Standard for sustainable production on land and sea
Agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing industries share common impacts associated with the production of food as well as non-food products and are fundamental to the world's food systems and the making of a variety of materials - such as fibers and fuels. These sectors have been prioritized based on their widely documented impacts across economic, environmental, and social dimensions - including those on climate change and biodiversity, food security, farming and fishing practices, and community engagement.
The Standard will increase the completeness and comparability of sustainability information for all organizations around the world involved in crop cultivation, animal production, aquaculture or fishing.
GRI 13: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sectors 2022 comes in effect for reporting from 1 January 2024, with early adoption encouraged. This Standard is used together with the GRI Universal Standards and the GRI Topic Standards.
The exposure draft of the Standard was made available for public comment from 19 May to 30 July 2021.
The Basis for Conclusions for GRI 13: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sector 2022 provides a summary of the significant issues raised through public comments. A complete record of the received comments can be found here. It also provides a summary of how the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent body responsible for setting the GRI Standards, responded to these comments based on the Working Group's discussions and recommendations during the finalization of the Standard.
In 2019, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) initiated a project under the Sector Program to develop a Standard for Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fishing.
The new Standard is part of the 40 planned GRI Sector Standards prioritized based on their widely documented impacts on sustainable development – including those related to climate change, biodiversity, economic development and human rights.
|GRI 13: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sectors 2022 FAQs||file||27 Jun 2022||English||185 KB|
|GRI Sector Program Description||file||07 Feb 2019||English||449 KB|
|GRI Sector Program Exposure Draft For Agriculture Aquaculture Fishing||file||02 Aug 2021||English||4.6 MB|
|GRI Sector Standards Project for Agriculture and Fishing – Project proposal||file||19 Sep 2020||English||215 KB|
|GRI Sector Standards project for AAF public comment feedback||file||26 Aug 2021||English||268 KB|
|Agriculture and Fishing project working group members||file||20 Sep 2020||English||1020 KB|
|GSSB Due Process Protocol 2018||file||18 Oct 2018||English||213 KB|
|GSSB Terms of Reference||file||18 Oct 2018||English||108 KB|
|GRI Sector Standards Agriculture and Fishing – Working group terms of reference||file||19 Sep 2020||English||227 KB|
|GSSB Work Program 2020-2022||file||01 Dec 2020||English||221 KB|