Sustainability reporting for responsible business
The Sustainability Reporting for Responsible Business (SRRB) program is a continuation of GRI’s long-standing cooperation with the Swiss Confederation’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
Building on the results achieved in the Corporate Sustainability and Reporting for Competitive Business program, the SRRB program seeks to enable a demand-driven increase in GRI sustainability reporting and quality of disclosures in Africa, Hispanic America and South East Asia.
By strengthening strategic relationships with local companies, government agencies, stock exchanges and regulators, we aim to empower them to integrate sustainability in their policies and guidance. And by supporting companies to comply with issued guidelines and educating them on the opportunities that lie beyond compliance, we are increasing sustainable business practices and contributing to the countries’ plans to ‘build back better’ following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The overall goal of the SRRB program is for organizations to be transparent and take responsibility for their impacts to advance sustainable development.
More specifically, the program aims to:
- Enhance reporters’ capacity for sustainability reporting;
- Create and improve the environment for transparency and disclosure through sustainability reporting;
- Increase the use of corporate sustainability disclosure data by stakeholders.
The program’s focus is to improve and integrate sustainability reporting through a regionally contextualized and market-driven approach whilst providing support to companies to increase the quality and demand for sustainability data. By engaging with regulators, procurement professionals, stock exchanges and policymakers, the SRRB program seeks to set the right conditions for sustainability disclosure requirements to be anchored in public and private policies.
Another objective is to better equip data users, such as the investor community and the media, to ask for improved disclosure from companies and use that information for decision-making. The program also empowers local partners to provide continuous support to companies with their sustainability reporting independently from GRI.
The SRRB program runs from April 2021 to February 2025 and the results and resources will be published on this page when they become available.