Who we are
An international, independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.
What we do
We produce the world's most trusted and widely used standards for sustainability reporting, the GRI Guidelines, which enable organizations to measure and understand their most critical impacts on the environment, society and the economy. Thousands of reporters in over 90 countries use GRI's Standards – a free public good – for their reporting.
We have strategic partnerships with international organizations including the OECD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP, and ISO. We advise governments, stock exchanges, market regulators in their policy development to help create a more conducive environment for sustainability reporting.
We collaborate with organizations in and outside of the reporting field to innovate new technologies and solutions, with the overall aim of embedding sustainability reporting into the decision-making process of organizations around the world.
Sustainability reporting is carried out by companies and organizations of all types, sizes and sectors. Of the world's largest 250 corporation, 93% report on their sustainability performance and 82% of these use GRI's Standards to do so. The GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database is a collection of all sustainability reports of which GRI is aware, and is avaialable to all members of the public.
GRI's Secretariat is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with Regional Hubs in Africa, China, North America, Oceania, Latin America, South Asia and South East Asia.
These Regional Hubs advance reporting at the country level, respond to the needs of local stakeholders, build capacity and value, and encourage the flow of knowledge and participation from the regions into GRI’s global network and activity.
is to create a future where sustainability is integral to every organization's decision-making process.
Our mission is to empower decision makers everywhere, through our sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.
- In the power of a multi-stakeholder process and inclusive network
- Transparency is a catalyst for change
- Our standards empower informed decision making
- A global perspective is needed to change the world
- Public interest should drive every decision an organization makes
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Find out more information about GRI or contact GRI's Media Relations Manager, Davion Ford.