Continuous improvement

The GRI Standards are regularly reviewed to ensure they reflect global best practices for sustainability reporting, helping organizations respond to emerging information demands from stakeholders and regulators.

In line with that, all stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the draft GSSB Work program for 2023-2025, with the consultation open until 17 February:

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The global standards for sustainability impacts

The GRI Standards enable any organization – large or small, private or public – to understand and report on their impacts on the economy, environment and people in a comparable and credible way, thereby increasing transparency on their contribution to sustainable development. In addition to companies, the Standards are highly relevant to many stakeholders - including investors, policymakers, capital markets, and civil society. ​

The Standards are designed as an easy-to-use modular set, delivering an inclusive picture of an organization's material topics, their related impacts, and how they are managed.

  • The Universal Standards  - now revised to incorporate reporting on human rights and environmental due diligence, in line with intergovernmental expectations - apply to all organizations;
  • The new Sector Standards enable more consistent reporting on sector-specific impacts;
  • The Topic Standards - adapted to be used with the revised Universal Standards - list disclosures relevant to a particular topic.

Access an overview of how the Standards are set up and what to look for in the reporting process with this short introduction: 

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Get ready for enhanced sustainability reporting with GRI

Revised Universal Standards come into effect from 1 January

14 Dec 2022
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Global standard for biodiversity impacts one step closer

Consultation begins on ‘major update’ to GRI Biodiversity Standard

05 Dec 2022
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Shape the future of GRI standard setting

Open call for new members on two governance bodies

23 Nov 2022
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Priorities for GRI Standards development

Global consultation underway for the GSSB Work Program, 2023-25

21 Nov 2022
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