Green reporting network prepares to go solo

GRI seeks individual stakeholders to help underpin long-term independent development

The world corporate sustainability reporting network, the Global reporting initiative (GRI), has asked for "individual stakeholders" to come forward to help ensure its long-term viability. The development comes as the GRI prepares for launch early next year as an independent standards-setting body.

Introduced in 1997 by the UN environment programme and US-based NGO Ceres, the GRI has become a leading forum seeking to elevate sustainability reporting to the same level of rigour, comparability and completeness as traditional financial reporting. Over 80 companies from many countries have already issued sustainability reports based on GRI guidelines first issued in 1999 and revised last year (EED 30/06/00).

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