GRI 207: Tax 2019 is now available

Download GRI 207:Tax 2019 by clicking this link. GRI 207: Tax 2019 will be effective for reports and other materials published on or after 1 January 2021. Earlier adoption is encouraged.

About GRI 207: Tax 2019 

In 2017, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), GRI's independent standard-setting body, initiated a project to develop new disclosures related to tax and payments to governments. The aim of this work is to help promote greater transparency on a reporting organization’s approach to taxes. 

To this end, a multi-stakeholder Technical Committee of experts appointed by the GSSB began its work in January 2018 and developed a draft Standard. A 90-day public comment period for the draft of the GRI Standard ran from 13 December 2018 to 15 March 2019. 

The GSSB, received over 80 responses representing approximately 110 organizations or individuals. All public comments received were considered by the Technical Committee and GSSB, and informed further development of the new Standard.

In September 2019, the GSSB approved the new Standard, to be known as GRI 207: Tax 2019. The project follows the GSSB Due Process Protocol, the implementation of which is overseen by the Due Process Oversight Committee.

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Events 

The GRI Tax Standard Launch event was held on 16 January 2020 at London Stock Exchange Group. Watch the full video of the event here. 

Register now for the GRI Tax Standard launch event in London on Thursday 16 January at LSEG. Click here for event information and registration. 

Sign up now for the free introduction webinar on 29 January 2020. Register here for the 9am CET session or here for the 4.30pm CET session.

This interactive webinar is designed to introduce reporting practitioners to the GRI 207:Tax 2019.  

Translations 

Translations of GRI 207: Tax 2019 will be available in key languages from April 2020. Please consult the GRI Translations page or contact translations@globalreporting.org for more information on the upcoming translation schedule.

Basis for conclusions for GRI 207: Tax 2019 

A 90-day public comment period for the exposure draft of the Standard ran from 13 December 2018 to 15 March 2019. 

The GRI 207: Tax 2019 Basis for conclusions provides a summary of the public comments received. It also provides a summary of how the GSSB responded to these comments in the finalization of the Standard.

Full set of public feedback for GRI 207: Tax 2019 - Public Comment Period 13 December 2018 - 15 March 2019 

Basis for Conclusions for GRI 207: Tax 2019 - Public Comment Period 13 December 2018 - 15 March 2019 

Technical Committee 

The GRI Technical Committee for GRI 207: Tax 2019 consisted of the following members. Read more about then in their member bios.

Daniel Bertossa, Public Services International, France
Alex Cobham, Tax Justice Network, UK
Andy Cale, Vodafone Group Plc, UK 
Kate Elliot, Rathbone Greenbank Investments, UK
Eelco van der Enden, Tax Policy Group, Accountancy Europe and PwC, Netherlands
Richard Murphy, City University, London, and Tax Research UK, UK
Rob Wilson, MFS Investment Management, USA
Vaishnavi Ravishankar, UN PRI, UK (former)

GSSB sponsor:
Kenton D. Swift, University of Montana, USA

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