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Global Reporting Initiative

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For the past 10 years many companies have started reporting on the impact of their company on the world. Many companies have also started producing separate annual Corporate Social Responsibilty or Sustainability reports. This type of report covers information about economic, environmental, social and governance performance.

A Non-Governmental Organization was formed in 1997 and is now called the Global Reporting Initiative. This organization has a specific website where issues relating to corporate sustainability are posted and guidelines are issued. These guidelines are now widely used as a reporting framework for performance on human rights, labor, environmental, anti-corruption, and other corporate citizenship issues. In 2006 the third generation of guidelines were issued: GRI3. Work is already underway on vesion 4 of the guidelines.



The GRI website in 2011 offered an excel file with annual lists of the companies which reported on sustainability. Each company that reports using the GRI guidelines gets issued a GRI Code. The GRI codes for the companies are included in the lists. The excel file can be downloaded here. The GRI website also offers a database on these types of reports from over 3000 companies worldwide:


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09:21 PM - 20 December 2011


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