CSR standards

New International Standard for the UN in the field of business and human rights

John Ruggie

On June 16, 2011 the United Nations Human Rights Council  endorsed the Guiding Principles (GPs) for business and human rights developed by Professor John Ruggie. The decision, reached by consensus, marked the first time the Council (or its predecessor, the …

GRI opens the public discussion on the Media Sector Supplement


4 May, Amsterdam – The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) opens the Public Comment Period on the final draft of the Media Sector Supplement. This Public Comment Period lasts until 4 August 2011 and is the publics’ main opportunity to provide …

The Global Reporting Initiative is working on the G4 development


12 May, Amsterdam – The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is working on its fourth iteration. Ms. Lisa French, Director – Reporting Framework at the GRI, explains the what, why and how of G4. GRI produces the world’s most comprehensive guidance to …

NEN gives a possibility to organizations for declaration of the application of ISO 26000


April 2011, Amsterdam – ISO 26000:2010 has the nature of guidance and is therefore not appropriate and explicitly also not intended for certification. Nevertheless organizations have an increasing desire to show that they are applying ISO 26000. Principles ISO 26000 …

GRI begins the work on new Sustainability Reporting Guidelines


4 May, Amsterdam – The next generation of Sustainability Reporting Guidelines is now under development, announces GRI. GRI is asking its network and the public to provide input in this first phase of development, to help shape the world’s most …

Sustainability reporting: most complete guidance ever


The most comprehensive and complete sustainability reporting guidance is now available, as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launches its G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines today (23 March 2011).

CSR National Standard Development: questions and answers


In the framework of the National Mirror Committee for the development of the international standard of social responsibility ISO 26000, the social responsibility (SR) national standard project is currently developed and was presented to the specialists of the working group of the National Mirror Committee.

OECD guidance for transnational companies


The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are the most comprehensive instrument in existence today for corporate responsibility multilaterally agreed by governments.The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) are recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises.

AA 1000


Accountability 1000 (AA1000) is the work of ISEA – the Institute for Social and Ethical Accountability. ISEA (also known as AccountAbility) is an international membership organisation, based in the UK. It exists to encourage ethical behaviour in business and non-profit organisations.

Global Reporting Initiative


The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that has pioneered the development of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework and is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide.