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Global Sustainability Standards Board

The Global Sustainability Standards Board has sole responsibility for setting globally accepted standards for sustainability reporting.

 Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB)


​Established as an independent operating entity under the auspices of GRI, the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) is formed of members with a broad range of expertise and experience, and who have the sole responsibility of setting globally accepted standards for sustainability reporting. The GSSB works in the public interest and according to the vision and mission of GRI.


 GSSB Open Call for Nominations: Closed

The 2018 open call for nominations is now closed. GRI thanks everyone who submitted their interest or who took part in disseminating this opportunity.
Appointments to the GSSB should be finalized by the end of the year.


 Read more about the GSSB

The GSSB members represent the best combination of technical expertise, diversity of experience and multi-stakeholder perspective, and perform their work according to a formally defined due process, exclusively in the public interest. The GSSB also oversees the Standards Division in the creation of GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards).

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

Download GSSB governance documents:

 Globally accepted Sustainability Reporting Standards


 How are GRI Standards developed and approved?


 GSSB meetings