2019 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 2019 can be found below. Archive of the previous years' GSSB meetings can be found here

The 2019 GSSB meeting schedule:

Date of GSSB Meeting Time
Thursday 7 February virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Thursday 7 March virtual meeting - will not take place 13.00 - 15.00 CET
Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March in-person meeting 09.00 - 17.00 / 09.00 - 16.00 CET
Thursday 27 June virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET
Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September in-person meeting                                             09.00 - 17.00 / 09.00 - 16.00 CET
Thursday 21 November virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET
Tuesday 10 December virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET
Thursday 12 December virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET

Next GSSB meeting

The next meeting of the GSSB will take place on 24-25 September 2019. The agenda and discussion documents can be found below.

GSSB In-person Meeting – 24-25 September 2019

This meeting has public and private sessions.

You will be able to listen to the livestream of the in-person meeting here.

Day 1: 24 September 2019

Public session Documents

09:00-09:30 CEST ​

Session 1.1:

 

 

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 27 June 2019
  • Update public comment feedback on the exposure draft of GRI Waste disclosure
  • Stakeholder submissions
  • Summary of GSSB approval for the proposed project working group composition of the Oil, Gas, and Coal sector standard
  • GSSB meeting dates 2019/2020

 

Item 00 - Meeting agenda

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 27 June 2019

Item 02 - Stakeholder submissions

Item 03 - Summary of GSSB approval for the proposed project working group composition of the Oil, Gas, and Coal Sector standard

09:30-10:30 CEST

​Session 1.2: Approval of GRI 207: Tax 2019

Item 04 - Final version of GRI 207: Tax 2019

Item 05 - Draft GSSB basis for conclusions for GRI 207: Tax 2019

Private session Documents

10:45-12:15 CEST

Private session

None
Public session Documents

13:15-14:30 CEST

Session 1.4 : Update on the project to review the GRI universal Standards (including review of human rights-related GRI Standards)

Item 06 - Introduction to recommended revisions to GRI's universal Standards

Item 07 - Recommended option for incorporating human rights and due diligence disclosure to the GRI Standards (Paper A)

14:45-16:00 CEST

Session 1.5: Update on the project to review the GRI universal Standards (including review of human rights-related GRI Standards)

Item 08 - Recommended revisions of the GRI Reporting Principles and related concepts (Paper B)

16:15-17:00 CEST

Session 1.6: Update on the project to review the GRI universal Standards (including review of human rights-related GRI Standards) 

Item 09 - Recommended revisions to GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 (Paper C)

17:00-17:15 CEST

Session 1.7: Summary of day 1/Close of day 1

 None

 Day 2: 25 September 2019

Public session Documents

​09:00-09:15 CEST

Session 2.1: Welcome and review of agenda of day 2 

None

09:15-10:30 CEST

Session 2.2: Update on the project to review the GRI universal Standards (including review of human rights-related GRI Standards)

Item 10: Recommended revisions of GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 (Paper D)

10:45-12:00 CEST

Session 2.3: Update on the project to review the GRI universal Standards (including review of human rights-related GRI Standards)

Item 11: Recommended revisions to the GRI reporting model (Paper E)

13:00-14:30 CEST

Session 2.4: GSSB Work Program

None

14:45-15:45 CEST

Session 2.5: GRI Secretariat Update

Item 12: Registration requirement

15:45-16:00 CEST

Session 2.6: Any other business/Summary of day 2/Close of meeting

None

Previous 2019 GSSB meetings

Learn more about the GSSB meetings held in 2019 by accessing agendas, discussion documents and recordings below. Archive of earlier meetings can be found here.

GSSB Virtual Meeting - 27 June 2019

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 27 June virtual meeting here shortly and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public session Documents

​13:00-13:10 CEST ​

Session 1: Welcome and approval of the summary of the GSSB meeting of 25-26 March 2019

Item 00 - Meeting agenda

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 25-26 March 2019

 

13:10-13:20 CEST

​Session 2: Approval of the project working group for GRI Sector Standard for oil, gas and coal

Item 02 - Proposed project working group composition of the Oil, Gas and Coal Sector Standard

Item 03 - Overview of project working group membership applications - Oil, Gas, and Coal Sector Standard

13:20-13:45 CEST

Session 3: Update on the project Tax and Payments to Governments

Item 04 - [Item 01 - 1 May 2019] Proposal for replacement of membership for GRI Technical Committee on tax and payments to governments

Item 05 - Summary of GSSB vote for the replacement of a membership for GRI Technical Committee on tax and payments to governments

13:45-14:25 CEST

Session 4: Update on the project Review of the GRI Universal Standards

Item 06 - Update on review of GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 (Universal Standards Project Work Stream 4)

14:25-14:35 CEST

Session 5: Any other business and close of public meeting

None
Private session Documents

14:35-15:00 CEST

Private session

None

GSSB In-person Meeting – 25-26 March 2019

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 25-26 March in-person meeting here and listen to the recordings of the 25-26 March meeting below. 

Day 1: 25 March 2019​

Public session Documents Recording

09:00-09:15 CEST ​

Session 1.1: Welcome

 - Overview of agenda for the meeting

 - Approval draft meeting summary 7 February

Item 00 - Meeting agenda

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 7 February 2019

Item 02 - Stakeholder Council response to the GSSB's Sector Standard Proposals and Proposal for Review of Universal Standards

Item 03 - 2018 SC Recommendations to the GSSB

Recording

09:15-09:45 CEST

​Session 1.2: General update Standards Division 

None

Recording

09:45-10:15 CEST

Session 1.3: Update - Tax and payments to governments disclosures

None

Recording

10:30-11:15 CEST

Session 1.4: Update - Review of GRI waste disclosures

Item 04 - Exposure draft of GRI 306: Waste

Recording

11:15-12:30 CEST

Session 1.5: Update - Sector Program

Item 05 - Project Proposal for an Oil, Gas, and Coal Sector Standard

Item 06 - Terms of Reference: GRI Project Working Group for the Oil, Gas, and Coal Sector Standards

Item 02 - Stakeholder Council response to the GSSB's Sector Standard Proposals and Proposal for Review of Universal Standards

Recording

13:30-14:30 CEST

Session 1.6: Review Recommendations of the Human Rights Technical Committee - Part I

Item 07 - Recommendations of the Human Rights Technical Committee Recording

14:45-15:45 CEST

Session 1.7: Review Recommendations of the Human Rights Technical Committee - Part II

Item 07 - Recommendations of the Human Rights Technical Committee Recording

15:45-16:30 CEST

Session 1.8: Universal Standards Project Proposal - Part I

Item 08 - Project Proposal for the Review of GRI's Universal Standards

Item 02 - Stakeholder Council response to the GSSB's Sector Standard Proposals and Proposal for Review of Universal Standards

Recording

16:30-16:45 CEST

Session 1.9: Summary of day 1 / Close of day 1

None Recording

Day 2: 26 March 2019 

Public session Documents Recording

09:00-09:15 CEST ​

Session 2.1: Welcome and review of agenda of day 2

None

 

Recording

09:15-11:15 CEST

​Session 2.2: Universal Standards Project Proposal - Part II

Item 08 - Project Proposal for the Review of GRI's Universal Standards

Item 02 - Stakeholder Council response to the GSSB's Sector Standard Proposals and Proposal for Review of Universal Standards

Recording
Private session Documents Recording

11.30:12:30 CEST

Private session

None None
Public session Documents Recording

13:30-15:00 CEST

Session 2.5: GSSB Work Program

Item 03 - 2018 SC Recommendations to the GSSB

Recording

15:15-15:30 CEST

Session 2.6: Any other business / Summary of day 2 / Close of public meeting

 None Recording

 

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 7 February 2019

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 7 February virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the meeting here

Public session Documents

​13:00-13:10 CEST ​

Session 1: Welcome and approval of the GSSB draft summary 29 November virtual meeting 

Item 00 - Meeting agenda

Item 01 - GSSB draft summary 29 November virtual meeting

 

13:10-13:30 CEST

​Session 2: GSSB introduction to new members

Item 02 - GSSB introduction to new members

13:30-14:10 CEST

Session 3: Sector Program 

Item 03 - Sector Program Description

Item 04 - GSSB Project Proposal for an Oil and Gas Sector Standard

Item 05 - GSSB Project Proposal for an Agriculture Sector Standard

Item 06 - GSSB Project Proposal for a Textiles and Apparel Sector Standard

14:10-14:55 CEST

Session 4: Review of Human Rights Disclosure

Item 07 – GSSB Recommendations of the GRI Technical Committee on Human Rights Disclosure
Item 08 – GSSB Proposed appointment to the GRI Technical Committee on Human Rights Disclosure
Item 09 - GSSB Draft Project Proposal for the Review of GRI's Universal Standards

14:55-15:00 CEST

Session 5: Any other business and close of meeting

None