GRI Standards Reporting

Project management, review / editing of content, GRI content indexes, ‘in accordance’ level examination letter, and more…

  • Structuring and educating the internal reporting process / team
  • Draft, review, edit and align content with GRI Standards requirements
  • Assistance in identifying internal content owners and SMEs
  • Organize content "flow" into report project management system
  • G&A Institute is GRI's Data Partner for the U.S., the U.K., and Republic of Ireland

More on GRI Standards Reporting

The G&A Team is expert in analyzing corporate disclosure, transparency and structured reporting, especially with regard to ESG strategy, organization and performance. We analyze many corporate reports as part of our responsibilities as Data Partner for the U.S., the U.K., and Republic of Ireland for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This continuous activity provides G&A with a comprehensive understanding of, and content related to, the GRI reporting activities of thousands of corporations and institutions.

GRI Standards - completely replacing the G4 (fourth generation) framework in May 2018 - is a widely-accepted Framework for corporate sustainability reporting. Our continuous, in-depth analyses yield important knowledge sets for advising clients on their reporting. G&A team members have been involved in corporate disclosure practices for more than three decades.

If a company is already publishing sustainability and/or responsibility (or citizenship) reports, we will provide an in-depth view of where the reporting can be improved or expanded. And, if the report is not GRI Framework-compliant, we can assist the corporate team in creating more effective and comprehensive reporting in subsequent reports that more closely align with the expectations of the GRI user base.

These exercises are helpful whether the report is to be GRI-compliant or not; our recommendation is usually that a corporation strive to be aligned with the GRI Framework and responsive to the UN Global Compact to the extent possible and practical. The advantages are many, as a growing number of credible third party raters and rankers turn to the GRI reports to help identify the disclosures and information that form the basis of public lists, rankings and accolades.

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Important Background
The GRI Standards feature three universal standards:  GRI 101, GRI 102 and GRI 103; these are applicable to all organizations; there are 33 topic-specific standards (such as for Economic, Environmental and Social). To report “In Accordance” with the “Core” level organizations have to report on 33 General Disclosures and one from each of the topic-specific standards that are material to the business.  To report “In Accordance” with the “Comprehensive” level, organizations must report on all General Disclosures and all disclosures from each topic deemed to be material.  

Note:  After July 1, 2018, all companies and institutions must use the GRI Standards for all GRI reporting.