GSSB sets sights on Standard development in 2017
07 December 2016

​Following the successful launch of the GRI Standards, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) is looking forward. On 23 November it approved its 2017-2019 Work Program, which sets out the high-level priority areas for the GSSB over the next three years. 
​The GSSB Work Program outlines work priorities for the GSSB, including supporting the implementation of the GRI Standards, developing sector specific guidance, and updating Standards on a regular basis. The schedule for upcoming Standards review will be published annually. The 2017 schedule for individual Standards review is found in the Annex of the GSSB Work Program. 
The first two Standards scheduled for review are GRI 303: Water and GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety. Working group selection for these reviews will begin in mid-January 2017, with interviews for working group members expected in mid-late February. Finalized Project Working Groups are expected to begin their activities in April 2017. The first public comment period for the revisions on these Standards is expected in the third quarter of 2017. Later in 2017 the Standards Division also expects to start discussions to update GRI 201 Economic Performance and GRI 306: Effluents and Waste, as well as human rights related Standards.

If you would like to be directly informed about these or future review projects for GRI Standards, please submit your contact information using this form. For more information about the upcoming work of the GSSB and the GRI Standards Division, see the GSSB Work Program, or check the website