GRI Standards launched
19 Oct 2016
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has released the GRI Standards developed by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). The GRI Standards are a set of 36 modular standards that facilitate corporate reporting on topics such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use, and labor practices. The new format allows GRI to update individual topics based on market and sustainability needs, without requiring revisions to the entire set of GRI Standards.
The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards will enable companies around the world to be more transparent about their impacts on the economy, the environment and society. There a three universal standards – 101 Foundation, 102 General Disclosures, and 103 Management Approach – that will be used by every organisation that prepares a sustainability report. Each organisation then chooses from the topic-specific standards (200 series on economic aspects, 300 series on environmental aspects, and 400 series on social aspects) to report on its material topics.
GRI is also organising free launch events around the globe in November: in North America on the 2nd, 16th and 29th, in Africa on the 10th, in Australia on the 15th and 17th, in Asia on the 21st. Launch events in Europe are currently being planned. More information on the launch events is available here.