GRI’s Vision A sustainable global economy where organizations manage their economic, environmental, social and governance performance and impacts responsibly and report transparently.
GRI’s Mission To make sustainability reporting standard practice by providing guidance and support to organizations.
Improve Build Enhance and expand the Create awareness and capability technical features of the GRI for sustainability reporting Reporting Framework Integrate ShapeContribute to the development the reporting environment of Integrated Reporting
GRI Governance OverviewThe Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) governance structure iscomprisedof:• The Board of Directors (Board) – responsible for GRI’s overall management• The Stakeholder Council (SC) – the strategic advisory body to the Board• The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) – the technical advisory body to the BoardGRI is staffed by a permanent Secretariat, predominantly based inAmsterdam.
GRI Board of DirectorsThe GRI’s Board of Directors has the ultimate fiduciary,financial and legal responsibility for the GRI, including finaldecision-making authority on GRI Guidelines revisions,organizational strategy, and work plans. The Board alsoprovides direct oversight to the Chief Executive.In their capacity as Board members, these individuals canrepresent GRI on public platforms, provide strategic advice, orassist in fundraising and network-building efforts. Officialspokespeople of GRI are the Chairman of the Board and theChief Executive.More info: https://www.globalreporting.org/network/network-structure/board-of-directors/Pages/default.aspx
Technical Advisory CommitteeThe Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides high-leveltechnical advice and expertise to the Board of Directors.Their role involves ensuring GRI’s due process is followed in theongoing development of the GRI Sustainability ReportingFramework, including the Guidelines, Sector Supplements andNational Annexes.More info: https://www.globalreporting.org/network/network-structure/technical-advisory-committee/Pages/default.aspx
Stakeholder CouncilThe Stakeholder Council (SC) is GRI’s formal multi-stakeholderadvisory body, which debates and deliberates key strategic andpolicy issues with a view towards providing advice to the GRIBoard.The SC meets annually and comprises a balance of stakeholderand geographic constituencies.More info: https://www.globalreporting.org/network/network-structure/stakeholder-council/Pages/default.aspx
Advisory GroupAdvisory Groups are established from time to time on an adhoc basis to provide specific advice to GRI’s governance bodies.At present, the Governmental Advisory Group (GovGroup) isthe only established advisory group. It is an informal advisorybody to the GRI Board and Chief Executive.Members are representatives of governments and publicauthorities with an interest in environmental, social andgovernance disclosure. The GovGroup provides the GRI Boardand the Executive team with a direct source of advice fromgovernments.More info: https://www.globalreporting.org/network/network-structure/governmental-advisory-group/Pages/default.aspx
Key peopleHerman Mulder – Chairman of the Board of DirectorsKarin Ireton – Chairman of the Stakeholder CouncilDenise Esdon – Chairman of the Technical Advisory CommitteeErnst Ligteringen – Chief Executive