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Sharper focus on sustainability in sectors

Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal A consultation has launched to gather feedback on two proposed new Standards under GRI’s Sector Program, which will increase transparency within sectors by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most. Adding to the Oil and Gas Sector

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New and revised human rights standards to be explored

A survey on updating GRI Topic Standards to improve human rights reporting has launched to seek views on the priority human rights issues that could be included in future in revised or new GRI Standards. The Universal Standards – which apply to all organizations using the Standards – are being updated by the Global Sustainability

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How policymakers can drive sustainability reporting

With rising policy measures across global markets in support of responsible business conduct, GRI has launched a new publication to set out how policymakers can use the power of transparency to affect positive change. The GRI Standards: A Guide for Policymakers is an introduction for anyone in a public policy role to understand why and how

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Momentum gathering behind public country-by-country tax reporting

GRI’s Tax Standard can address global requirements for transparency Political momentum to require large companies to publicly provide country-by-country reporting (CBCR) on tax is increasing, on both sides of the Atlantic, with a series of significant developments last week: In a breakthrough moment, broad majority support was reached among EU ministers in a session of the

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GRI and B Lab team up on impact management

Enabling companies to connect the GRI Standards and B Impact Assessment Two of the leading global enablers for environmental, social and governance impact management and disclosure have joined forces to help organizations get more out of their reporting and assessment tools. This collaboration allows companies to optimize their contribution to a more sustainable future. The

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Help for companies on circular economy progress

Enhanced corporate reporting using the GRI Standards and Circulytics Organizations can now link the world’s leading sustainability reporting standards with an innovative tool for measuring their progress towards the circular economy. GRI 306: Waste 2020 is the first globally applicable reporting standard for companies to provide a complete picture of waste impacts along their value chain. Circulytics from

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Enabling companies to report on the SDGs

Updated guidance on linking the Sustainable Development Goals with the GRI Standards It is now even easier for organizations to communicate their efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by using the most widely adopted standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Standards. An updated version of Linking the SDGs and the GRI Standards has

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Three GRI Standards come into effect for sustainability reports in 2021

New topic Standards on Tax, OHS and Water to be used for reporting Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward. In 2018, two revised GRI Standards launched – for occupational health and

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Waste Standard available in nine languages

The GRI Waste Standard is now provided in nine languages. In addition to English, translations have launched in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. This means that more reporting organizations around the world can download and use GRI 306: Waste 2020, available free of charge, to disclose a complete picture of the waste

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GRI Standards available in Portuguese

Organizations in Brazil, Portugal and eight other countries have improved access to the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting, following publication of the GRI Standards in Portuguese. The Portuguese translation enables GRI to further expand its reach with organizations and stakeholders in Portuguese speaking countries. GRI currently has more than 6,000 registered users in Brazil