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How GRI targets common language for ESG reporting

Tom Whittles, senior media relations manager at the Global Reporting Initiative, tells Debbie Miller how the ESG reporting framework was developed and how it should be used What is your methodology and approach to reporting on ESG matters? The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) methodology is encompassed through the GRI Standards, the most widely used sustainability reporting

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Update to German translation 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 German. They are now available to any German-speaking organization using the Standards. ​All of the German translations of the Standards can be downloaded free of charge on the

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Review of the universal Standards

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent standard setting body of GRI, is launching a project to review the universal Standards. The review will consider revisions for the three universal Standards that are applicable for every organization preparing a sustainability report: GRI 101: Foundation 2016, GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 and GRI 103: Management Approach 2016.  An online survey is

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Update to Chinese translations of GRI Standards

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

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Time for Reporting

These are busy times for reporters, with the compilation and turnover of financial reports taking the priority and attention of many. As a result, sustainability reports often lag behind financial accounting, unless the sustainability information is integrated directly within the financial report. This begs the question: when it is the best time to publish non-financial

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Open call for Standards governance bodies

Opportunities to join GRI’s Global Sustainability Standards Board and Due Process Oversight Committee​ Nominations are being welcomed for membership of two bodies that are critical to the success of the GRI Standards – the world’s most trusted and widely used sustainability reporting framework. GRI is seeking new members for the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB),

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Time for trash talk

In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts. International recognition of the need for action on waste is increasing. The scale of the issue – from the effect of plastics in marine ecosystems to the

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Update to French translation of GRI Standards

Updates to two documents — ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been translated. They are now available to any French-speaking organization using the GRI Standards. All of the French translations can be downloaded free of charge on the GRI website. This translation was carried out by

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Helping sectors increase accountability and transparency

The first GRI Sector Standard will focus on oil, gas and coal. GRI is inviting nominations to join an expert working group to produce the first GRI Sector Standard, for oil, gas and coal. Sector Standards will help companies in a specific sector to define their economic, environmental, and social impacts, enabling improved transparency and accountability

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Increasing sustainability reporting in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

More than 500 businesses in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are being supported to report on their sustainability impacts following the launch of new guidance.​ GRI has provided technical input to guides produced by the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), which they will share with all their listed companies, providing recommendations