Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a multi-stakeholder, network-based organization. Its Secretariat is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
GRI has pioneered and developed a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world. The Framework enables all organizations to measure and report their economic, environmental, social and governance performance ñ the four key areas of sustainability.
The Secretariat acts as a hub, coordinating the activity of GRIís many network partners. GRI has Focal Points ñ regional offices ñ in Australia, Brazil, China, India and the USA. Its global network includes more than 600 Organizational Stakeholders ñ core supporters ñ and some 30,000 people representing different sectors and constituencies.
The Reporting Framework ñ which includes the Reporting Guidelines, Sector Guidelines and other resources ñ enables greater organizational transparency about economic, environmental, social and governance performance. This transparency and accountability builds stakeholdersí trust in organizations, and can lead to many other benefits. Thousands of organizations, of all sizes and sectors, use GRIís Framework in order to understand and communicate their sustainability performance.
GRI also enjoys strategic partnerships with the United Nations Environment Programme, the UN Global Compact, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Organization for Standardization and many others.
GRIís Guidelines are developed with the expertise of the people in its network. International working groups, stakeholder engagement, and due process ñ including Public Comment Periods ñ help make the Guidelines suitable and credible for all organizations.