Reporting with the Sector Standards
The GRI Sector Standards are designed to help identify a sector's most significant impacts and reflect stakeholder expectations for sustainability reporting. They describe the sustainability context for a sector, outline topics that are likely material for an organization based on the sector’s significant impacts, and list disclosure that are relevant for the sector to report.
The updated Universal Standards, which will launch later this year, will remain the starting point for all GRI reporting prior to using the Sector Standard(s) when determining their material topics increasing transparency and relevancy of their sustainability reporting.
Oil and gas, coal, agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing are the first sectors prioritized under the Sector Program based on their significant environmental, social and economic impacts. They underpin the design and approach of the GRI Sector Standards.
The development of a fourth standard focused on the mining sector is underway. Recruitment is now open for the Working Group. Visit the project page to learn more about how you can get involved.
The public consultation period for the exposure drafts for coal and agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing has concluded. You can access a record of each sector's public comments via the tiles below.
The first Sector Standard – GRI 11: Oil and Gas Sector - is currently being reviewed for approval and will become available for public use in October 2021.
G4 Sector Disclosures
Consult our FAQ on GRI’s previous sector-specific reporting guidance, the G4 Sector Disclosures.