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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How to Address Gender Equality Through Reporting?
The United Nations Sustainbale Development Goal number 5 aims to eradicate gender inequality by 2030. If the world is to achieve this, it is essential to eliminate the root causes of discrimination that can impede the advancement of women. Companies, whether large or small, are key actors in the struggle for gender equality. In their role as job creators, they can promote equal...
Mar 15, 2018 11:00 AM ET
GRI Standards Report Registration System Now Available
The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the GRI Standards Division are pleased to announce the launch of the GRI Standards Report Registration System. ​This new tool allows users to notify GRI of the use of the GRI Standards, as required in ...
Mar 12, 2018 3:00 PM ET
GRI Standards Now Available in Simplified Chinese
Hundreds of GRI reporters are now working in Chinese-speaking regions, and their numbers continue to grow. To support their work, GRI is launching its Simplified Chinese Translation of the GRI Standards, in time for the next reporting cycle.​ ​Sustainability reporting has been a growing trend in China for at least a decade. The business case made by pioneering companies...
Feb 26, 2018 11:00 AM ET
New Animation: GRI Competitive Business Program for SMEs
Thousands of large companies around...
Feb 6, 2018 11:30 AM ET
Updates on GRI Standard 303: Water
A second 60-day public comment period is now open to review further updates to the draft of GRI 303: Water. This revised draft addresses the input provided by stakeholders during the first public comment period and aims to further improve the common global language for reporting on water impacts. Diverse stakeholder input is imperative...
Jan 23, 2018 11:00 AM ET