Get your software licensed

Licensed software and tools for more efficient reporting 

Sustainability and ESG technology can be an enabler for increased transparency by reporting companies, helping them to manage their data better; meet regulatory and reporting obligations more easily, and build trust with stakeholders.

Through GRI Licensing, GRI ensures that software and tools accurately incorporate the GRI Standards, drawing on the best practice principles at the heart of the Standards, all the while preserving the integrity of GRI’s intellectual property. 

Find below how to get licensed and a list of GRI-licensed Software & Tools Partners you can use to report.  

How to get your software or tool licensed by GRI

Are you a software or tool provider seeking licensing? Follow this 3-step process: 

  1. Application and License Agreement: start the process by sending an application form to [email protected].  
    GRI will produce a License Agreement, including a quote, timeline, verification process details, and other conditions. A mutual NDA can be signed if needed.

  2. Platform verification process: GRI reviews whether the GRI content has been implemented accurately in the software or digital tool, and provides relevant feedback. 

  3. Confirmation of licensing & Post-licensing support: after all feedback is implemented, GRI will grant permission to use the GRI content for a period of twelve months, as well as the organizational marks as proof licensing. Becoming a Software & Tools Partner also grants you regular updates from GRI, discounts in other GRI products, and co-marketing opportunities.

If no significant modifications of the licensed GRI content have occurred in the software or tool, the permission to use the GRI licensed content can be extended for another twelve months. You can also use the same process above to update the license if you expand to more languages or add additional GRI content, for example.


As part of the GRI Licensing - software & 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 Verification Manual to help you through the process of integrating and licensing the GRI content into your software or digital tool.

Find GRI licensed Software & Tools partners

Are you a reporting organization looking to use GRI licensed software or tools for more efficient reporting? Take a look at our Software & Tools Partners directory to find one that meets your needs.

Application form GRI Licensing - software & tools

Download our application form to start the licensing process

Application Form