GRI 306: Waste 2020 is now available

Download GRI 306: Waste 2020 from the download center by clicking this link. GRI 306: Waste 2020 will be effective for reports and other materials published on or after 1 January 2022. Earlier adoption is encouraged.


About the project

In 2018, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), GRI's independent standard-setting body, initiated a project to review and update the content of waste disclosures in GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016. The aim of this work was to ensure that GRI’s waste disclosures are in line with internationally-agreed best practice and reflect recent developments in waste management and reporting.

A multi-stakeholder project working group of experts was appointed by the GSSB in September 2018 to develop a draft Standard. A 75-day public comment period for the exposure draft of the GRI Standard on waste ran from 1 May to 15 July 2019. 

The GSSB received over 50 submissions with comments on behalf of organizations or individuals. All public comments received were considered by the Project Working Group and the GSSB, and informed further development of the Standard.

In March 2020, the GSSB approved the revised Standard, to be known as GRI 306: Waste 2020. The project followed the GSSB Due Process Protocol, the implementation of which was overseen by the Due Process Oversight Committee.

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The authoritative text of the GRI Standards is English, but translations of GRI 306 (2020) in key languages will become available later in 2020. The first of these, in Spanish, is expected to be released in July 2020. Please consult the GRI Translations page or contact for more information on the upcoming translation schedule.

Basis for conclusions for GRI 306: Waste 2020

A 75-day public comment period for the exposure draft of the Standard ran from 1 May to 15 July 2019. 

'Basis for conclusions for GRI 306: Waste 2020' 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 306: Waste 2020 - Public Comment Period 1 May - 15 July 2019

Basis for Conclusions for GRI 306: Waste 2020 – Public Comment Period 1 May – 15 July 2019


Project Working Group

The GRI Waste Disclosures Project Working Group is made up of the following members. Read more about them in their member bios

PWG Members:
Lisa Beauvilain, Impax Asset Management, UK
Tawanda Collins Muzamwese, Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe (BCSDZ), Zimbabwe
Dr. Maarten Dubois, EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Belgium
Paul Frith, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), UK
Daniel Gomez, Esenttia, Colombia
Lennart Hermans, Osmosis Investment Management, UK
Rhys Jenkins, Rio Tinto, Canada
Piet Klop, PGGM Investments, The Netherlands
Claudio Mosti, Enel SpA, Italy
Bart Nevels, Renewi plc, The Netherlands
Amisha Parekh, Bloomberg LP, USA
Arne Ragossnig, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Austria
Dr. Anne Scheinberg, Springloop Cooperative U.A., The Netherlands
Jeff Sokol, NEPCon, USA
Joseph Tong, Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong, China

GSSB Sponsor:
Michel Washer, Solvay Belgium


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