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|About||The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) drives sustainability reporting by all organizations.|
|Mission||To empower decision makers everywhere through our sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.|
GRI is an international independent 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, corruption and many others.
In pursuit of this we have pioneered sustainability reporting since the late 1990s, transforming it from a niche practice to one now adopted by a growing majority of organizations. GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards are foundational to this success. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters. Of the world’s largest 250 corporations, 93% report on their sustainability performance and 82% of these use GRI’s Standards to do so.
Today, information from the sustainability reporting process is being used in more ways than ever before by diverse groups of stakeholders to address their specific needs. From its use in business intelligence to creating new lines of business, organizations and individuals are finding new value from sustainability reporting information. It’s an exciting time with increasing innovation and collaboration giving rise to an era where strategic business and smart policy decisions are made with these important sustainability issues in mind.
As the global cornerstone of sustainability reporting, it is our responsibility to work with our growing community to explore this new era.