How were the GRI Standards developed?
The GRI Standards are issued by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). The GSSB is an independent standard-setting body created by GRI. It has responsibility for setting globally-accepted sustainability reporting standards, according to a formally defined 'Due Process Protocol'.
The Due Process Protocol sets forth the process for the development of GRI Standards and is designed to ensure that the work of the GSSB promotes the public interest and is aligned with GRI’s vision and mission. It ensures that the GRI Standards move through a clearly communicated process from project identification, prioritization and commencement through to content development, including public exposure and consideration of feedback received, concluding in the final release. This process is overseen by the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC).