GRI releases new standard for Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sector

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08 Jul, 2022

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has released a new standard "GRI 13: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sectors 2022"

GRI 13 is the first global and holistic sustainability reporting standard for all companies in the upstream production of crops, animals and seafood.  It addresses:

  • The topics likely to be material for any agriculture, aquaculture or fishing organization, based on the impacts of these sectors.
  • New disclosures on food security, land and resource rights, living wage and income, natural ecosystem conversion, animal welfare, soil health, and pesticides use.
  • The multiplying effect of the sectors when it comes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – supporting companies to make the connections between their impacts and all 17 Global Goals.
  • Policy implications for responsible business, based on international frameworks – as set by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and others.

GRI Sector Standards will initially cover 40 sectors and Standards for coal, oil and gas have already published. A Mining Standard is currently under development, while projects for food & beverage, and textiles & apparel, will begin soon.

Please click to access the Standard and a cor­res­pond­ing press release on the GRI website.

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