Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organisation that developed a widely used sustainability reporting framework. The GRI's Reporting Framework, together with the accompanying Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, provide guidance on how organisations can disclose their sustainability performance. The guidelines are currently in their third generation ("G3.1"), with work commenced on the fourth generation guidelines ("G4").
GRI was founded in the US in 1997 by CERES (a United States non-profit organisation) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and was originally based in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2002, GRI moved its central office to Amsterdam, where the Secretariat is currently located. GRI also has regional 'Focal Points' in Australia, Brazil, China, India and the USA.
The GRI website can be accessed at www.globalreporting.org.