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 transparent, trusted organization in a more sustainable world.  

Getting started

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

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

GRI 1: Foundation 2021 is the starting point for all reporting. GRI 1 takes organizations through the entire process with detailed guidance on how to use the Standards. ​

Get started with reporting

Reporting support is available

GRI also offers services, tools and training to guide reporters through the reporting process, including their materiality assessment. Find out more:

Reporting support

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New resource on emissions reporting using GRI and ISSB standards

New resource on emissions reporting using GRI and ISSB standards

18 Jan 2024
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New year, new reporting standards for issues that matter most

Two of the GRI Sector Standards come into effect from 1 January

10 Jan 2024
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We need 2024 to be the year of transparency

Letter from Carol Adams, Chair of the GSSB

19 Dec 2023
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The centrality of food and agriculture sector in the 2030 Agenda

New podcast explores business contributions to ending hunger and poverty

30 Nov 2023
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GRI establishes Sustainability Innovation Lab in coordination with the IFRS Foundation

Capacity building and research platform based in Singapore, serving Asia and beyond, seeks to turbo-drive sustainability transformation

09 Nov 2023
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