GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) is an international organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption. GRI is a recognized pioneer in sustainability reporting, driving market adaptation since the late 1990s.

GRI is the world’s most widely used standard for sustainability reporting and disclosure. 92% of the world’s largest 250 corporations report on their sustainability performance using the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standard (G4). CBSR is a proud Canadian distribution partner, having helped drive initial awareness of the emerging standard more than 15 years ago.

The 100 series of the GRI Standards includes three universal standards applicable for every organization preparing a sustainability report. The series guide reporters in using the standards, reporting an organization’s relevant contextual information and how its material topics are managed. GRI Universal Standards can be found here.

The 200 series of the GRI Standards include topic-specific Standards used to report information on an organization’s material impacts related to economic topics.

Economic Standards

The 300 series of the GRI Standards include topic-specific Standards used to report information on an organization’s material impacts related to environmental topics.

Environmental Standards

The 400 series of the GRI Standards include topic-specific Standards used to report information on an organization’s material impacts related to social topics.

Social Standards