The Standard for oil and gas is the first to be developed under the Sector Program. These sectors were prioritized based on their widely documented impacts across economic, environmental, and social dimensions, including impacts on climate change and biodiversity and human rights.
The project aims to identify and describe the significant impacts for organizations in the oil and gas sectors from a sustainable development perspective and create a foundation for improving transparency and consistent reporting.
The GRI Sector Standard for Oil and Gas (to be known as GRI 11: Oil and Gas Sector) is currently being reviewed for approval in accordance with the Global Sustainability Standards Board's (GSSB) Due Process Protocol. The GSSB confirmed their approval in July 2021 and the Standard’s development process is currently under review by the Due Process Oversight Committee.
Subject to final approvals, it is anticipated that the Standard will be made available for public use in October 2021. If you would like to be kept up-to-date, please sign up to receive the GRI updates.
In April 2020, the GSSB, the independent body responsible for setting the GRI Standards, decided to split the scope of the project, and develop a sector standard for oil and gas and a separate standard for coal. The development of these standards follows different timelines. For more information see the meeting paper .
An expert and multi-stakeholder working group was then appointed by the GSSB and led the development of this Sector Standard.
A public comment period took place from 8 July to 6 October 2020. Responses received on the exposure draft have been reviewed by the Oil, Gas and Coal working group and the GSSB. They informed the final draft of the Standard.
You can also learn more about the Sector Standard for Coal.
|GRI Sector Program Description||file||07 Feb 2019||English||449 KB|
|Terms of Reference: GRI Project Working Group for the Oil, Gas, and Coal Sector||file||27 Mar 2019||English||266 KB|
|Oil, Gas and Coal Sector Standard Project Proposal||file||26 Mar 2019||English||322 KB|
|GSSB Terms of Reference||file||18 Oct 2018||English||108 KB|
|GSSB Due Process Protocol 2018||file||18 Oct 2018||English||213 KB|
|GRI Universal Standards project exposure draft||file||19 Sep 2020||English||4.1 MB|
|GSSB Work Program 2020-2022||file||01 Dec 2020||English||146 KB|