GRI Standards

Call for Applicants to Support GRI’s Standard Setting

Strengthening private sector representation on Global Sustainability Standards Board
Press Release

October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The governance body with sole responsibility for developing and implementing the GRI Standards is looking for a new member who is representative of business enterprises.

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) seeks to be inclusive across sectors, functions, geographic boundaries and constituency groups. There is a vacancy for an individual of high integrity from the private sector, with in-depth knowledge and practical experience of sustainability reporting and a deep understanding of its broader context.

How Can Indonesia Secure Progress in SDG Reporting?

GRI agrees MoU with Ministry of National Development
Press Release

October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI has signed a collaboration agreement with the Indonesian Government that commits to support and provide the reporting frameworks for the country’s commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marks the commitment of Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) in promoting the contribution of the private sector in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

GRI Standards Launched in Italian

Global common language for sustainability reporting now in 10 translations
Press Release

September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ More companies in Italy will be supported to disclose their impacts using the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework, following Italian becoming the latest translation of the GRI Standards.

The three universal Standards and all 33 topic-specific Standards have been published in Italian and are now freely available for any Italian speaking organization to download and use.

Advancing Sustainability Reporting in Greater China Region

GRI appoints regional head and publishes new reporting resource
Press Release

September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In a strategic move to best meet the diverse needs of companies and stakeholders in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, GRI’s regional base has relocated from Beijing to Hong Kong.

Headed by Verna Lin, an experienced sustainability and investment management professional, the move of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub comes as both the China Securities Regulatory Commission and Hong Kong Stock Exchange progress plans for environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements by listed companies.

Business Action Critical to Secure a Sustainable Future

By Tina Nybo Jensen, Policy & Strategic Relations Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Article

The UN High-level Political Forum in New York this summer reviewed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) participated alongside representatives and leaders from around the world. This was a crucial stocktake on progress achieved.

Update to Arabic Translations of GRI Standards

Latest versions now available in the Arabic language
Press Release

September 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Additional Arabic translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.

The updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in to the Arabic language.

It’s Time for Business Leaders to Take Off the Blinders

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
Article

The pledge by 181 CEO members of the Business Roundtable that their companies will now serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has ignited fierce debate. But, in my humble opinion, it is largely a false debate.

Strengthening Services for Effective ESG Reporting

Chief Business Development Officer is GRI’s latest senior addition
Press Release

August 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ Mirjam Groten joins GRI as Chief Business Development Officer on 1 September. Mirjam will be responsible for services supporting organizations to disclose their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and prepare sustainability reports. This includes the membership program – the GRI Community – and a suite of programs including reporter training and leadership groups.

Businesses Commit to Act Fairly and Sustainably – and Hard Work Starts Now

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI
Press Release

August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A welcome development this week was the declaration from 181 chief executives of US companies to operate in a way that values and recognizes all their stakeholders. 

The signatories to the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, organized by Business Roundtable, includes commitments to:

Beyond Reporting: Focus on Waste

Listen now to the latest GRI podcast
Article

GRI has launched a new podcast series – with the first episode looking at waste now available.

Our world cannot continue using resources at the same pace that we have until now. Businesses can help address the issue, and become more efficient in the process, by effectively reporting on their waste management.

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