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GSSB MEETINGS

​Learn more about the GSSB's meetings by accessing agendas, discussion documents and Livestream sessions from current or past proceedings.
 

 Current GSSB meeting information

 

As established in the GSSB Terms of Reference, the meetings of the GSSB ‘shall be open to the public, but certain discussions (normally about selection, appointment and other administrative issues) may be held in private at the discretion of the GSSB’.

The GSSB therefore publishes the agenda, the documents to be discussed, and a link to the Livestream on the GSSB meeting page, approximately two weeks prior to each meeting. 

Information archived from meetings held between November 2015 and September 2016 can be found below. 

 

 Previous GSSB meetings: November 2015 – September 2016

 

 **Archived materials from meetings held between October 2016 and the most recent meeting can be found on the GSSB meeting page.**


GSSB In-person Meeting: 30 - 31 August 2016

You can download the meeting agenda directly here.

You can download a PDF of the presentation from the 30 August meeting day here.
 
You can listen to the recorded Livestreams of the 30 August meeting day here.

 
Public session Documents
30 August 2016
09:00-09:30 CEST
 
​Session 1.1: Welcome
 
Review of agenda for the meeting and approval meeting summary
​09:30-10:15 CEST
 
​Session 1.2: Discuss overarching issues from GSSB feedback
 
Discuss draft GRI Standards Glossary
Item 02 – Summary of key changes to the final drafts of the GRI Standards
 

 
​10:15-11:00 CEST
 
Session 1.3: ​Discuss and approve draft GRI Standards:
 
GRI 202: Market Presence
GRI 404: Training and Education
GRI 406: Non-discrimination
GRI 411: Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 
 

 
​​11:15-12:30 CEST
 
Session 1.4: ​Discuss and approve draft GRI Standards:
 
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety
GRI 417: Marketing and Labeling
GRI 205: Anti-corruption
GRI 408: Child Labor
GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor
 

 
​13:30-14:00 CEST
 
Session 1.5: Discuss and approve draft GRI Standards:
 
Remaining topic-specific Standards
 
​​14:00-15:00 CEST
 
Session 1.6: Discuss and approve draft GRI Standards:
 
GRI 110: Foundation
 
 
​15:15-15:55 CEST
 
Session 1.7: Discuss and approve draft GRI Standards:
 
GRI 120: General Disclosures
 
 
 
​15:55-17:20 CEST
 
Session 1.8: Discuss and approve draft GRI Standards:
 
GRI 130: Management Approach
 
 
 
​​17:20-17:30 CEST
 
Session 1.9: Discuss and approve draft GRI Standards:
 
GRI Standards Glossary
 
 
​17:30-17:35 CEST
 
Session 1.10: Close of meeting Day 1
Not applicable
 
 
Private session Documents
 31 August 2016 
​09:00-17:15 CEST
 
Session 2.1 ​Background Briefings on topics: ​
 
  • GRI Update  
  • Governance Update
  • Sustainability reporting landscape
  • Reflection on GSSB Process
  • Roll-out of the GRI Standards
 
Not applicable
 
 
 
 
GSSB Virtual Meeting  4 August 2016 
 
You can download the meeting agenda directly here.
 
Click here to listen to a recording of the meeting.
 

 
Public session Documents
4 August 2016         
​12:30-12:40 CEST
 
​Session 1: Welcome and approval of previous meeting summary
12:40-13:55 CEST
 
​Session 2: Follow-up discussion on Public Consultation Feedback
 
  • employee/ worker terminology feedback (10 min)
  • Definition of impacts (20 min)
  • Mock-up version of combined SRS 101 and 201 (10 min)
  • Any other issues from the draft Summary of Consultation Feedback that GSSB would like to discuss (20 min)
​13:55-14:15 CEST
 
Session 3: Latest version of topic Boundary disclosure and guidance
Item 03 - Revised topic Boundary
​14:15-14:30 CEST
 
Session 4: Next steps and AOB
​Not applicable
 
 
 
 
GSSB Meeting - 21 July 2016
 

Click here to listen to a recording of the meeting.

Read the summary of the meeting.

Public session Documents
21 July 2016         
13:30-13:35 CEST
 
​Session 1: Welcome and approval of previous meeting summary
​13:35-15:25 CEST
 
​Session 2: Initial Feedback from Public Comment Period:
 
  • Overarching feedback on format and structure
  • SRS 101: Foundation
  • SRS 301: Management approach
  • Other issues
Not applicable
15:25-15:30 CEST
 
Session 3: Any other business
Not applicable
 

 

 

GSSB Virtual Meeting  23 June 2016

Click here to listen to a recording of the meeting.

Read the summary of the meeting.

 
Public session Documents
23 June 2016
​13:00-13:05 CEST
 
Session 1: Review and approve meeting summary from 16-17 May 2016 GSSB meeting
​13:05-13:50 CEST
 
​Session 2:Review and approve GSSB high-level workplan 2017-2019 for public consultation commencing in June 2016
Item 02 - Work Program 2017-2019 
​13:50-14:35 CEST
 
Session 3: Discuss initial findings from public consultation period
Not applicable
​​14:35-14:45 CEST
 
Session 4: Overview of GSSB timeline for July - September 2016
Not applicable
​14:45-15:00 CEST
 
Session 5: Any other business
Not applicable

 

 

GSSB In-person Meeting – 16-17 May 2016

Read the summary of the meeting

Public session Documents
16 May 2016
​09:00-09:30 CEST
 
Session 1.1:Welcome
​09:30-09:45 CEST
 
​Session 1.2:Transition to Standards - Introduction
Item 02 – Summary of key changes to the second set of Exposure Drafts

​09:45-10:15 CEST
 
Session 1.3: Recommendations from the 'employee'/'worker' Technical Committee
​​10:30-12:30 CEST
 
Session 1.4: Transition to Standards - Topic-specific Standards
Item 04 – Topic-specific Standards for public exposure (zip file)
​13:30-15:30 CEST
 
Session 1.4: Transition to Standards - Topic-specific Standards-continued
​15:45-17:00 CEST
 
Session 1.4: Transition to Standards - Topic-specific Standards-continued
​Item 04 – Topic-specific Standards for public exposure (zip file)
​17:00-17:15 CEST
 
Session 1.5: Summary of Day 1
​not applicable
 
 
Public session Documents
 17 May 2016 
09:00-09:15 CEST
 
​Session 2.1: Introduction Day 2
Item 00 – Meeting agenda
​09:15-10:00 CEST
 
​Session 2.2: Transition to Standards - Glossary of Terms - Group 2 Standards
Item 05 – Exposure draft of the GRI Standards Glossary (Part 2)
​​10:15-11:45 CEST
 
​Session 2.3: Transition to Standards - Topic-specific Standards
Item 04 – Topic-specific Standards for public exposure (zip file)
11:45-12:15 CEST
 
​Session 2.4: Transition to Standards Process Review
​Not applicable
​12:15-12:30 CEST
 
​Session 2.5: Close of the GSSB Public Meeting
​​Private session ​Documents
​12:00-16:30 CEST
 
​Background Briefings on topics:
 
2.6 GSSB Workplan 2017-2019
2.7 Public Comment Period Feedback Analysis
2.8 GRI Conference
2.9 Any other business
2.10 Meeting close
Not applicable​​
 

 

 

GSSB In-person Meeting 5-7 April 2016
Read the summary of the meeting

Public session Documents Livestreams
5 April 2016
​09:00-09:30 CEST
 
Session 1.1:Welcome
 
Item 02 – Summary 17 December 2015 virtual meeting
(Note: item 02 is related to a private meeting. Therefore a public summary is not available.)

Recording
​09:30-09:45 CEST
 
​Session 1.2:Transition to Standards - Introduction
Item 05 – Summary of key changes to exposure drafts

Item 05a – Transition to Standards – Overview of GSSB decisions and Standards Division action items
Recording
​09:45-10:45 CEST
 
Session 1.3: Update 'employee'/'worker' project
Recording
​11:00-12:00 CEST
 
Session 1.4: SRS 101: Foundation
​Item 07 – Exposure draft of SRS 101: Foundation Recording
​13:00-14:00 CEST
 
Session 1.5: SRS 201: General disclosures
Item 08 – Exposure draft of SRS 201: General disclosures Recording
​14:00-15:00 CEST
 
Session 1.6: SRS 301: Management approach
Item 09 – Exposure draft of SRS 301: Management approach Recording
​15:15-16:30 CEST
 
Session 1.7: Topic-specific SRSs (Emissions, Public policy, Indirect economic impacts)
Item 10 - Exposure draft of SRS 403: Indirect economic impacts

Item 11 – Exposure draft of SRS 505: Emissions

Item 12 – Exposure draft of SRS 615: Public policy
Recording
​16:30-17:15 CEST
 
Session 1.8: Glossary and key terms
​Please note this session was moved to Day 2 Recording
​17:15-17:30 CEST
 
Session 1.9: Summary of Day 1
​None Recording

 

 
Private session Documents Recording
6 April 2016 
09:00-13:45 CEST
 
Session 2.1: Background Briefing Workplan 2017-2019
Not applicable​​ Not applicable​
Public session Documents Recording
​13:45-14:45 CEST
 
Session 2.2: Glossary and key terms
Item 13 – Exposure draft of the GRI Standards Glossary: Group 1 terms and key terms Recording
​​14:45-15:45 CEST
 
Session 2.3: Approval Agenda items 7-13
Items 7-13 (as mentioned earlier) Recording
​​Private session ​Documents Recording
​15:45-17:30 CEST
 
Session 2.4: Background Briefing Workplan 2017-2019
Not applicable​​ ​Not applicable
 
Private session Documents ​Recording
7 April 2016
​09:00-16:30 CEST
 
Session 3.1: Background briefing on:
  • Public Consultation Period
  • Process Review - Transition to Standards
  • Governance Update
  • GRI Conference
  • Performance Review Director Standards

 
 
Not applicable
 
 
 Not applicable

 

 

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 3 March 2016 (The below agenda can be also downloaded here).

Read the summary of the meeting

Public session Documents Livestreams
3 March 2016  
13:00-13:05 CET
 
Session 1: Welcome and Objectives for this Call
Recording
13:05-13:50 CET
 
​Session 2: Transition to SRSs - Revised Foundation Standard
Item 02 – SRS 101: Foundation


Recording
​13:50-14:10 CET
 
Session 3: Transition to SRSs - Scope and nature of consultation feedback
Item 03 – Draft Consultation Questions Recording
​​14:10-14:35 CET
 
Session 4: 'In Accordance' Survey
None Recording
​14:35-14:40 CET
 
Session 5: Summary of Actions and Approval
​None

 

 

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 25 February 2016 (The below agenda can be also downloaded here).

Read the summary of the meeting

Public session Documents Livestreams
25 February 2016  
13:00-13:05 CET
 
Session 1: Welcome and Objectives for this Call
Recording
13:05-13:35 CET
 
​Session 2: Transition to SRSs - Public Policy and Indirect Economic Impacts
Item 02 – SRS 615: Public Policy

Item 03 – SRS 403: Indirect Economic Impacts

Recording
​13:35-14:05 CET
 
Session 3: Transition to SRSs - General Disclosures
Item 04 – SRS 201: General Disclosures Recording​
​​14:05-14:50 CET
 
Session 4: Transition to SRSs - Proposal to Discontinue 4 Aspects
Item 05 – Proposal to Discontinue 4 Aspects Recording
​14:50-15:00 CET
 
Session 5: Summary of Actions and Approval
​None Recording

 

 
GSSB Virtual Meeting – 11 February 2016 (The below agenda can be also downloaded here).
 
Public session Documents Livestreams
11 February 2016
13:00-13:05 CET
 
Session 1: Welcome and Objectives for this Call
Item 00 – Meeting Agenda Recording
13:05-14:30 CET
 
​Session 2: Transition to SRSs - Draft Management Approach
Item 01 – Draft Management Approach SRS


Recording
​14:30-14:45 CET
 
Session 4: Summary of Actions and Approval
​None Recording
 

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 4 February 2016 (The below agenda can be also downloaded here).


Read the summary of the meeting

Public session Documents Livestreams
4 February 2016
13:00-13:10 CET
 
Session 1: Welcome and Objectives for this Call
Item 00 – Meeting Agenda Recording
13:10-14:00 CET
 
​Session 2: Transition to SRSs - Review and Approve Templates for Topic-Specific SRS and General Disclosures SRS
Item 01 – Topic-Specific SRS Template

Item 02 – General Disclosures SRS Template
Recording
14:00-14:50 CET
 
Session 3: Review and Discuss Draft SRS 101 : Foundation Standard
Item 03 – Draft SRS 101 : Foundation Standard Recording
14:50-15:00 CET
 
Session 4: AOB
None Recording

 

 

GSSB In-person Meeting 3-5 November 2015

Read the summary of the meeting

Public session Documents Recordings
3 November 2015
​14:30-14:50 CET
 
Session 1.6:Introduction to the GSSB 
None Recording
​14:50-15:20 CET
 
​Session 1.7:Work Program GSSB July 2015 - June 2016
Item 14 – Work Program GSSB July 2015 - June 2016 Recording
​15:35-17:05 CET
 
​Session 1.8:Project Proposals 
Item 15  – Transition to GRI Standards - Project Proposal 

Item 16 – Project Proposal Revision Occupational Health and Safety Contents

Item 17 – Project Proposal Revision Employee / Worker Terminology
Recording
4 November 2015
​10:00-10:45 CET
 
​Session 2.3:Transition to Standards – Progress Update 
Item 18 –Transition to GRI Standards – Proposals and mock-ups in development Recording
​11:00-12:00 CET
 
​Session 2.4:Transition to Standards - Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 1 Conceptual Framework
Item 19 – Transition to GRI Standards - Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 1 Conceptual Framework Recording
​12:00-12:45 CET
 
​Session 2.5:Transition to Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 2 Content Principles & Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 3 Quality Principles 
Item 20 – Transition to GRI Standards - Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 2 Content Principles

Item 21 –  Transition to GRI Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 3 Quality Principles
Recording
​14:30-15.00 CET
 
​Session 2.7: Transition to Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 4 Reporting Organization
Item 22 – Transition to GRI Standards - Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 4 Reporting Organization Recording
​15:15-16:15 CET
 
​Session 2.8:Transition to Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 9-1 Management Approach Narrative

& Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 9-2 Management Approach Indicators
Item 23 – Transition to GRI Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 9-1 Management Approach Narrative

Item 24 – Transition to GRI Standards - Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 9-2 Management Approach Indicators
Recording
​16:30-17:15 CET
 
​Session 2.9:Transition to Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 11 Local Economic Development 
Item 25 – Transition to GRI Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 11 Local Economic Development Recording
​17:15-18:00 CET
 
​Session 2.10:Transition to Standards – Transition to GRI Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 19 Emissions
Item 26  – Transition to GRI Standards – Mock-up of Sustainability Reporting Standard 19 Emissions Recording
5 November 2015
​10:45-11:05 CET
 
​Session 3.3:Update on Credibility and Trust Events
Item 28 – Credibility and Trust Events Update Recording
​11:05-11:50 CET
 
​Session 3.4:Update on Sustainable Development Goals 
Item 29 - SDG Compass

Item 30 - Mapping GRI Disclosures / SDGs
Recording