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GRI Standards Available in Arabic

By launching an Arabic translation of the GRI Standards, GRI aims to make sustainability reporting more accessible to companies who report in Arabic. GRI also hope to see an acceleration of disclosing sustainability information among companies in the region.​ GRI wants to thank their sponsors Zamzam Society for Charitable and Voluntary Health Services, and Saad

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Sustainability reporting: 4 things companies get wrong

Southeast Asia is witnessing a rapid increase in sustainability reporting with 500 per cent growth in the number of companies producing reports over the last six years, according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a standards organisation that helps companies report their impacts. The region is the biggest and fastest growing market for GRI, but

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Better reports with GRI’s updated services

Elaborating a better sustainability report that is in line with the GRI Standards can be a challenging exercise. Particularly the balance between a wider sustainability narrative and the hard-and-fast Standards can be difficult to maintain. And, because each company or organization has different approaches to collecting, systematizing and presenting data, report preparers may want more

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Driving standardization of ESG reporting: WFE Guidance and Metrics mapped to the GRI Standards

The World Federation of Exchanges has recently published a revised sustainability reporting guidance for their member exchanges. ​ The WFE ESG Guidance and Metrics is fully aligned with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, and the guidelines have now been mapped against the standards in an easy-to-use linkage document.  This is good news for the thousands of companies already

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GRI Standards update: Leading reporting practice in occupational health and safety management, and water stewardship

Continued degradation of environmental resources and failing to provide safe and healthy working environments globally have put water and OHS high on the global agenda, and are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credible and actionable information about organizations’ impact on society and the environment is more important now than it has ever been,

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WFE guidance reinforces transparency in capital markets

The World Federation of Exchanges has today published revised sustainability guidance for their member exchanges. GRI welcomes this update and encourages exchanges globally to consider the recommendations for their listing requirements. Stock exchanges have a key role in driving sustainability reporting, which is a crucial element for corporate transparency and responsible business practices. The 30

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How to Address Gender Equality Through Reporting?

The United Nations Sustainbale Development Goal number 5 aims to eradicate gender inequality by 2030. If the world is to achieve this, it is essential to eliminate the root causes of discrimination that can impede the advancement of women. Companies, whether large or small, are key actors in the struggle for gender equality. In their

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French translation of the GRI Standards now available

More than 260 French-speaking organizations use the GRI framework to produce sustainability reports that clearly show their economic, social and environmental impacts. And with the change from G4 Guidelines to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), these organizations can work with a new clear, modular model to help them improve on their reporting. ​Companies whose

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GRI Standards Report Registration System now available

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the GRI Standards Division are pleased to announce the launch of the GRI Standards Report Registration System. ​This new tool allows users to notify GRI of the use of the GRI Standards, as required in clause 3.4 of GRI 101: Foundation. As such, it fulfills the requirements allowing the

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GRI Standards now available in Simplified Chinese

Hundreds of GRI reporters are now working in Chinese-speaking regions, and their numbers continue to grow. To support their work, GRI is launching its Simplified Chinese Translation of the GRI Standards, in time for the next reporting cycle.​​ Sustainability reporting has been a growing trend in China for at least a decade. The business case