Sector program

Sectors differ in the impacts that their activities have on the economy, environment, and society.

Standardized reporting on sector specific impacts increases transparency and accountability for issues that matter most for a sector. It drives targeted action and decision-making that helps improve the sector’s impacts and enhances the sector’s contribution to sustainable development. 

The GRI Sector Standards provide authoritative guidance on a sector’s most likely impacts, helping organizations focus their reporting on the most vital issues for their sector.

 

Sector Standards

The GRI Sector Program develops Sector Standards that provide organizations with authoritative guidance on the most likely material topics for reporting in their sector and the information they should report on these topics.

The program aims to cover all high-impact sectors, starting with those with the highest impact on sustainable development. The first of these sectors are oil and gas, coal, and agriculture and fishing, for which projects are underway.

Like the Universal and Topic Standards, the development of GRI Sector Standards is overseen by the GSSB and it follows the Due Process Protocol.

Sector Standards projects

Find out more about the ongoing development of the GRI Sector Standard for oil and gas

Find out more about the ongoing development of the GRI Sector Standard for coal

Find out more about the ongoing development of the GRI Sector Standard for agriculture and fishing

G4 Sector Disclosures

The G4 Sector Disclosures were GRI’s previous sector-specific reporting guidance, developed to be used together with the GRI G4 Guidelines. The G4 Guidelines have been superseded by the GRI Standards.

The G4 Sector Disclosures were not updated when transitioning to the GRI Standards. Instead, as part of its Sector Program GRI is developing Sector Standards that will provide more up-to-date, authoritative guidance for sector-specific sustainability reporting.

The G4 Sector Disclosures are available from standards@globalreporting.org.