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Are you looking to increase transparency around the impact of your business on issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption?
Sustainability reporting will help you do that and enable your organization to make better decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for all your stakeholders.
When you disclose non-financial information using the GRI Standards, your business will benefit in many ways. The reporting process allows you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the risks and opportunities facing your business. Sharing information about policies and performance on environmental, social and governance issues helps you build trust with your customers and partners, monitor and mitigate risk, and find ways to improve efficiency, resulting in a positive impact on your financial results. By reporting with the GRI Standards, you will also fulfil the compliance requirements of regulations from governments, financial markets and international organizations.
Watch the 2-minute video below to discover more. 


Complying with regulations: the EU Directive on Non-Financial Disclosure
The EU Directive on Non-Financial Disclosure aims to improve corporate transparency and integrate sustainability reporting at the heart of business strategies. If your company is among the thousands of companies in the European Union impacted by this legislation, you are expected to start disclosing your 2017 non-financial information in 2018.

Is your organization ahead of the game? Have you already set up your reporting journey?

The GRI Standards are the key tool to meet your obligations under the EU Directive.
More than two thirds of companies already reporting  choose GRI’s sustainability reporting framework worldwide (EY 2016: Value of sustainability reporting) due to its credibility, flexibility and adaptability. GRI pioneered sustainability reporting two decades ago, and the GRI Standards are still considered global best practice today. 

Taking your first steps with non-financial reporting 
Have you decided to start a sustainability reporting journey and need guidance on how to take it further? There are different ways to get started. The below table offers some guidance on options and support available from GRI:
E-learning Certified Training Program Kick-off Service
Introduction to GRI and Sustainability Reporting Standards is an online course that will help you take the first step towards reporting using the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, while increasing your understanding of the sustainability context, and the role and value of sustainability reporting.​
This program will help you develop your sustainability reporting know-how, run a smooth and effective reporting process, and produce the best possible GRI report.

Various courses covering a range of topics are offered in local languages by selected training organizations around the world. ​
This service will help you kick-start your GRI reporting process through customized workshops, guidance and a final action plan.

GRI representatives will work with you to prepare for the first steps and kick-off the reporting process within your organization.
GRI Standards GOLD Community More supporting resources​
If you want to get straight into it, take a look at the GRI Standards directly. You can download the Standards in different languages for free, individually or as a set. The GRI Standards web section also offers additional resources.​ Join the community that’s shaping the future of sustainability and reporting, empowering decision making towards a more sustainable economy and world. Stay up-to-date with the latest insights and trends in sustainability and reporting. Demonstrate leadership, collaborate with peers, and join a global community of practice and knowledge sharing.​
Here you will find additional resources to get started with the GRI Standards, including some multimedia materials.

In this document you can explore how the GRI Standards can be used to comply with all aspects of the European Directive on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information.​

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