sustainability reporting

One-Stop-Shop for 2021 Reporting Needs

New and improved GRI services to help companies deliver better sustainability reports
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GRI is continuing to evolve the support services available to help organizations deliver sustainability reports that effectively communicate their impacts on the economy, the environment and society.

All of GRI’s services are available remotely and online, with the focus on using the GRI Standards effectively to produce high quality reporting that meets the information needs of stakeholders.

Enabling companies to report on the SDGs

Updated guidance on linking the Sustainable Development Goals with the GRI Standards
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January 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - It is now even easier for organizations to communicate their efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by using the most widely adopted standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Standards.

GRI Backs EU Proposal for Separate Pillar on Non-Financial Reporting

Plans for EFRAG to broaden role requires establishment of a professional sustainability standard setting function
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As part of the European Commission review of the Non-financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), it is exploring how new European sustainability standards could be created and managed.  

The Commission has asked the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) to consider the changes needed to its governance, if it were to take on responsibility for creating non-financial reporting standards. Until now, EFRAG’s remit has been to advise on financial standards only.

Three GRI Standards Come Into Effect for Sustainability Reports in 2021

New topic Standards on Tax, OHS and Water to be used
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January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward.

In 2018, two revised GRI Standards launched – for occupational health and safety, and water and effluents. In December 2019, the first global standard for tax transparency published. Effective from 1 January, companies identifying any of these topics as material are now to apply the new Standards.  

GRI Waste Standard Available in Nine Languages

Translations of the global reporting standard for waste
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The GRI Waste Standard is now provided in nine languages. In addition to English, translations have launched in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

This means that more reporting organizations around the world can download and use GRI 306: Waste 2020, available free of charge, to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their processes, products and services, as well as throughout their value chains.

Step Towards Stronger Financial Reporting to Complement Sustainability Reporting

GRI responds to launch of prototype climate-related financial disclosure standard
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Five leading organisations in sustainability and integrated reporting have published proposals on enterprise value reporting, brought to life in a prototype climate-related financial disclosure standard.

Action Platform Succeeds in Accelerating Business Reporting on the SDGs

GRI and UN Global Compact four-year initiative secures progress
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A ground-breaking initiative to drive corporate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has significantly advanced reporting practices and identified areas for further improvement.

The Action Platform for Reporting on the SDGs leverages the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.  Over four years it engaged 59 senior business representatives from 23 countries in a peer-to-peer learning program to enable companies to define and improve their contribution to the SDGs.

Financial and Sustainability Reporting Must Be Given Equal Footing

GRI responds to IFRS consultation paper on sustainability reporting
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December 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - GRI has called for strengthened financial reporting that complements sustainability reporting and takes account of the financial risks and opportunities related to a company’s sustainability impacts – with mandatory disclosure to ensure transparency on corporate contributions to global challenges.

Now Is the Time to Stand Up for Human Rights

Call for improved transparency on business respect for human rights
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As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights. The role that companies play, in terms of understanding how their behavior contributes towards respect for human rights, is therefore crucial.

Enhancing Sustainability Reporting Capacity in Sri Lanka

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange Recognized by UNCTAD
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The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has awarded the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) the International Standards of Accounting and Reporting award (ISAR), in recognition of its engagement with GRI to improve sustainability reporting capacity in the region.

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