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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What's new

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Three GRI Standards come into effect for sustainability reports in 2021

New topic Standards on Tax, OHS and Water to be used for reporting

13 Jan 2021
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Driving corporate reporting for the SDGs

Business Leadership Forum offers opportunities for stakeholder collaboration

09 Nov 2020
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Certified training for the sustainability profession

New sustainability curriculum launched by GRI

24 Sep 2020
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How to link the GRI Standards with the SDGs

Helping organizations show SDGs progress in their sustainability reporting

11 May 2020
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Help for reporters to understand the new Tax Standard

​Free webinar on the first global standard for tax transparency

23 Jan 2020
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