Work Program and review of GRI Standards

Work Program and review of GRI Standards

The GSSB Work Program defines the upcoming work priorities for the GRI Standards. This includes the schedule of Standards for upcoming review, listed here-under. 

Reflecting the GSSB’s commitment to inclusive and multi-stakeholder engagement, a public comment period for the Work Program is open and seeking Stakeholder input to the direction of travel for GRI’s standard setting activities.

Open for comment until 23 June, the draft GSSB Work Program for 2020-2022 identifies the high-level priorities for reviewing and updating Standards, and consideration for new topic-specific Standards over the next three years.

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Below, you can find further information about projects that the GSSB has undertaken to develop the GRI Standards according to the GSSB Due Process Protocol.

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Standards Status Project start Public Comment Expected release

Review of GRI 303: Water 2016 (including the disclosures on effluents from GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016)

 Completed

 Q4 2016

Q3-Q4 2017 (closed)

Released Q2 2018

Review of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016

 Completed

 Q4 2016

Q3-Q4 2017 (closed)

Q4 2017-Q1 2018 (closed)

Released Q2 2018

Development of a GRI Standard on tax 

 Completed

 Q2 2017

Q4 2018-Q1 2019 (closed)

Released Q4 2019

Review of GRI's waste disclosures (from GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016)

 Completed

 Q1 2018

Q2-Q3 2019 (closed)

Released Q2 2020

Review of GRI's human rights-related Standards

 In progress

 Q2 2017

Q2-Q3 2020 (expected)

 Q1 2021

Review of GRI's Universal Standards (GRI 101: Foundation 2016, GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016, GRI 103: Management Approach 2016)

 In progress

 Q2 2019

Q2-Q3 2020 (expected)

 Q1 2021

Development of a Sector Standard for oil, gas, and coal

 In progress  Q2 2019 Q2-Q3 2020 (expected)  Q1 2021

Development of a Sector Standard for agriculture and fishing

 In progress

 Q4 2019

TBD

 Q4 2021

Development of a Sector Standard for textiles and apparel

 To be started

 TBD

TBD

 TBD

Review of GRI's spills and leaks disclosures (from GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016)

 To be started

 TBD

TBD

 TBD

Review of GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016, GRI 202: Market Presence 2016, and GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016

 To be started

 TBD

TBD

 TBD

More information

Archive of previous projects

Read more about previous projects that have helped to develop the GRI Standards.

Archive of previous projects

The GSSB and standard setting

Learn more about the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and how it works to develop the GRI Standards in the public interest.

GSSB and Standard Setting