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Transparency on Oil and Gas Sector Impacts

First GRI Sector Standard is one step closer – as public comment period starts
Press Release

July 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A proposed sustainability reporting standard for oil and gas companies identifies climate change as the single biggest challenge facing the sector.

Sustainability at Top of Global Agenda

GRI events at the 2020 UN High Level Political Forum
Press Release

July 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The annual review of progress achieved in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) starts next week, with a virtual format meaning it will be the greenest and most inclusive yet.

In response to the pandemic, the 2020 UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) has switched fully online. In total, 47 countries will present their Voluntary National Reviews on SDGs progress – including 20 for the first time.

New Online Learning Platform for Sustainability Profession

GRI Academy to deliver sustainability reporting curriculum
Press Release

July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A training portal has been launched to improve access to high quality learning opportunities for people working in sustainability and sustainable development roles.

The GRI Academy is a global online platform that offers courses and tutorials on how organizations can communicate their impacts on the economy, environment and society through the GRI Standards – the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.  

How Do Companies Foster a Culture of Health?

Resources in support of the Culture of Health for Business Framework
Article

GRI has launched a range of new resources to help companies integrate the Culture of Health for Business (COH4B) framework within their sustainability reporting.

COH4B is a holistic framework, endorsed by GRI, on the role of companies in impacting the health and wellbeing of their employees and stakeholders. It was developed in 2019 by a group of leading companies, non-profits and academia in the United States, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Understanding Your Impacts During COVID-19

GRI webinars on role of sustainability reporting in the pandemic response
Article

What is COVID-19 teaching us about the need for organizations to show greater accountability and transparency? What is the role for companies in the global response to the economic and societal challenges of the crisis – and how can sustainability reporting help?

A Stronger Foundation for Impact Driven Reporting

Public comment period begins for updated Universal Standards
Press Release

June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Changes to improve how organizations use the GRI Standards to disclose their impacts on the economy, environment and people have been made available for global consultation.

Help at Hand to Understand GRI's Waste Standard

Webinars on the new globally applicable tool for managing waste impacts
Press Release

June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Following the launch of a standard that enables organizations to minimize waste impacts, two virtual events are taking place to highlight how companies can make the most of this global best practice for waste reporting – and how it can unlock circularity benefits.

Taking Responsibility by Managing Impacts

New Management Approach Disclosures Service launched
Press Release

May 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Management approach disclosures are an essential aspect of sustainability reporting, providing the context for stakeholders to understand how a company manages their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society. The Management Approach Disclosures Service helps organizations present these disclosures clearly and accurately, giving a platform for the most accessible and transparent reporting.

Agriculture and Fishing Standard – Project Group Announced

Membership confirmed for group to develop new GRI Sector Standard
Article

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced the members of the project working group leading the work to create a new sustainability reporting standard for agriculture and fishing.

The multi-stakeholder group, which includes diverse representatives from organizations around the world, has met virtually for the first time. They will now take forward the project to help companies with agriculture and fishing activities in their value chain understand their role in sustainable development and promote transparency and accountability.

No Wasted Opportunities: Enabling Full Disclosure

Launch of sustainability standard to challenge the status quo on waste
Press Release

May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by GRI, provider of the leading global sustainability standards.

The GRI Waste Standard changes how companies measure and understand waste, responding to global concerns about increases in waste generation and the impact on the environment, society and the economy. It encourages companies to prevent waste at source and unlock opportunities for circular business practices. 

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