Public comment period underway until 30 July
These sectors have been prioritized based on their widely documented impacts across economic, environmental, and social dimensions, including impacts on climate change and biodiversity, food security, farming and fishing practices, and community engagement.
Agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing industries share common impacts associated with the production of food and non-food products and are fundamental to supporting food systems and producing materials like fibers and fuels. Transparency around these impacts enables sustainable development by contributing to preserving biodiversity and natural resources, mitigating climate change, and adapting farming and fishing practices to minimize impacts.
This Standard project aims to help agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing organizations identify likely material topics, improving the way they disclose and manage their impacts.
A public comment period is underway to gather input on the exposure draft for a Sector Standard for Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fishing. Developed by a project working group, the objective of the public comment period is to test the clarity, feasibility, completeness, and relevancy of the exposure draft's content, including:
Register now for a webinar to learn more about the draft exposure.
To understand more, access the exposure draft and questionnaire.
In 2019, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), GRI's independent standard setting body, initiated a project under the GRI Sector Program to develop a Sector Standard for Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fishing.
The aim of this project is to identify and describe the most significant impacts and stakeholder concerns for the agriculture and fishing sector from a sustainable development perspective, which will serve as a foundation for increased transparency and more consistent reporting for organizations in the sector.
The project follows the GSSB Due Process Protocol, the implementation of which is overseen by the Due Process Oversight Committee.
|GRI Sector Program Description||file||07 Feb 2019||English||449 KB|
|GRI Sector Standards Project for Agriculture and Fishing – Project proposal||file||19 Sep 2020||English||215 KB|
|GSSB Due Process Protocol 2018||file||18 Oct 2018||English||276 KB|
|GSSB Terms of Reference||file||18 Oct 2018||English||130 KB|
|GRI Sector Standards Agriculture and Fishing – Working group terms of reference||file||19 Sep 2020||English||227 KB|
|Agriculture and Fishing project working group members||file||20 Sep 2020||English||989 KB|
|GSSB Work Program 2017-2019||file||31 Jan 2018||English||320 KB|