Through their modular structure, the GRI Standards offer more flexibility to reporters to select the specific content relevant for them. This option is referred to as a 'GRI-referenced' claim. It is appropriate for an organization that wants to report on their economic, environmental and/or social impacts, but which are not looking to use the GRI Standards to provide a full picture of its material topics and related impacts.
The GRI-Referenced Service confirms that the claim included in the published materials is aligned with the requirements of GRI 101, clause 3.3 on 'Using selected Standards with a GRI-referenced claim'. This service also aims to strengthen the connection between GRI and reporting organizations by helping them in notifying GRI Standards division about their material, as part of the requirements of using the GRI-referenced claim.