How are GRI Standards developed and approved?

The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are the product of more than 15 years of robust, global, multi-stakeholder development. This development is governed by a formally defined Due Process Protocol, which is overseen by the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC).

The Due Process Protocol is designed to ensure that the GRI Standards promote the public interest and are aligned with GRI’s vision and mission. It also ensures that GRI Standards move through a clearly communicated development process. This starts with project identification, prioritization and commencement; continues with content development, public exposure and consideration of feedback; and concludes with the final release of Standards.

For more information on the appointment of the members of the GSSB and DPOC please consult the Independent Appointments Committee (IAC) page.

Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC)

The GRI Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC) ensures that the standard-setting activities of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) are conducted in accordance with its due process.

GRI's Independent Appointments Committee (IAC)

The Independent Appointments Committee appoint members to GRI’s standards-setting governance bodies – the Global Sustainability Standards Board and the GRI Due Process Oversight Committee.