The GSSB has initiated a project to develop a GRI Sector Standard for the agriculture and fishing sector. This sector has been prioritized because it has widely documented impacts across the economic, environmental, and social dimensions, such as impacts on climate change, biodiversity, and human rights.

The agriculture and fishing project aims to identify and describe the sector’s significant impacts and stakeholder concerns from a sustainable development perspective. The resulting Sector Standard will provide support for companies as they conduct their own materiality process.

The project will follow the GSSB’s Due Process Protocol, the implementation of which will be overseen by the Due Process Oversight Committee. In line with this protocol, a multi-stakeholder Project Working Group will be formed to develop draft recommendations for the project. Further information can be found in the project proposal. Please keep your eye on this page, or register for updates below. 

Project Working Group

Recruitment for the Agriculture and Fishing Sector Standard Project Working Group will begin in February 2020. Please check back here or subscribe below for regular updates.

Relevant documents

The following documents inform, guide and provide background context for the work to develop the Sector Standard for agriculture and fishing.

Project Proposal for the Agriculture and Fishing Sector Standard

Terms of Reference: GRI Project Working Group for the Agriculture and Fishing Sector Standard 


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