Why report?

Reporting signals a responsible organization. One that is dedicated to being open and honest with its stakeholders. 

Through reporting, an organization can understand and better manage its impacts on people and the planet. It can identify and reduce risks, seize new opportunities, and take action towards becoming a responsible, trusted organization in a more sustainable world.  

Getting started

The GRI Standards help organizations understand their outward impacts on the economy, environment, and society, including those on human rights. This increases accountability and enhances transparency on their contribution to sustainable development.​​

The GRI Standards are a modular system comprised of three series of Standards to be used together: Universal Standards, Sector Standards, and Topic Standards.

Organizations can either use the GRI Standards to prepare a sustainability report in accordance with the Standards or use selected Standards, or parts of their content, to report information for specific users or purposes, such as reporting their climate change impacts for their investors and consumers. ​​

GRI 1: Foundation 2021 (a revised version of GRI 101: Foundation) is the starting point for all reporting. GRI 1 takes organizations through the entire reporting process and gives detailed guidance on how to use the Standards. ​

Get started with reporting

Make the most of the Standards with the full range of our reporting support

GRI also offers various services, tools, and training to guide reporters through different stages of the reporting process, including their materiality assessment. Take a look at our reporting support services.  ​

Reporting support

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Five tips for GRI and SASB reporters

Insights from the joint guidance on using both sets of standards

29 Jun 2021
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Striving for sustainability in global food systems

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21 Jun 2021
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Sharper focus on sustainability in sectors

Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal

19 May 2021
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New training on tax transparency

GRI Academy expands curriculum with a course on the Tax Standard

01 Jun 2021
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Certified sustainability training now in Spanish

Launch of Spanish-language Professional Certification Program by GRI

10 May 2021
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GRI and B Lab team up on impact management

Enabling companies to connect the GRI Standards and B Impact Assessment

24 Feb 2021
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