New Standards into effect for reporting in 2021

Three new or updated topic Standards should be adhered to for sustainability reports published from this year onward. GRI 207: Tax, GRI 403 Occupational Health and Safety, and GRI 303 Water and Effluents came in to effect as of 1 January, meaning organizations that identify any of these topics as material are now to apply the new Standards.  

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The global standards for sustainability reporting

The GRI Standards create a common language for organizations – large or small, private or public – to report on their sustainability impacts in a consistent and credible way. This enhances global comparability and enables organizations to be transparent and accountable. 

The Standards help organizations understand and disclose their impacts in a way that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders. In addition to reporting companies, the Standards are highly relevant to many other groups, including investors, policymakers, capital markets, and civil society. 

The Standards are designed as an easy-to-use modular set, starting with the universal Standards. Topic Standards are then selected, based on the organization's material topics – economic, environmental or social. This process ensures that the sustainability report provides an inclusive picture of material topics, their related impacts, and how they are managed.

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GRI and B Lab team up on impact management

Enabling companies to connect the GRI Standards and B Impact Assessment

24 Feb 2021
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Three GRI Standards come into effect for sustainability reports in 2021

New topic Standards on Tax, OHS and Water to be used for reporting

13 Jan 2021
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Waste Standard available in nine languages

Translations of GRI 306: Waste 2020

11 Dec 2020
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Sustainability reporting is growing, with GRI the global common language

KPMG report confirms record high reporting levels around the world

01 Dec 2020
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Governance to empower the GRI Standards

New appointments to the Global Sustainability Standards Board

17 Nov 2020
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GRI Standards available in Portuguese

Increased global accessibility with Standards now in 12 languages

27 Oct 2020
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