2021 GSSB meetings

Learn more about the GSSB's meetings by accessing agendas, discussion documents and Livestream sessions from current or past proceedings.

As established in the GSSB Terms of Reference, the meetings of the GSSB ‘shall be open to the public, but certain discussions (normally about selection, appointment and other administrative issues) may be held in private at the discretion of the GSSB’.

The GSSB therefore publishes the agenda, the documents to be discussed, and a link to the Livestream on this page, approximately two weeks prior to each meeting. Information regarding GSSB meetings held in 2021 can be found below. Archive of the previous years' GSSB meetings can be found here

 

The 2021 GSSB meeting schedule:

Date of GSSB Meeting Time
Thursday 21 January virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Thursday 25 February virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Thursday 4 March virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Tuesday 23 March virtual meeting  13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Thursday 25 March virtual meeting  13.00 - 15.00 CET 
Thursday 29 April virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Thursday 10 June virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Thursday 17 June virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Thursday 1 July virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Thursday 23 September virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Thursday 21 October virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CEST 
Thursday 18 November virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET
Thursday 9 December virtual meeting 13.00 - 15.00 CET

 

Next GSSB meeting

The next meeting of the GSSB will take place on 9 December 2021. The agenda and discussion documents can be found below.

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 18 November 2021

This meeting has public and private sessions.

You can listen to the livestream from 13:00 on 9 December 2021.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CET

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 18 November 2021

 

 

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 9 December 2021

Item 01 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 18 November 2021

 

13:05-13:35 CET

Session 2:

GRI Sector Program - Key conclusions from public exposure of the draft GRI Standard for the coal sector

 

 

GRI Sector standards Project For Coal Public Comment Feedback

 

13:35-13:50

Session 3:

Approval of the proposed working group of the GRI Sector Standard project for the mining sector

Item 02 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Mining – Proposed working group

13:50-13:55

Session 4:

GRI Topic Standard Project for biodiversity

  • Update of the revision of GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016

None

13:55-14:20

Session 5:

GSSB work program and meeting schedule

  • Addendum to GSSB Work Program 2020-2022
  • GSSB meeting calendar 2022

None

Private session Documents

14:20-15:00 CEST

Session 5:

Private session

None

Previous 2021 GSSB meetings

Learn more about the GSSB meetings held in 2021 by accessing agendas, discussion documents and recordings below. Archive of earlier meetings can be found here.

 

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 18 November 2021

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 18 November virtual meeting here shortly and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here shortly.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CET

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 21 October 2021

 

 

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 18 November 2021

Item 01 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 21 October 2021

 

13:05-14:25 CET

Session 2:

GSSB Work Program 2020-2022

  • Prioritization projects in 2022

 

 

GSSB Work Program 2020-2022

 

14:25-14:30

Any other business

  • Biodiversity membership update
  • Close of public meeting

None

Private session Documents

14:30-15:00 CEST

Session 5:

Private session

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 21 October 2021

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 21 October virtual meeting here shortly and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CEST

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 17 June 2021
  • Approval of Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 1 July 2021
  • Approval of Draft summary of the meeting held on 23 September 2021

 

 

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 21 October 2021

Item 01 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 17 June 2021

Item 05 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 1 July 2021

Item 02 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 23 September 2021

13:05-13:35 CEST

Session 2:

GRI Sector Program update

  • Project proposal for a GRI Sector Standard for the food and beverage sector
  • Project proposal for a GRI Sector Standard for the textile and apparel sector
  • Update GRI Sector Program Project for the mining sector

 

 

Item 03 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Food - draft Project Proposal

Item 04 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Textiles and Apparel - draft Project Proposal

13:35-13:45 CEST

Session 3:

GRI Topic Standard Project for Biodiversity

  • Project update of the revision of GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016

Item 06 – GRI Topic Standard Project for Biodiversity – Proposed members for the technical committee

Item 07 – GRI Topic Standards Project for Biodiversity – Technical Committee terms of reference

13:45-13:50 CEST

Session 4:

Any other business and close of public meeting

None
Private session Documents

13:50-15:00 CEST

Session 5:

Private session

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 23 September 2021

This meeting has public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 23 September virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CEST

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 17 June 2021

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 23 September 2021

Item 01 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 17 June 2021

13:05-13:35 CEST

Session 2:

Update from Standards Division

None

13:35-13:45 CEST

Session 3:

Approval project proposal for GRI Topic Standard project for biodiversity

Item 02 – GRI Topic Standard Project for Biodiversity - Final project proposal

13:45-13:50 CEST

Session 5:

Any other business and close of public meeting

None
Private session Documents

13:50-15:00 CEST

Session 5:

Private session

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 1 July 2021

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 1 July virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CEST

Session 1:

Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting

Item 01 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 1 July 2021

13:05-14:05 CEST

Session 2:

GRI Sector Program - Approval final version of GRI 11:
Oil and Gas Sector 2021

Item 02 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Oil and Gas - GRI 11: Oil and Gas Sector 2021

Item 03 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Oil and Gas - Draft Basis for conclusions

Item 04 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Oil and Gas - Input on GRI Topic Standards

14:05-14:15 CEST

Session 3:

Topic Standard Project for Human Rights
- Update

None

14:15-14:30 CEST

Session 4:

GRI Topic Standard Project for Biodiversity
- Project proposal

Item 05 – GRI Topic Standard Project for Biodiversity - Project proposal

14:30-14:35 CEST

Session 5:

Any other business and close of public meeting

None
Private session Documents

14;35-15:00 CEST

Session 5:

Private session

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 17 June 2021

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 17 June virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CEST

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of the Draft summary of the GSSB meeting
    held on 10 June 2021

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 17 June 2021

Item 05 - Draft summary of the meeting held on 10 June 2021

13:05-14:05 CEST

Session 2:

Introductory presentation of the Oil & Gas Sector
Standard

Refer to documents under Section 2 of the GSSB meeting on 1 July 2021

14:05-14:15 CEST

Session 3:

GRI Sector Program: Mining project proposal

Item 01 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Mining - Project proposal

Item 02 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Mining - Response from Stakeholder Council

Item 03 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Mining - Working group terms of reference

14:15-14:20 CEST

Session 4:

Any other business and close of public meeting

None
Private session Documents

14:20-15:00 CEST

Session 5:

Private session

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 10 June 2021

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 10 June virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CEST

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Item 01 - Draft summary of GSSB meeting
    25 March 2021
  • Approval of Item 02 - Draft summary of GSSB meeting
    29 April 2021

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 10 June 2021

Item 01 - Draft summary of GSSB meeting 25 March 2021

Item 02 - Draft summary of GSSB meeting 29 April 2021

13:05-14:05 CEST

Session 2:

Approval final version of Universal Standards:

  • Final draft Universal Standards
  • Draft Basis for conclusions
  • Draft Due Process Adherence Reports for the review of:
    • GRI Universal Standards
    • GRI's Human Rights-related Standards

Item 03 – GRI Universal Standards Project - GRI Universal Standards 2021

Item 04 – GRI Universal Standards Project - Draft Basis for Conclusions

Item 05 – GSSB Due Process Adherence Report for the review of the GRI Universal Standards

Item 06 – GSSB Due Process Adherence Report for the review of GRI’s Human Rights-related Standards (Phase 1)

14:05-14:55 CEST

Session 3:

Mock-up adjusted Topic Standards

Item 07 - Mock-up Topic Standard

14:55-15:00 CEST

Session 4:

Any other business and close of meeting

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 29 April 2021

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 29 April virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CEST

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Item 01 - Draft summary of GSSB meeting
    4 March 2021
  • Approval of Item 02 - Draft summary of GSSB meeting
    23 March 2021

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 29 April 2021

Item 01 - Draft summary of GSSB meeting 4 March 2021

Item 02 - Draft summary of GSSB meeting 23 March 2021

13:05-14:05 CEST

Session 2:

GRI Sector Program

  • Exposure draft Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing
  • Exposure draft Coal

Item 03 - GRI Sector Standards Project for Agriculture and Fishing - Exposure draft

Item 04 – GRI Sector Standards Project for Oil, Gas, and Coal – Exposure draft for Coal

14:05-14:45 CEST

Session 3:

GRI Universal Standards project

  • Governance disclosures
  • Notification requirement

Item 05 - GRI Universal Standards Project - Revised governance disclosures

14:45-14:55 CEST

Session 4:

GRI Standards format update

Item 06 - GRI Standards revised page templates

14:55-15:00 CEST

Session 5:

Any other business and close of meeting

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 25 March 2021

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 25 March virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CET

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 25 March 2021

 

13:05-14:55 CET

Session 2:

GRI Universal Standards project:

  • GRI 102 (except governance disclosures)
  • Glossary

Item 01 - GRI Universal Standards Project - Revised section 3 GRI 101

Item 02 - GRI Universal Standards Project - Revised section 5 GRI 101

Item 03 - GRI Universal Standards Project - Revised Governance disclosures GRI 102

14:55-15:00 CET

Session 3:

Any other business and close of meeting

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 23 March 2021

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 23 March virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CET ​

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Item 01 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on
    25 February 2021

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 23 March 2021

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 25 February 2021

13:05-14:00 CET

Session 2:

GRI Universal Standards project:

  • GRI 102 (except governance disclosures)
  • Glossary

Item 02 - GRI Universal Standards Project – Revised GRI 102

Item 03 - GRI Universal Standards Project – Revised Glossary section

14:00-14:40 CET

Session 3:

GRI Sector Standards program

  • public comment feedback on Sector Standard format and approach
  • overview of revisions to Sector Standard format and approach

Item 04 - Public comments on Sector Standards collected during the exposure period for the Oil and Gas Sector

14:40-14:45 CET

Session 4:

Any other business and close of public sessions

None

14:45-15:00 CET

Session 5:

Private session

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 4 March 2021

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 4 March virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CET ​

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 4 March 2021

13:05-14:55 CET

Session 2:

GRI Universal Standards project:

  • Reporting model
None

14:55-15:00 CET

Session 3:

Any other business and close of meeting

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 25 February 2021

This meeting had public sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 25 February virtual meeting here and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:05 CET ​

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Item 01 – Draft GSSB meeting summary held on 3 December 2020
  • Approval of Item 02 - Draft GSSB meeting summary held on 10 December 2020
  • Approval of Item 03 – Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held
    on 21 January 2021

 

Item 00 - GSSB Meeting Agenda 25 February 2021

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 3 December 2020

Item 02 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 10 December 2020

Item 03 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 21 January 2021

13:05 -13:20 CET

Session 2: 

GRI Sector Standards Project for Mining:

  • Draft project proposal
Item 04 - GRI Sector Standards Project for Mining – Draft project proposal 

13:20-14:55 CET

Session 3:

GRI Universal Standards project:

  • Project update
    - Feedback on revisions to GRI 101 (Key concepts and Reporting principles)
  • Feedback on revisions to GRI 103
  • Overview of upcoming discussions

Item 05 - GRI Universal Standards Project – Revised GRI 101: Section 2. Key concepts

Item 06 - GRI Universal Standards Project – Revised GRI 101: Section 4. Reporting principles

Item 07 - GRI Universal Standards Project – Public comment feedback on Reporting Principles

Item 08 - GRI Universal Standards Project – Revised GRI 103: Material Topics

Item 09 - GRI Universal Standards Project – Public comment feedback on GRI 103: Material Topics

14:55-15:00 CET

Session 4:

Any other business and close of meeting

None

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GSSB Virtual Meeting – 21 January 2021

This meeting had public and private sessions.

You can find the GSSB approved summary of 21 January virtual meeting here shortly and listen to the recording of the virtual meeting here.

Public sessions Documents

13:00-13:10 CET

Session 1:

  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of Item 01 – Draft GSSB meeting summary held on
    3 December 2020
  • Approval of Item 02 - Draft GSSB meeting summary held on
    10 December 2020
  • Introduction and welcome new/reappointed members

 

Item 00 - GSSB Agenda 21 January 2021

Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 3 December 2020

Item 02 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 10 December 2020

13:10-14:25 CET

Session 2:

Work Program priorities for 2021

Item - 03 GSSB Work Program 2020-2022

13:25-14:25

Session 3:

GRI Universal Standards project update:

    • Topic Boundary

None

14:25-14:30 CET

Session 4:

Any other business and close of public meeting

None

14:30-15:00 CET

Session 5:

Private session

None

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