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.

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 commencement Project completion

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

 Completed

 Q4 2016

 Q2 2018

 GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety

 Completed

 Q4 2016

 Q2 2018

 Tax and payments to governments (new Standard)

 In progress

 Q2 2017

 Q4 2019/ Q1 2020

 Human rights-related GRI Standards

 In progress

 Q2 2017

 Q1/ Q2 2020

 Universal Standards (GRI 101: Foundation, GRI 102: General Disclosures, GRI 103: Management Approach)

In progress

 Q2 2019

Q1/ Q2 2020

 Waste disclosures (from GRI 306: Effluents and Waste)

 In progress

 Q1 2018

 Q1 2020  (expected)

 Development of Sector Standard, for oil, gas and coal

 In progress  Q2 2019  Q2 2020

 Spills and leaks disclosures (from GRI 306: Effluents and Waste)

 To be started

 TBD

 TBD

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

 To be started

 TBD

 TBD

 Agriculture Sector

 To be started

 Q3 2019

 Q3 2020

Textiles and Apparel Sector

 To be started  TBD  TBD

Standards currently under review

Disclosures on tax and payments to government

This project will develop potential new disclosures related to tax and payments to governments.

Review of Human Rights-related GRI Standards

This project will review, revise and align the range of human rights-related topics covered in the Standards.

Review of GRI waste disclosures

This project will review and update the content of waste disclosures in GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016 in 2018 and 2019.

Development Sector Standard - oil, gas, and coal

Members of the project working group will develop a GRI Sector Standard for the oil, gas, and coal sector.

Completed reviews of Standards

Review of GRI 303: Water

The project to review and update the content of GRI 303: Water has been completed.

Review of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety

The project to review and update the content of GRI 403; Occupational Health and Safety has been completed.

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