it easier to apply 



  • Build your company’s sustainability programs according to the GRI structure  
  • Develop your Health management practices to cover chapters of GRI 403  
  • Start following and reporting your achievements in GRI-framework 



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