The revision of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016 has been completed. 

You can download the revised GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 Standard clicking on the right-hand image or on this link.

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 will be effective for reports or other materials published on or after 1 January 2021. Earlier adoption is encouraged.

About the review of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety

In October 2016, the GSSB initiated a project to update the content of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety to ensure it is in line with internationally-agreed best practice and reflects recent developments in OHS management and reporting. The scope of work included updating, expanding or deleting existing content, where appropriate.

The final Standard, published on 28 June 2018, represents global best practice on reporting about occupational health and safety management systems, prevention of harm and promotion of health at work. The Standard was developed with expert, multi-stakeholder contributions and is rooted in the public interest.

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 will be effective for reports or other materials published on or after 1 January 2021. Earlier adoption is encouraged. GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016 can continue to be used for reports or other materials published on or before 31 December 2020.

For any questions, please get in touch with standards@globalreporting.org.

Introduction to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018

Watch an Introduction to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 below.

Download the presentation here.

Additional materials

View this infographic for 5 things you need to know about GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018.

View this news article to find out more about the updating of GRI 403

To learn more about GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018, consult the Frequently Asked Questions. 

Basis for conclusions for GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018

A 60-day public comment period on the proposed changes to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety ran from 10 August to 9 October 2017.

The GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 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 final Standard.

Full set of public feedback for GRI 403 – Public Comment Period 10 August – 9 October 2017

Basis for Conclusions for GRI 403 – Public Comment Period 10 August – 9 October 2017

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