Get your software certified

Certified software and tools for easier reporting 

Reliable software and tools can make sustainability reporting easier and more manageable. GRI offers a certification service for software and tools that make use of content from the GRI Standards. Our team assesses this content for its accuracy before authorizing its use, so that reporting organizations know which software and tools they can trust and use in their reporting process. 

Find below the list of GRI certified software and tools you can use to collect and manage data or get your own software certified.  

How to get your software or tool certified by GRI

Are you a software or tool provider seeking certification? Follow this 5-step process: 

  1. Application: You can start the process by sending the application form to [email protected]  

  2. MoU: GRI will send you a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) laying out the agreement about the fee, timelines, process, subject of certification and other conditions, and sign a confidentiality agreement if requested.

  3. Content certification process: GRI verifies whether the content has been correctly applied in the software or digital tool and provides relevant feedback. 

  4. Permission to use: After the suggested changes are implemented, GRI will provide a permission letter that authorizes the use of the GRI content for a period of twelve and organizational marks that you can use as proof of certification.

  5. Annual renewal: If no modifications of the certified GRI content have occurred in the software or tool, you can choose to prolong the permission to use GRI certified content for an additional period of twelve (12) months each year. You can also use the same process to update the certification if you expand to more languages or use additional GRI content.


Access our FAQ here for answers
to some common queries on having your software or tool certified.

As part of the Certified Software and Tools Program, you will have access to our GRI Standards Masterfile, an Excel spreadsheet that contains the licensable content. Along with this document, you will also receive a Content Certification Manual to help you through the process of integrating and certifying the GRI content into your software or digital tool.

Where can you find GRI certified software and tools? 

Are you a reporting organization looking to use GRI certified software or tools for better reporting? Take a look at our certified software and tools directory to find one that meets your needs.

Certified software and tools application form

Download our application form and start your certification process.

CST Application Form