Dec 11, 2011

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

(GRI), The Global Reporting Initiative is a multi-stakeholder process and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. These guidelines are intended for use by organizations for reporting on the environmental, economic and social activities, products and services. The GRI includes the active participation of representatives from business, investment, human rights, accounting, environment, research and trade unions around the world.

Started in 1997 by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES), the GRI became independent in 2002 and is a center official cooperation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and works with the Global Compact of the UN Secretary General. Guidelines of the GRI Sustainability Reporting cover a broad spectrum of social responsibility issues related to organization

(1) Economic performance (such as wages and benefits, training, research and development)

(2) Environmental performance (eg usage, energy, water and materials, emissions of greenhouse gas emissions, land use / biodiversity), and

(3) Social services (such as labor and human rights, health and safety, employee retention).

In addition to the basic guidelines of the GRI,  it is also responsible for developing a set of guidelines for dietary supplement industry, for example, financial and mining communities. While the GRI is a reference book / Only there is a growing influence in the debate on ways and means should a company structure and governance transparency and reporting, and sustainability efforts in general.

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