Application closed

The call for nominations for Project Working Group members has now been closed. The GSSB, GRI’s independent standard-setting body, is now reviewing the applications. All applicants will be notified of the selection results beginning of July 2018.

Review of GRI waste disclosures

The GSSB is overseeing a project to review and update the content of waste disclosures in GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016 in 2018 and 2019.

The project's objective is to review and update the waste-related content of GRI 306: Effluents and Waste to ensure it is in line with internationally-agreed best practice and reflects recent developments in waste management and reporting. The scope of work includes updating, expanding or deleting existing content, where appropriate.

The scope of this review also includes the materials-related disclosures from GRI 301: Materials 2016. The project follows the GSSB Due Process Protocol, the implementation of which is overseen by the Due Process Oversight Committee

Further information about the project can be found in the Project proposal for the review of GRI Waste Disclosures

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Project timeline

This timeline is subject to change. For more information about the development process and project schedule, see the Project Working Group Terms of Reference.

Phase 1: Project commencement (March 2018)
Phase 2: Appointment of Project Working Group (July 2018)
Phase 3: Development of Exposure Draft (September – December 2018)
Phase 4: Public exposure (February – March 2019)
Phase 5: Consideration of respondents’ comments on the Exposure Draft (April – September 2019)
Phase 6: Approval of GRI Standard (expected September 2019) 
Phase 7: Final Standard released (expected Q4 2019) 

Related documents

The following documents inform, guide and provide background context for the work to review the GRI waste disclosures in GRI 306: Effluents and Waste.

Project Proposal: Review of GRI Waste Disclosures Terms of Reference: Review of GRI Waste Disclosures PWG GRI 301: Materials 2016 GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016 GSSB Due Process Protocol 2015 GSSB Terms of Reference 2015 GSSB Work Program 2017-2019

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