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New Publication From GRI: Incentivizing Sustainability Reporting by SMEs Through Policy

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According to the World Bank Group, close to 95% of all businesses worldwide can be classified as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). That is some 400 million companies, that form the backbone of the global economy. As such, they have an important part in the global economy and play a crucial role in a more sustainable world. 

Tackling Modern Slavery Through Transparency - New GRI Task Force

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Modern Slavery affects an estimated 46 million people around the world and poses a prominent risk for companies. Transparency on human rights in supply chains is becoming increasingly necessary due to rising consumer interest as well as regulatory developments.

Sustainability reporting can help companies comply with legislation, but also to identify and address their impact, and highlight innovative solutions and a path forward.

GRI's 6 Steps to Produce a Sustainability Report Materiality Assessment

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As a standard setter in sustainability reporting, GRI has a responsibility to engage in sustainability reporting and exemplify best practice in doing so. But, as a small non-profit organization, it faces constraints and challenges when reporting on its impacts. As part of our effort towards transparency, we’ll be sharing the process that we underwent when writing our sustainability report, the problems that we found along the way, and the solutions that we found. And it all begins with the materiality assessment. ​

GRI Podcast: Sustainability Ratings

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This month's GRI podcast episode features an interview with Vigeo Eiris, a sustainability rating agency that uses Environmental, Social and Governance data to evaluate companies’ performance. We asked Keeran what makes a good sustainability report, and what are some of the common challenges companies face in the process. We’ll also hear a report from Ireland, where GRI presented a preview of the new Occupational Health and Safety Standard, and the latest sustainability news.

On the Journey to Adopt GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards

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More and more, there is pressure on companies to become transparent about the impacts they have on their community and the world.

GRI Publishes Its Own Annual Report Using the GRI Standards

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2017 marked 20 years of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). It was a year of celebration, of looking back and being proud of the strong basis that we have created for the future. But most of all, it was a year in which we took a long, hard look at where we are, and where we want to be, and our new leadership took action to ensure that we are on course to get there. 

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Peter Paul van de Wijs Joins GRI as Chief Communications Officer

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GRI is happy to announce the appointment of Peter Paul van de Wijs as Chief Communications Officer as of June 2018. With over 20 years of professional experience in communications and sustainability, he brings a unique perspective to help reinforce GRI’s position as the leading sustainability reporting organization.  ​

Join the GRI Standards Governance: Help Shape the Future of Sustainability Reporting

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In the past year, the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) underwent exciting changes. By June of 2018, report preparers will have transitioned from the G4 Guidelines to the GRI Standards. And now, more than ever, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC) play crucial roles in ensuring that GRI meets its commitment to continuously improve the GRI Standards. 

Q&A With Munich Airport: Sustainability Reporting Helps to Remove Silos

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Munich Airport has an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral airport in Germany. We spoke to Bernd Schönhofer, Strategic Sustainability Manager at Munich Airport, who told us about the company’s progressive emissions reduction program as well as other initiatives like empowering women in the workplace.

GRI & RMI to Improve Minerals Sourcing Due Diligence & Reporting

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GRI and the Responsible Minerals Initiative kicked off an exciting project today at the OECD 2018 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. The first meeting of the GRI Corporate Leadership Group for conflict minerals brought together a highly accomplished expert group, which aims to provide the reporting community with consolidated reporting guidance based on existing internationally-recognized tools and frameworks. 

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