The GRI Support Suite is a range of tools and services for report preparers and report users, covering the whole reporting cycle. Submitting a report for one of the GRI Alignment Services is a signal to stakeholders that the reporting organization has made a good faith attempt to produce their report in a manner that is consistent with the GRI Standards or G4 Guidelines. Reports that are properly aligned with GRI are more transparent as the data included is more accessible and easier to use.
No. GRI is independent. Providing consultancy on GRI Standards or G4 Guidelines would be a conflict of interest. GRI cannot engage with reporters about their report in the critical role that is sometimes requested. Impartiality is an important part of maintaining GRI’s credibility as a trusted provider of sustainability reporting frameworks.
GRI does not recommend or endorse any particular consultants.
No. GRI does not engage in any assurance, auditing, verification, certification of reports, or consulting activities.
However, GRI recommends the use of external assurance. GRI does not make recommendations on which assurance provider to choose, nor on the assurance approach to use. It is expected that the reporting organization selects the assurance provider on the basis of six key qualities and, provided they are fulfilled, only then declares that its sustainability report has been assured. For details on the six qualities, click here.
For the Materiality Disclosures Service and the SDG Mapping Service, GRI provides the first feedback report within 5 work days of receiving all of the necessary documentation to conduct the services. For an additional fee, GRI will provide the first feedback within 2 full working days after the receipt of all the documents.For the Content Index Service, GRI provides the first feedback report within 8 working days of receiving all of the necessary documentation. For an additional fee, GRI will provide the first feedback within 4 full working days after the receipt of all the documents.
For the GRI-Referenced Service (only for Standards based reports), GRI provides the first feedback report within 2 working days of receiving all of the necessary documentation.