Why report?

Reporting signals a responsible organization. One that is dedicated to being open and honest with its stakeholders. 

Through reporting, an organization can understand and better manage its impacts on people and the planet. It can identify and reduce risks, seize new opportunities, and take action towards becoming a responsible, trusted organization in a more sustainable world.  

Getting started

The GRI Standards help organizations understand their outward impacts on the economy, environment, and society, including those on human rights. This increases accountability and enhances transparency on their contribution to sustainable development.​​

The GRI Standards are a modular system comprised of three series of Standards to be used together: Universal Standards, Sector Standards, and Topic Standards.

Organizations can either use the GRI Standards to prepare a sustainability report in accordance with the Standards or use selected Standards, or parts of their content, to report information for specific users or purposes, such as reporting their climate change impacts for their investors and consumers. ​​

GRI 1: Foundation 2021 (a revised version of GRI 101: Foundation) is the starting point for all reporting. GRI 1 takes organizations through the entire reporting process and gives detailed guidance on how to use the Standards. ​

Get started with reporting

Make the most of the Standards with the full range of our reporting support

GRI also offers various services, tools, and training to guide reporters through different stages of the reporting process, including their materiality assessment. Take a look at our reporting support services.  ​

Reporting support

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How taxes demonstrate impact and accountability

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28 Mar 2022
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Accountability on coal: managing the impacts of a sector in transition

GRI launches new standard to address sustainability challenges facing coal companies

15 Mar 2022
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Understanding materiality can unlock accountability

Why smart companies benefit from a ‘double materiality’ reporting system

22 Feb 2022
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