Working Groups are temporary bodies, comprised of experts responsible for developing new and revised content for the GRI Reporting Framework - including performance indicators and measurement protocols. Their membership provides geographical and constituency balance.
Working Groups are formed by GRI’s Secretariat, under the direction of the Board of Directors. Selection criteria include expertise, stakeholder diversity and availability. Within these parameters, Stakeholder Council and Technical Advisory Committee representation is encouraged.
In addition to reflecting regional diversity, Working Groups must include the following constituencies:
- Civil Society Advocacy Organizations
- Financial Markets
- Mediating Institutions
If an area of expertise is not sufficiently covered in the Working Group, GRI may decide to undertake outreach activities to engage with organizations from the required area.
Working Group membership is allocated to individuals rather than organizations. Should a member retire from a Working Group prior to task completion, the Secretariat will identify an appropriate replacement.
Working Groups seek to reach decisions by consensus. Where unanimity cannot be achieved, minority opinions are documented for consideration by the Technical Advisory Committee. Proposed resolutions must be communicated to the Board and Stakeholder Council to inform their review and approval of the Guidelines.
GRI is currently not forming new Working Groups.
Commencement of the recruitment process of new Working Groups will be communicated by GRI in due time. Please sign up to our newsletter to stay informed.
Download the GRI Working Group Brochure by clicking on the link below.
GRI's Working Groups play a crucial role in the development and improvement of the GRI Framework.
Learn more about the G4 Working Groups
Learn more about the Sector Supplement Working Groups
Please note that GRI is currently not seeking applicants for Working Groups.