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First global standard for tax transparency

No hiding place: companies need to demonstrate they pay their fair share ​The launch of a new tax reporting standard that seeks to ensure multinationals are much clearer about how much – and where – they pay their taxes has received widespread international support. The GRI Tax Standard is the first global standard for comprehensive

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Increased action needed on human rights reporting

Recommendations for governments to strengthen business accountability ​Governments need to do more to help businesses understand, mitigate and improve their human rights impacts – by strengthening transparency and reporting requirements. This is the key finding of a report from GRI looking at the progress countries have made towards meeting their duty under the UN Guiding

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GRI, IRF and SASB: Updated guidance on reporting frameworks

For those tasked with communicating their organization’s sustainability information, these are challenging times. What to communicate and to whom, and which tools to use, always have been pain points. Add to that the recent increases in the types and volume of data; the number of reporting frameworks, standards and recommendations to handle it; and the

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GRI Standards launched in Italian

​Global common language for sustainability reporting now in 10 translations More companies in Italy will be supported to disclose their impacts using the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework, following Italian becoming the latest translation of the GRI Standards. The three universal Standards and all 33 topic-specific Standards have been published in Italian and are now freely available

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Update to Arabic translations of GRI Standards

Additional Arabic translations of the GRI Standards, the world’s most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.​ The updated versions of two Standards — ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in to the Arabic language.The Arabic translations can be downloaded free of charge from the

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Helping SE Asian companies report on sustainability

GRI expands global reach as ASEAN Regional Hub opens in Singapore ​A new GRI Regional Hub has officially opened today in Singapore, to serve the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The office will support ASEAN companies with relevant services and training, helping them on their journey to identify, manage and

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How companies can report on UN sustainable development goals progress: GRI

Adopted in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared plan for all countries – developed and developing – to end poverty, spur economic growth and protect our planet’s environment. The SDGs represent the first time that the private sector was included as a partner with a key role in reaching the goals. Yet when

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Reporting drives corporate change to achieve SDGs

Can private sector participation in the SDGs unlock more sustainable business practices? ​An ambitious project has been launched to explore how the private sector can actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and what the role of reporting and partnerships is to support this process. GRI, the sustainability reporting standard setter, has joined

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Update to Japanese translations of GRI Standards

Updates to two versions of the GRI Standards – ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been translated into Japanese. They are now available to any Japanese-speaking organization using the Standards. All of the Japanese translations of the Standards can be downloaded free of charge on the

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GRI Chief Executive testifies to US House Committee on strengthening ESG legislation

GRI’s Chief Executive, Tim Mohin, testified on Wednesday 10 July 2019 before the US House Committee on Financial Services, which is considering new corporate reporting requirements for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information. Addressing members of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets at a hearing in Washington, DC, Tim Mohin set out