Questions about GRI Standards Report Registration System

How do I register a GRI Standards-based report or any published material referencing the GRI Standards?

You can register a GRI Standards-based report or any published material referencing the GRI Standards using the GRI Standards Report Registration System. To register a report please click here and log in using your MyGRI account, or, if you don’t have an account yet, sign up for one.

Once you have logged in, follow the steps to register your report. More information on each step can be found in the Guide to Register a GRI Standards Report.

If you require further assistance or have a question, please contact standards@globalreporting.org.

Do I have to register a GRI Standards-based report on both the GRI Standards Report Registration System and the GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database?

No, you only need to register a report once. All GRI Standards-based reports or published materials need to be registered using the GRI Standards Report Registration System.

Once the registration process is complete, the report information will be published on both the online list of GRI Standards Reports and the GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database.

The list of GRI Standards Reports includes an archive of all the GRI Standards-based reports, while the GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database also contains sustainability reports that are based on previous versions of the GRI Guidelines or that have not used GRI’s reporting framework at all.

Note: You can register either a GRI Standards-based report or another type of sustainability report by logging in to your MyGRI account. If you want to register a GRI Standards-based report, click on the right-hand button ‘Register a GRI Standards-based report’ (see page 11 in the Guide to Register a GRI Standards Report). If you want to register another type of report, click on the left-hand button ‘Register a non GRI Standards-based report’. 

For more information on registering a GRI Standards-based report, please consult the Guide to Register a GRI Standards Report. For information about registering a non-GRI Standards-based report in the GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database, contact ReportRegistration@globalreporting.org.

I have registered a report, but the status shows as ‘unverified’. How do I complete the verification process?

After entering and saving the report information you should have received an email asking you to verify the submitted information. You must click on the ‘Verify report’ button in that email.

In the case you did not receive a verification email, please contact standards@globalreporting.org.

Why is the report still not in GRI’s public list after I have registered and verified the information?

If you have registered a report and verified the submitted information using the verification email, but the report is not yet listed online, it may be that your submission is still pending GRI review.

You can check the status of your report by logging in to the GRI Standards Report Registration System.

If the status of your report shows as ‘Verified’ and the status of the public links shows as ‘Pending GRI review’, then the report information you have submitted still needs to be reviewed by the GRI Standards Division. Please note that this process may take some time to complete.

 

Once the GRI review has been completed, you will receive an email confirming the publication of your report on the public list of GRI Standards Reports and the GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database or, if needed, seeking further information.

Note: The GRI Standards Division does not check the content of the report; it only checks if the information submitted via this system is correctly aligned with the registered report and whether the claim included in the registered report uses the correct wording.

Can I (as a third party) register a report on behalf of a reporting organization?

The GRI Standards Report Registration System is designed to enable reporting organizations to notify GRI of the use of the GRI Standards, as required in clause 3.4 of GRI 101: Foundation. Information about the organization and its report must be verified by the reporting organization itself.

The GRI Standards Report Registration System is currently only able to send a verification email to the individual who has completed the registration process. A third party registering a report must add the details of a representative from the reporting organization as an additional contact (see page 6-7 in the Guide to Register a GRI Standards Report). The additional contact will receive an email, which will enable them to access, edit and complete the verification process.

The system may be reconfigured in the future to allow a third party such as consultants to register a report and enable the verification of the information by the reporting organization directly.

I already have a username but have forgotten my password.

Click on this link, and enter your email address. You will receive a password reset email. Follow the instructions to change your password and retrieve your account.

For more information on how to sign up for a MyGRI account please see the Step-by-Step Guide.

Can I update information about a report once I have completed the report registration process?

If you have submitted information about a report but have not yet verified it, you can make changes by logging in to the GRI Standards Report Registration System.

If you have already verified the submitted information and would like to make any changes to your submission, please contact standards@globalreporting.org