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GRI starts work on updated sustainability reporting guidelines, issues new proposed sector supplements

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06 May 2011

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has recently announced a number of new developments.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) publishes a 'Sustainability Reporting Framework', widely used by entities in reporting on their sustainability performance. The Framework includes Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (currently in their third version, or "G3 Guidelines") which entities can follow in preparing sustainability reports.

The GRI has recently announced:

  • Commencement of the process of developing the fourth generation of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines ("G4"). The GRI is seeking comments on GRI's current guidance and suggestions for new topics for G4, and hopes to publish a draft of the guidelines in August 2011. Click for announcement (link to GRI website)
  • A second draft of the 'Media Sector Supplement', a tailored version of the G3 Guidelines for the media sector. Feedback on the second draft closes on 4 August 2011. Click for announcement (link to GRI website)
  • The final public comment period for the 'Oil and Gas Sector Supplement', a tailored version of the G3 Guidelines for the sector. Feedback closes on 420 July 2011. Click for announcement (link to GRI website).

 

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