Continuous improvement

The GRI Standards are regularly reviewed to ensure they reflect global best practices for sustainability reporting, helping organizations respond to emerging information demands from stakeholders and regulators.

In line with that, all stakeholders were invited to provide comments on the draft GSSB Work program for 2023-2025. The consultation period closed 17 February 2023. As a next step the GSSB will consider and discuss the feedback received before approving the final GSSB Work Program 2023-2025 in Q2 2023.

The global standards for sustainability impacts

The GRI Standards enable any organization – large or small, private or public – to understand and report on their impacts on the economy, environment and people in a comparable and credible way, thereby increasing transparency on their contribution to sustainable development. In addition to companies, the Standards are highly relevant to many stakeholders - including investors, policymakers, capital markets, and civil society. ​

The Standards are designed as an easy-to-use modular set, delivering an inclusive picture of an organization's material topics, their related impacts, and how they are managed.

  • The Universal Standards  - now revised to incorporate reporting on human rights and environmental due diligence, in line with intergovernmental expectations - apply to all organizations;
  • The new Sector Standards enable more consistent reporting on sector-specific impacts;
  • The Topic Standards - adapted to be used with the revised Universal Standards - list disclosures relevant to a particular topic.

Access an overview of how the Standards are set up and what to look for in the reporting process with this short introduction: 

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Keeping up the standard setting momentum

Letter from Carol Adams, GSSB Chair

11 Jul 2023
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New guidance for disability reporting

Disability Hub Europe publish updated resource that reflects latest GRI Standards

13 Jun 2023
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Digging deeper in the draft Mining Standard

Proposed new topics include disclosure on artisanal mining, and conflict zones

24 Apr 2023
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Sector Standards available in more languages

Further translations into Arabic, French, Spanish and Indonesian

23 Mar 2023
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Global expert in corporate sustainability to chair GSSB

Carol Adams appointed to GRI’s Global Sustainability Standards Board

13 Mar 2023
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Planting the seeds for biodiversity restoration

Medium article by Elodie Chêne, Standards Manager

17 Jan 2023
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