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 G4 Guidelines. Reports that are properly aligned with GRI’s Guidelines are more transparent as the data included is more accessible and easier to use.
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.