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.
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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 on this page, approximately two weeks prior to each meeting. The most recent meeting of the GSSB was scheduled for 24 May 2017.
GSSB Virtual Meeting – 24 May 2017
This meeting was public.
You can listen to the recording of the 24 May meeting here.
Session 1: Welcome and approval of previous meeting summaries
Session 2: Discuss and approve draft project proposal for the review of GRI 201, GRI 202 and GRI 203
|Item 03 - Final Project Proposal for the Review of GRI 201: Economic Performance, GRI 202: Market Presence, and GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts|
Session 3: Discuss and approve draft project proposal for Tax and Payments to Governments
|Item 04 - Final Project Proposal for Disclosures on Tax and Payments to Government|
Session 4: Discuss and approve draft project proposal on the review of GRI's Human Rights-related Standards
|Item 05 - Final Project Proposal for the Review of GRI’s Human Rights-related Standards|
Session 5: Update on GRI 303: Water and GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety reviews
Session 6: AOB
-Summary of technical questions on the GRI Standards
- Updates on staffing and work program
Item 06 - Summary of technical questions on the GRI Standards