The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption.
The GRI standards are a set of interrelated reporting standards, enabling organizations to report publicly on their economic, environmental and social impacts and contribution towards sustainable development. The GRI standards represent global best practice for reporting sustainability information – enhancing its comparability and quality.
GRI standards provide companies with a flexible and future-proof reporting structure, that is, the forward-looking and rigorous approach advocated by GRI ensures its process and topics can always remain up-to-date and relevant. GRI standards take policy integration and referencing into consideration, enabling that governments and market regulators are able to easily reference the standards in their policy initiatives. Therefore, GRI standards is the reporting framework that meets all needs for sustainability reporting – from comprehensive reports to issue-specific disclosures. Meanwhile, GRI has been developed with multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest, upholding its strong credibility and robustness among companies’ stakeholders.