A Standard for a responsible mining sector
GRI 14: Mining Sector 2024 addresses the pressing need for consistent, granular, and complete reporting on the sector’s wide-ranging impacts and contributions to sustainable development. The Standard sheds light on the dual nature of the mining sector – providing essential minerals and metals that society relies on, while having significant impacts on the environment, communities, and workers. The new GRI Standard reflects broad stakeholder expectations for transparency and enables any mining company to use a common set of metrics to report their impacts.
GRI 14: Mining Sector 2024 is now available for download and enters into effect for reporting in 2026, with early adoption encouraged.
The Standard is used together with the GRI Universal Standards and the GRI Topic Standards.
Make sure to register for one of the two free global webinars to learn how the GRI Mining Standard contributes to the ecosystem of responsible mining by focusing on accountability on the impacts that matter most:
Attendees will hear from the GRI and the GSSB, alongside key stakeholders influencing the debate on the need for meaningful data from the mining sector.
The public comment period for the exposure draft of the Standard ran from 7 February to 30 April 2023.
The Basis for Conclusions for GRI 14: Mining Sector 2024 provides a summary of the significant issues raised during public consultation. A complete record of the received comments can be found here. The Basis for Conclusions also provides a summary of how the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent body responsible for setting the GRI Standards, responded to the significant issues raised.
The development of this Standard was prioritized based on the sector’s widely documented impacts across economic, environmental, and social dimensions.
The GSSB appointed an expert multi-stakeholder Working Group to develop the contents of the Standard. In addition, an expert group of peer reviewers were engaged throughout the process.
Learn more about the GRI Sector Program here.
|GRI Sector Standard Project for Mining FAQs
|07 Feb 2023
|GRI 14: Mining WG bios
|01 Feb 2024
|GRI Sector Standard Project for Mining – GSSB Basis for Conclusions for GRI 14: Mining Sector 2024
|02 Feb 2024
|GRI Sector Standards project for Mining public comment feedback
|06 Jun 2023
|GRI Sector Program Mining exposure draft
|03 Feb 2023
|GRI Sector Standards Project for Mining – Project proposal
|25 Aug 2021
|A Short Introduction to the GRI Standards
|04 Oct 2021
|GRI Sector Program Description
|07 Feb 2019
|GRI Sector Standards Project for Mining – Working group terms of reference
|25 Aug 2021
|GSSB Terms of Reference
|18 Oct 2018
|GSSB Due Process
|09 Sep 2020
|GSSB Work Program 2023-2025
|24 Aug 2023