Survey to improve human rights reporting now open

A scoping survey to determine whether changes are required to the human rights related Topic Standards is now open. Anyone with an interest in business and human rights. – including reporting companies, civil society and investors – is encouraged to contribute. Help inform the GSSB’s decision-making on the development of the 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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Delivering the GRI Standards in your language

Universal and Sector Standards translations require peer reviewers

20 Apr 2021
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New and revised human rights standards to be explored

Survey on updating GRI Topic Standards to improve human rights reporting

24 Mar 2021
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Momentum gathering behind public country-by-country tax reporting

GRI’s Tax Standard can address global requirements for transparency

02 Mar 2021
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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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Governance to empower the GRI Standards

New appointments to the Global Sustainability Standards Board

17 Nov 2020
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