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. This increases accountability and enhances transparency on their contribution to sustainable development.

Organizations can either use the GRI Standards to prepare a sustainability report in accordance with the Standards. Or they can 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 101: Foundation is the starting point for reporting. GRI 101 takes organizations through the reporting process and gives detailed guidance on how to use the Standards. 

Get started with reporting

Make the most of the Standards

The GRI Standards consist of Universal Standards and Topic Standards. Using these, an organization can prepare and report information that focuses on its ‘material topics’, reflecting its most significant sustainability impacts. 

GRI also offers various services, tools, and training to guide reporters through different stages of the reporting process, including their materiality assessment. If you are a new reporter, you could benefit from our kick-off service. If you are an experienced reporter looking to enhance your reporting, take a look at our tailored workshops. 

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GRI and SASB reporting ‘complement each other’

Practical guide shares experiences of using both sets of standards together

08 Apr 2021
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How policymakers can drive sustainability reporting

Launch of new GRI guide on using policy to enable transparency

22 Mar 2021
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GRI and B Lab team up on impact management

Enabling companies to connect the GRI Standards and B Impact Assessment

24 Feb 2021
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Help for companies on circular economy progress

Enhanced corporate reporting using the GRI Standards and Circulytics

08 Feb 2021
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One-stop-shop for 2021 reporting needs

New and improved services to help companies deliver better reports

25 Jan 2021
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Enabling companies to report on the SDGs

Updated guidance on linking the Sustainable Development Goals with the GRI Standards

21 Jan 2021
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