- OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises - Current Guidelines Update
- GRI discussed by The Honourable David Bradbury MP in Keynote Address
- UN Global Compact Network Australia joins with GRI Australia to Present A Conversation with John Elkington
- GRI host Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement Workshop in Sydney
- Next Generation of GRI Guidelines on the Horizon
- 60% Upsurge in GRI reports in 2010
- GRI and A4S Formation of the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC)
- Who'd Trust the Modern Corporation? Summary released
- CPA Australia continues to support Global Reporting Initiative’s Australian Focal Point
- The Future of GRI: Exploring GRI’s Key Propositions – Executive Brief
- UN Global Compact and Global Reporting Initiative Announce New Collaboration
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What is GRI?
TheGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI) has pioneered the development of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework and is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide. This framework sets out the principles and indicators that organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance.
The cornerstone of the framework is the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The latest version of the Guidelines – known as theG3.1 Guidelines – was published in 2011, and is a free public good. G3.1 is an update and completion of the third generation of GRI's Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. These guidelines allow organisations to make meaningful, public, transparent disclosure on their sustainability performance.
A sustainable global economy where organizations manage their economic, environmental, social and governance performance and impacts responsibly and report transparently
To make sustainability reporting standard practice by providing guidance and support to organisations
Research shows that organisations are moving into the right direction; a KPMG survey released in 2008 found that disclosure on corporate economic, environmental and social performance has become the norm among larger companies globally. Over 80 per cent of Global Fortune 250 companies (G250) now disclose their sustainability performance in “sustainability” or “corporate responsibility” reports, of which more than 75% use GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Framework as their basis.
Regional GRI Focal Points
Since its establishment, the GRI network of stakeholders around the world has grown immensely. The GRI Secretariat is constantly looking at ways to more effectively meet the needs of stakeholders in different regions, to increase both the use of and the participation in the development of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework, and to generally strengthen and expand the GRI network.
To date, five regional GRI ‘Focal Points’ have been established through the collaboration between GRI and national host organizations or other national institutions to more effectively address the needs of different stakeholder communities. GRI ‘Focal Points’ consist of one or more individuals employed by host organizations to represent GRI locally and are currently established in Brazil, China, India, the United States of America and Australia. Click here for more information on the GRI 'Focal Points'.
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GRI Focal Point Australia Founding Supporters
GRI Focal Point Australia thanks its Founding Supporters:
GRI Certified Training Program
The following organisations have been certified by GRI as Certified Trainers in Australia, offering an intensive two day training program on GRI.
- Net Balance, in partnership with Swinburne University's National Centre for Sustainability