The GRI Standards is a set of reporting standards to define the contents of sustainability reports. The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has just updated two of these GRI Standards, 303:Water and 403:Occupational Health and Safety. The board has launched a public consultation period from 10 August to 9 October 2017 to comment on these drafts.
GRI Revision: What has changed?
These two standards were the first to be updated according the Global Sustainability Standards Board’s formal due process.
The new draft versions include the following changes:
- Updated reporting requirements, recommendations and guidance in both standards
- Additional requirements on how to manage the topic in both standards
- Alignment of both standards with related key international instruments
- New content in GRI 303: Water and Effluents covering discharges, level of treatment, and water consumption, along with emphasis on impacts in water-stressed areas and the supply chain
- New content in GRI 403: OHS, including a greater emphasis on hazards and the application of the hierarchy of controls, improved methodologies for calculating injury and illness data, and new leading indicators on the extent to which workers are covered by management systems and have access to occupational health services
GRI Revision: How to take part?
Now that the GRI revision is effective, any stakeholder can comment on the draft.
In order to do so,
- Create an account if not already having one
- Go to the online consultation platform
- Provide your feedback before the 9 of October
For more information on the GRI Revision for these two standards,
If you do not want to comment on the draft, do not hesitate to spread the word to other stakeholders who would wish to take part in the public consultation.
If you are interested in the GRI Standards in general, consult the dedicated pages and download the set of standards. Wheen looking for support in creating your CSR report in accordance with the GRI Standards, consult DFGE GRI Services or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.