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The GRI Standards are regularly reviewed to ensure they reflect the global best practice for sustainability reporting, helping organizations respond to emerging information demands from stakeholders and regulators. Find out about our ongoing projects to update 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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Sustainability impacts standard for mining under development

Project commenced to create the latest GRI Sector Standard

16 Sep 2021
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Coal: the challenge of net zero and a just transition

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02 Jul 2021
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Striving for sustainability in global food systems

Read our latest article on Medium

21 Jun 2021
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