The Global Reporting Initiative


Corporate Sustainability Reporting has steadily gained traction as part of a company’s reporting plan. In order to ensure the high quality of these reports, organizations have referred to the guidelines set by the Global Reporting Initiative.

Formed in 1997 by non-profit organization Ceres and the Tellus Institute and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an independent institution whose mission is to standardize sustainability reporting and lending its support and guidance to companies that require help on their ecological footprint efforts.

By helping companies report on the various aspects of their products, services and activities, increased understanding on an organization’s contribution to sustainable development is realized.

New Reporting Guidelines released

An updated version of the guidelines has been released recently. Under the said guidelines, companies are encouraged to inform why a specific topic, such as greenhouse gas emissions, is worth evaluating.

The new guidelines aim to provide better support to companies committed to sustainability. As a result, organizations can focus their attention more on the sustainability factors that matter, producing reports that would be more strategic and reliable.

Take PFB Corporation for instance. The company is concerned with the future of the planet and the effects that modern lifestyles may be having on climate change and committed on conducting operations responsibly, mindful of the economic, environmental and social impacts of its operations. They have always placed environmental protection at the highest level of importance in their products, processes and practices. In addition, their intention is also to focus on improving performance related to conversion of inputs, such as materials, energy, and water; into outputs, such as products, emissions, effluents and waste through a process of continuous improvement. Using the GRI specifications help PFB Corporation achieve their sustainability goals.

Guidelines set by GRI are beneficial in raising awareness across corporations and communities around the world towards achieving a sustainable world.

To find out more about the GRI, visit their website at

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