The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has sole responsibility for setting the first globally accepted standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.
Established as an independent operating entity under the auspices of GRI, the GSSB is formed of 15 members representing a range of expertise and multi-stakeholder perspectives on sustainability reporting. The GSSB operates under the GSSB Terms of Reference to oversee the development of the GRI Standards according to a formally defined due process.
The GSSB works exclusively in the public interest and according to the vision and mission of GRI. With the exception of some administrative discussions, which can be held privately at the GSSB’s discretion, all GSSB meetings are open to the public and available online.
GRI Standards updates
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Most recent GSSB meeting
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 approximately two weeks prior to each meeting. The most recent meeting of the GSSB was held on 19 July 2017.
GSSB Virtual Meeting – 19 July 2017
This meeting was public.
You can listen to the recording of the 19 July meeting here.
Session 1: Welcome and approval of previous meeting summaries
Session 2: Discuss and approve Exposure Draft of GRI 303: Water and Effluents
|Item 02 - Exposure draft of GRI 303: Water and Effluents|
Session 3: Discuss and approve Exposure Draft of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety
|Item 03 - Exposure draft of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety|
Session 4: Discuss and approve proposed Technical Committee for Tax
|Item 04 - Proposed Technical Committee membership for Tax|
Session 5: AOB
- Summary of technical queries