Why report?

Reporting signals a responsible organization. One that is dedicated to being open and honest with its stakeholders. 

Through reporting, an organization can understand and better manage its impacts on people and the planet. It can identify and reduce risks, seize new opportunities, and take action towards becoming a responsible, trusted organization in a more sustainable world.  

Getting started

The GRI Standards help organizations’ understand their outward impacts: on the economy, environment, and society. This increases accountability and enhances transparency on their contribution to sustainable development.

Organizations can either use the GRI Standards to prepare a sustainability report in accordance with the Standards. Or they can use selected Standards, or parts of their content, to report information for specific users or purposes, such as reporting their climate change impacts for their investors and consumers. 

GRI 101: Foundation is the starting point for reporting. GRI 101 takes organizations through the reporting process and gives detailed guidance on how to use the Standards. 

Get started with reporting

Make the most of the Standards

The GRI Standards consist of Universal Standards and Topic Standards. Using these, an organization can prepare and report information that focuses on its ‘material topics’, reflecting its most significant sustainability impacts. 

GRI also offers various services, tools, and training to guide reporters through different stages of the reporting process, including their materiality assessment. If you are a new reporter, you could benefit from our kick-off service. If you are an experienced reporter looking to enhance your reporting, take a look at our tailored workshops. 

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The rise of the Chief Sustainability Officer

Read our latest article on Medium

12 Aug 2021
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Five tips for GRI and SASB reporters

Insights from the joint guidance on using both sets of standards

29 Jun 2021
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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

19 May 2021
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New training on tax transparency

GRI Academy expands curriculum with a course on the Tax Standard

01 Jun 2021
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Certified sustainability training now in Spanish

Launch of Spanish-language Professional Certification Program by GRI

10 May 2021
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GRI and B Lab team up on impact management

Enabling companies to connect the GRI Standards and B Impact Assessment

24 Feb 2021
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