The Standard for oil and gas is the first to be developed under the Sector Program. These sectors were prioritized based on their widely documented impacts across economic, environmental, and social dimensions, including impacts on climate change and biodiversity and human rights.
The project aims to identify and describe the significant impacts for organizations in the oil and gas sectors from a sustainable development perspective and create a foundation for improving transparency and consistent reporting.
The public comment period took place from 8 July to 6 October 2020. Responses received on the exposure draft have been published and reviewed. They have informed the final draft of the Sector Standard: Oil and Gas, currently under development.
The exposure draft for the Sector Standard project: Oil and Gas, as developed by the working group, identified reporting across 22 of the most critical sustainability topics for organizations with oil and gas activities.
In April 2020 the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) decided to split the scope of the project, and develop a sector standard for oil and gas and a separate standard for coal. The development of these standards follows different timelines. For more information please see the meeting paper .
An expert and multi-stakeholder working group was appointed by the GSSB, the independent body responsible for setting the GRI Standards and is leading the development of the Sector Standard.
You can also learn more about the Sector Standard for Coal.
|GRI Sector Program Description||file||07 Feb 2019||English||449 KB|
|Terms of Reference: GRI Project Working Group for the Oil, Gas, and Coal Sector||file||27 Mar 2019||English||266 KB|
|Oil, Gas and Coal Sector Standard Project Proposal||file||26 Mar 2019||English||322 KB|
|GSSB Terms of Reference||file||18 Oct 2018||English||108 KB|
|GSSB Due Process Protocol 2018||file||18 Oct 2018||English||213 KB|
|GRI Universal Standards project exposure draft||file||19 Sep 2020||English||4.1 MB|
|GSSB Work Program 2020-2022||file||01 Dec 2020||English||146 KB|