2020 GSSB meetings

Learn more about the GSSB's meetings by accessing agendas, discussion documents and Livestream sessions from current or past proceedings.

As established in the GSSB Terms of Reference, the meetings of the GSSB ‘shall be open to the public, but certain discussions (normally about selection, appointment and other administrative issues) may be held in private at the discretion of the GSSB’.

The GSSB therefore publishes the agenda, the documents to be discussed, and a link to the Livestream on this page, approximately two weeks prior to each meeting. Information regarding GSSB meetings held in 2020 can be found below. Archive of the previous years' GSSB meetings can be found here

 

The 2020 GSSB meeting schedule:

Date of GSSB Meeting Time
Thursday 6 February virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Tuesday 11 February virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Thursday 26 March virtual meeting  13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Thursday 23 April virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Wednesday 20 May virtual meeting 14.00 - 16.00 CEST 
Thursday 18 June virtual meeting 14.00 - 16.00 CEST 
Tuesday 15 September virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Thursday 22 October virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Thursday 5 November virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET
Thursday 19 November virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Thursday 3 December virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET
Thursday 10 December virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET

 

Next GSSB meeting

The next meeting of the GSSB will take place on 3 December 2020. The agenda and discussion documents can be found below.

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 3 December 2020

This meeting has public and private sessions.

You can listen to the livestream of the virtual meeting here from 13.00 CET on 3 December 2020.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CET ​

Session 1:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval of Item 01 – Draft GSSB meeting summary held on 5 November 2020

Item 00 – GSSB Meeting Agenda 3 December 2020

Item 01 – Draft GSSB meeting summary held on 5 November 2020

13:05-14:35 CET

Session 2: 

GRI Universal Standards Project update:

    • Reporting model

Item 02 – Public comments on the reporting model in the Universal Standards exposure draft

Item 03 – Public comments on the use of Sector Standards as part of GRI Standards

14:35-14:40

Session 3:

Any other business and close of public meeting

None

14:40-15:00 CET

Session 4:

Private session

None

 

Previous 2020 GSSB meetings

Learn more about the GSSB meetings held in 2020 by accessing agendas, discussion documents and recordings below. Archive of earlier meetings can be found here.

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 19 November 2020

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 19 November virtual meeting here shortly and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CET ​

Session 1:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval of Item 01 – Draft GSSB meeting summary held on 22 October 2020

Item 00 – GSSB Meeting Agenda 19 November 2020

Item 01 – Draft GSSB meeting summary held on 22 October 2020

13:05-13:15 CET

Session 2: 

GSSB Work Program update:

    • Approval of Item 02 – GRI Sector Standards Program – Revised list of prioritized sectors
    • Approval of Item 03 – GSSB Work Program 2020-2022

Item 02 – GRI Sector Standards Program – Revised list of prioritized sectors

Item 03 – GSSB Work Program 2020-2022

13:15-14:55 CET

Session 3:

GRI Universal Standards Project update:

    • Governance disclosures
    • Statement of use
    • GRI 102

Item 04 – Public comments on the Statement of Use in the Universal Standards exposure draft

Item 05 – Public comments to revisions GRI 102 in the Universal Standards exposure draft

14:55-15:00 CET

Session 4:

Any other business

None

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 5 November 2020

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 5 November virtual meeting here shortly and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:05-13:05 CEST ​

Session 1:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting

Item 00 – GSSB Meeting Agenda 5 November 2020

13:05-14:55 CEST

Session 2: 

GRI Universal Standards Project update:
Key concepts

Item 01 – Public comments on key concepts in the Universal Standards exposure draft

14:55-15:00 CEST

Session 3:

Any other business

None

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 22 October 2020

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 22 October virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Private sessions Documents

13:00-13:25 CEST

None

Public sessions Documents

13:25-13:30 CEST ​

Session 3:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval of the summary of the GSSB meeting held on 15 September 2020

 

Item 00 – GSSB Meeting Agenda

Item 01 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 15 September 2020

13:30-13:55 CEST

Session 4: 

GSSB Work Program update

Item 02 – GRI Sector Standards Program – Revised list of prioritized sectors

Item 03 - GSSB Work Program 2020-2022

13:55-14:25 CEST

Session 5: 

GRI Universal Standards Project update

None

14:25-14:50 CEST

Session 6: 

GRI Sector Standards Project for Oil, Gas, and Coal update

Item 04 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Oil, Gas, and Coal – Proposed member for working group

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 15 September 2020

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 15 September virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Private sessions Documents

13:00-13:45 CEST

None

Public sessions Documents

13:45-13:50 CEST ​

Session 4:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval of the summary of the GSSB meeting held on 18 June 2020

 

Item 00 – GSSB Meeting Agenda

Item 01 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 18 June 2020

Item 02 – Summary of the GSSB electronic votes June 2020

13:50-13:55 CEST

Session 5: 

    • Standards Division update
    • Approval of the proposed member for the Technical Committee on Human Rights Dislcosure

Item 03 – GRI Topic Standards Project for Human Rights – Proposed member for technical committee 

13:55-14:55 CEST

Session 6: GSSB Work Program 2020-2022

    • Presentation of comments received
    • Input by the GRI Board chair and the GRI CE
    • Discussion of comments received

Item 04 – Draft GSSB work program 2020-2022 

Item 05 – Public consultation GSSB work program 2020-2022 - comments received

14:55-15:00 CEST

Session 7: Any other business and close of meeting

 

None


GSSB Virtual Meeting –18 June 2020

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 18 June virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public session Documents

14:00-14:05 CEST ​

Session 1:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval of the summary of the GSSB meeting held on 20 May 2020

 

 

Item 00 - GSSB meeting agenda

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 20 May 2020

14:05-14:15 CEST

Session 2: Standards Division update

    • GSSB Activity report January 2017 – December 2019
    • New FAQ on meeting the 1 January 2021 effective date for the GRI 207, GRI 303, and GRI 403 Standards

 

None

14:15-14:55 CEST

Session 3: Approval of exposure draft of GRI Sector Standard: Oil and Gas

 

Item 02 - Cover note to the exposure draft of Sector Standard: Oil and Gas

Item 03 - Exposure draft of Sector Standard: Oil and Gas

14:55-15.10 CEST

Session 4: Proposed plan for the development of GRI Sector Standard: Coal

 

Item 02 - Cover note to the exposure draft of Sector Standard: Oil and Gas

15:10-15:15 CEST

Session 5: Any other business and close of public meeting

None

Private session Documents

15:15-16:00 CEST

Session 6: Private session

None


GSSB Virtual Meeting – 20 May 2020

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 20 May virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here

Public session Documents

14:00-14:10 CEST ​

Session 1:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval of the summary of the GSSB meeting held on 23 April 2020
    • Update on Proposed Project Working Group membership for the Agriculture and Fishing Sector

 

Item 00 - GSSB meeting agenda

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 23 April 2020

Item 03 – Proposed Project Working Group membership for the Agriculture and Fishing Sector Standard 

14:10-15:55 CEST

Session 2: Approval of exposure draft of Universal Standards (GRI 101, 102, and 103)

Item 02 – Exposure draft of Universal Standards: GRI 101, 102, and 103
Annex 1 – Explanatory memorandum
Annex 2 – GRI Sector Program information sheet

15:55-16:00 CEST

Session 3: Any other business and close of meeting

 

None


GSSB Virtual Meeting – 23 April 2020

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 23 April virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here

Public session Documents

13:00-13:05 CEST ​

Session 1:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval of the summary of the GSSB meeting held on 26 March 2020

 

Item 00 - GSSB meeting agenda

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 26 March 2020 

13:15-13:25 CEST

Session 2: Scope of the oil, gas, and coal Sector Standard

Item 05 – Draft GRI Sector Standard: oil, gas, and coal (continued from 26 March 2020) 

13:25-13:40 CEST

Session 3: Project Working Group for Agriculture and Fishing

Item 02 – Proposed Project Working Group Composition for the Agriculture and Fishing Sector Standard 
Item 03 – Overview of Project Working Group Applicants - Agriculture and Fishing Sector Standard

13:40-14.00 CEST

​Session 4: Universal Standards

Item 04 – Management statement

14:00-14:05 CEST

Session 5: Any other business and close of public meeting

 

None

Private session Documents

14:05-15:00 CEST

Session 6: Private session

 

None


GSSB Virtual Meeting – 26 March 2020

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 26 March virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here

Public session Documents

13:00-13:05 CET ​

Session 1:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval of the summaries of the GSSB meetings held on 6 and 11 February 2020

 

 

Item 00 - GSSB meeting agenda

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 6 February 2020

Item 02 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 11 February 2020

 

13:05-13.15 CET

​Session 2: Standards Division update

 

None

13:15-13:45 CET

Session 3: Approval of GRI 306: Waste 2020

 

Item 03 – Final version of GRI 306: Waste 2020

Item 04 – Draft GSSB basis for conclusions for GRI 306: Waste 2020

13:45-14:30 CET

Session 4: Update on the project Development of Sector Standard: oil, gas, and coal

 

Item 05 – Draft GRI Sector Standard: oil, gas, and coal

14:30-14:35 CET

Session 5: Any other business and close of public meeting

 

None

Private session Documents

14:35-15:00 CET

Session 6: Private session

 

None


GSSB Virtual Meeting – 11 February 2020

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 11 February virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here

Public session Documents

13:00-13:05 CET ​

Session 1:

Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting

 

 

Item 00 - Meeting agenda

13:05-13.55 CET

​Session 2: Presentation by Impact Management Project (IMP)

 

Item 01 - Briefing note

13:55-14:00  CET

Session 3: Any other business and close of meeting

 

None


GSSB Virtual Meeting – 6 February 2020

This meeting has public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 6 February virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here

Public session Documents

13:00-13:05 CET ​

Session 1:

    • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
    • Approval draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 10 December 2019

 

Item 00 - Meeting agenda

Item 01 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 10 December 2019 

13:05-13.15 CET

​Session 2: Welcome new GSSB member - Bruce Klafter

Item 02 - GSSB member bio - Bruce Klafter

13:15-13:30 CET

Session 3: Standards Division update

 

None

13:30-14:10 CET

Session 4: GRI Governance disclosure

Item 03 – ICGN letter
Item 04 – Governance disclosures

14:10-14:15 CET

Session 5: Any other business and close of meeting

None

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