Registration in the GBI can be performed exclusively online, on the www.gbindex.ro
website, using the “New Account” section, by introducing the data requested in the registration form. The account will be created once the “Terms and Conditions” are accepted and the registration form is filled in. Please read the participation Terms and Conditions carefully before you request an account for your company. Once the account is created, it can be accessed by logging on the internet page, using the “My Account” section. Subsequently, the representative of the registered company can begin to use the GBI tools for which he/she received access.
For the environmental performance assessment, each company has the freedom to choose one or several questionnaires and in each questionnaire, it can provide answers to as many questions it considers relevant. However, in order to participate in GBI, it is mandatory to provide answers for at least one questionnaire, plus providing the input data for at least one GHG emissions category in the carbon footprint calculator.
In order to participate in the GBI overall top, the responder must provide supporting documents or information for the chosen answers in at least 30% of the questions found in GBI questionnaires (per each set of questionnaires), regardless of the chosen answers, as well as relevant documents on the GHG emissions. These documents are not mandatory in the filling in stage of the Project, but providing them is mandatory for the evaluation stage, when answers are validated. Those companies who score highest after the filling-in stage, will be notified to provide the relevant supporting documents in a timely manner, and failing to do so will automatically disqualify them to be nominated in any of the GBI tops for the current GBI edition. Please understand that however this does not affect your access to the GBI portal and apps.
The responder may decide to fill in the right answer at another time, if he/she does not have the necessary information or supporting document, or he/she may select the answer, if he/she knows it and can add the supporting documents at a later time. The answers are automatically saved in the online platform.
The responder can edit the selected answers at any date, in the time prior to the expiry of the participation deadline for GBI (31st of October).
The responder may decide to finalize the completion of questionnaires before the participation deadline for GBI 31st of October), with the button “Finalize” in the control panel. After this moment, the responder has access to view the answers, and they can be edited only by means of a justified request (by phone or e-mail) to the Green Business Index team, but after 31st of October, the responder’s access to edit the answers or fill in the questionnaires will no longer be allowed.
If by the expiry of the participation deadline (31st of October) the responder did not conclude the questionnaires’ and GHG calculator completion by clicking the “Finalize” buttons, the system will automatically consider the answers filled in by that time and will automatically activate the “Finalize” buttons. However, if companies would like to access the application and continue its use beyond the participation deadline, they are allowed, yet GBI team will consider only those answers provided by the participation deadline (31st of October).
After finalizing the filling in phase, each responder will receive a preliminary report including information on the completeness level and key environmental performance indicators, based on filled-in answers, a preliminary report on the carbon footprint and a preliminary report on circularity. The preliminary reports will not include the analysis of the key performance indicators in relation to the other participating companies.
While filling in the information, the responder can access, at any time, information regarding the questions left unanswered and questionnaires’ completeness percentage, but he/she will not have access to the preliminary report before the activation of the “Finalize” button.
Green Revolution Association, through the GBI Project Manager, may verify at any time how much of a questionnaire has been completed by a responding company.
If you need help while filling in the questionnaires or using the instruments provided in the GBI online platform, contact us. Please note that by “technical support” we do not refer to activities regarding environmental consultancy or engineering consultancy for environmental performance aspects and indicators, but exclusively to technical support for filling in questionnaires and using the applications on the online platform.