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 six months. The current reporting cycle began in October 2013 and will close on 31 March 2014.
|Final Reporting Framework released and Online Reporting Tool opens||Deadline for submissions to the 2013/2014 reporting cycle||Confidential Assessment Reports forwarded to signatories for feedback. PRI Report on Progress released.|
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.
Reporting cycle and completion period
2013/2014 reporting period examples
|Preferred reporting period||Recommended completion period|
|January 2013 – December 2013||January 2014 – March 2014|
|July 2012 – June 2013||October 2013 – December 2013|
|April 2012 – March 2013||October 2013 – December 2013|
|October 2012 – September 2013||October 2013 – January 2014|
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 24 May 2012 have the option to participate in the 2013/2014 reporting cycle on a voluntary basis, with reporting mandatory during the 2014/2015 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.