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Content Index Service

Increase the accuracy and usability of your GRI content index

 What is the Content Index Service?


​The GRI Content Index Service helps report preparers to improve the accuracy and usability of their GRI content index. Its purpose is to ensure that your content index is in line with the requirements of the GRI Standards.

GRI Standards have superseded the G4 Guidelines, which have been phased out on June 30th 2018. The use of the GRI Standards will be required for all reports or other materials published on or after July 1st 2018. The GRI Services Team only accepts service applications for GRI Standards reports. 

The GRI content index is the main navigation tool of your report, and the first point of reference for report users. This service will confirm that your content index is accurate, and that all disclosures are labeled correctly within your report.


 What does the Content Index Service review?

  1. Is the necessary information included, and correct, in your GRI content index, according to disclosures GRI 102-54 and GRI 102-55 (for GRI Standards)?
  2. Are the references provided in the GRI Content Index clear?
  3. Where applicable, are reasons for omission provided in line with the GRI Standards or G4 Guidelines?
  4. Are the disclosures referenced in the content index labeled correctly in the body of the report through the use of disclosure labels?

 What are the timelines and fees for the Content Index Service?



Please note that the review process continues with a second (or subsequent) round of comments, until GRI has no further feedback within the scope of the service.


Here you can find an overview of fees by organization type, in accordance option, and timeline.

Fees are exclusive of Value Added Tax

GRI GOLD Community members can receive discounts on Alignment Services. For more information, please see our Pricing Policy.


 Organizational mark for your GRI Content Index!


 How can I apply for the Content Index Service?


 What documents do I need to consult?


​Do you report using the new GRI Standards?


Sign-up form




Terms & Conditions



More Guidance?​​


Content Index Tool


GRI Communications Protocol (Standards)


Disclaimer: GRI services do not verify, check or pass judgment on the quality of the disclosures within a report nor the process of preparing the disclosures. That responsibility remains with the reporting organization and its stakeholders. GRI’s services are not an external assurance engagement, although are complementary. GRI does not carry any legal responsibility for the implementation of the feedback by the organization. The GSSB is an independent operating entity under the auspices of GRI and has sole responsibility for setting globally accepted standards for sustainability reporting and as such has no involvement with the delivery of GRI Services.