Blog | GRI Standards, an approach to the elaboration of sustainability reports.
Sustainability has gained more importance for companies, and various communication channels have been developed to share the results and progress of their economic, social, and environmental initiatives and efforts. Sustainability reports allow organizations to keep their stakeholders updated on the progress and achievements obtained.
Currently, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a framework used in the elaboration process of the Sustainability Report in over 100 countries that pursue the same goal: to promote sustainability through various indicators and best practices translated into the GRI Standards, which help companies make better decisions to improve economic, environmental and social impacts.
The GRI Standards create a common language for all industries and sectors, and are divided into:
The universal Standards (GRI 101, 102 and 103)
The topic-specific GRI Standards, organized into three series:
It is important to stay alert on the updates to the GRI Standards, to present valid information, and finally, it is highly recommended for the entire reporting process, from data collection to communication of results, to include consultants or professionals with experience in management systems that can help the organization make the process more efficient: reduce time, save money and focus efforts.