GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards

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GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards

Globally accepted sustainability reporting standards create a common language for organizations and stakeholders by which impacts of organizations can be communicated and understood. They provide organizations with a standardized way to describe their economic, environmental and social impacts and increase the quality of information available to stakeholders, thereby enabling greater accountability of organizations. GRI Standards are designed to enhance the global comparability and quality of sustainability information, resulting in greater transparency on economic, environmental and social impacts. GRI Standards are developed and approved by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) with the intention of those standards being applied on a globally consistent basis thus providing stakeholders with the ability to compare the impacts of organizations.

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Get Your Reporting Journey Started With the GRI Standards
Introducing the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, the first global standards for sustainability reporting.  The GRI Standards help all organizations to report publicly on their economic, environmental and social impacts and show their impacts - positive or negative - to sustainable development. The GRI Standards are based on years of expert input from diverse...
Jun 15, 2018 9:00 AM ET
GRI's 6 Steps to Produce a Sustainability Report Materiality Assessment
As a standard setter in sustainability reporting, GRI has a responsibility to engage in sustainability reporting and exemplify best practice in doing so. But, as a small non-profit organization, it faces constraints and challenges when reporting on its impacts. As part of our effort towards transparency, we’ll be sharing the process that we underwent when writing our sustainability...
May 29, 2018 2:00 PM ET
On the Journey to Adopt GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards
More and more, there is pressure on companies to become transparent about the impacts they have on their community and the world. International organizations, governments, and investors alike are demanding information and action. And consumers are also becoming more aware and assertive when it comes to production conditions. Nevertheless, understanding and reporting on...
May 24, 2018 9:00 AM ET
GRI Publishes Its Own Annual Report Using the GRI Standards
2017 marked 20 years of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). It was a year of celebration, of looking back and being proud of the strong basis that we have created for the future. But most of all, it was a year in which we took a long, hard look at where we are, and where we want to be, and our new leadership took action to ensure that we are on course to get there.  ...
May 23, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Join the GRI Standards Governance: Help Shape the Future of Sustainability Reporting
In the past year, the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) underwent exciting changes. By June of 2018, report preparers will have transitioned from the G4 Guidelines to the GRI Standards. And now, more than ever, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC) play crucial roles in ensuring that GRI meets its commitment to...
May 8, 2018 10:00 AM ET

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