The Standards will be required for all reports (or other materials that reference the GRI framework) which are published after this deadline and GRI won’t provide further support for reports that continue to use the G4 guidelines.
Since 2000, GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines have been used by organizations in more than 90 countries to report non-financial information – on their impacts on:
In 2016, GRI made efforts to further improve the quality and ease of use of the guidelines, a change that resulted in the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) – see details here.
The Standards feature a modular, interrelated structure, and represent the global best practice for reporting on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts. This makes them easier to update, so that they keep pace with developments in the different fields.
All key concepts and most disclosures from G4
have carried through to the GRI Standards:
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