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 transparent, trusted organization in a more sustainable world.  

Getting started

The GRI Standards help organizations understand their impacts on the economy, environment, and society - including those on human rights. This increases accountability and enhances transparency on their contribution to sustainable development.​​

The Standards are a modular system comprised of three series of Standards to be used together: Universal Standards, Sector Standards, and Topic Standards.

Organizations can use the GRI Standards to prepare a sustainability report in accordance with the Standards, or use selected Standards (or parts of their content) to disclose information for specific users or purposes, for example, climate change impacts for investors and consumers. ​​

GRI 1: Foundation 2021 is the starting point for all reporting. GRI 1 takes organizations through the entire process with detailed guidance on how to use the Standards. ​

Get started with reporting

Reporting support is available

GRI also offers services, tools and training to guide reporters through the reporting process, including their materiality assessment. Find out more:

Reporting support

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The inside track on corporate action for the SDGs

New podcast focuses on business contributions towards sustainable development

13 Jul 2023
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Keeping up the standard setting momentum

Letter from Carol Adams, GSSB Chair

11 Jul 2023
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Embracing transparency to enable change

GRI’s annual report shines a light on the organization’s impacts

28 Jun 2023
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Progress towards a strengthened sustainability reporting system

GRI welcomes first two IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards

26 Jun 2023
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Finishing line in sight for new EU standards

Latest version of ESRS confirms GRI reporters ideally placed to comply with impact reporting requirements

15 Jun 2023
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