GRI 410: Security Practices 2016 sets out reporting requirements on the topic of security practices. This Standard can be used by an organization of any size, type, sector or geographic location that wants to report on its impacts related to this topic.


In the context of the GRI Standards, the social dimension of sustainability concerns an organization’s impacts on the social systems within which it operates.

GRI 410 addresses the topic of security practices. It focuses on the conduct of security personnel towards third parties, and the potential risk for excessive use of force or other violations of human rights. Security personnel can refer to employees of the reporting organization or employees of third-party organizations that provide security forces.

The use of security personnel can have potentially negative impacts on local populations, and on the upholding of human rights and the rule of law. Providing effective training in human rights therefore helps to make sure that security personnel understand when to use force in an appropriate way, and how to ensure respect for human rights.

The disclosures in this Standard can provide information about an organization’s impacts related to security practices, and how it manages these impacts.

Effective date: 1 July 2018



GRI 410: Security Practices

1. Management approach disclosures
2. Topic-specific disclosures

Disclosure 410-1 Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures






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Related Standards

This Standard is to be used together with the most recent versions of the following documents.