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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From Treatment to Prevention - Shifting Focus of Reporting on Waste
Businesses have a direct influence on the production of their goods and play a major role in reducing waste generation. Updating the GRI disclosures on waste will emphasize ‘prevent’ over ‘treat’. Waste is a major contributor to climate change through methane from landfills and carbon emissions from incineration. Poor waste management...
Sep 6, 2018 11:10 AM ET
Five Things You Need to Know About Updated GRI Water Standard
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Aug 30, 2018 11:05 AM ET
World Water Week: Companies Must Look Beyond Own Operations to Enhance Water Stewardship
STOCKHOLM, August 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Access to freshwater is essential for all life, and a human right recognized by the United Nations. However, millions of people around the world suffer from water scarcity, poor water quality, and inadequate sanitation. Companies operating in areas with water stress have an urgent responsibility to track their impacts, to make...
Aug 28, 2018 9:05 AM ET
UPS: Sustainability Reporting Helps Find Efficient Ways to Do Business
UPS, the global multinational package delivery company, has been producing a sustainability report since 2003, and was the first in their industry to issue a report with environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. For the company, sustainability reporting is a means to create more positive impacts in the industry, for its stakeholders and...
Aug 2, 2018 2:00 PM ET
Sustainability Reporting: Switch from GRI G4 to Standards Due
On 1 July 2018, the transition from GRI’s G4 Guidelines to the Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) will be complete. Read more about what this means for you, and for your sustainability reporting. ​ Since 2000, GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines have been used by thousands of organizations in more than 90 countries to report publicly about their...
Jun 29, 2018 9:30 AM ET