Reporting Standards

  • GRI Pushes for Mining, Energy, and Financial Disclosures

    December 30, 2016

    The Global Reporting Initiative and the Chilean academic institute Centro Vincular-PUCV have produced a study in which they call for expansive reporting on human rights impacts in the operations and supply chains of businesses in the mining, energy, and financial industries.

  • Bloomberg, Carney Tout Climate Disclosure Report

    December 21, 2016

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney have published an article praising the recommendations of a taskforce of the G20 group of countries' Financial Stability Board pushing for global corporate disclosures on the financial impacts of climate change.

  • GRI Pressures Businesses on Anti-Poverty Initiatives

    December 21, 2016

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has announced a new project, funded by the UK and Swedish governments, to determine how ramped-up business reporting standards can produce data that would help GRI and other stakeholders pressure companies to do more to alleviate poverty in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • NGOs Seek Corporate BHR Reporting Rules in UK

    December 15, 2016

    A coalition of nongovernmental organizations called CORE has praised the UK government's planned consideration of rules that would require corporations to report on their social and environmental impacts as part of the government's corporate governance consultations, in line with the global business and human rights (BHR) reporting agenda.

  • NGOs Seek Stronger French BHR Diligence Plan

    December 15, 2016

    A group of nongovernmental organizations called the European Coalition for Corporate Justice has praised a French bill, passed by the country's National Assembly, requiring corporate "due diligence" to counter business and human rights (BHR) impacts but calls for stronger provisions on remedies for alleged victims of BHR violations.

  • GRI Launch Events Show Breadth of Reporting Standards

    December 14, 2016

    Through global launch events on six continents, the Global Reporting Initiative has demonstrated how it expects business leaders around the world to use its "ubiquitous" global standards for "sustainability reporting" to publicly disclose the impacts of their operations on the UN's sustainable development agenda.

  • France Implements EU Law on Israeli Settlement Products

    December 12, 2016

    The Independent reports that the French government has become the first in the EU member states to transpose EU regulations into national law requiring that businesses specify on labels of products made in West Bank settlements that they are from an "Israeli settlement" to avoid misleading consumers.

  • ISO Produces Environmental Technology Standard

    December 08, 2016

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) explains how it is seeking to contribute to the UN's "sustainable development" agenda by releasing a global "environmental technology verification" standard to permit climate-friendly technologies to reach new markets.

  • EU Agrees Regulation on Conflict Minerals Checks

    December 05, 2016

    EU institutions have agreed to a draft regulation requiring "all but the smallest" European importers of "conflict minerals" from war-torn areas of Africa to perform "due diligence" checks on the source of these minerals and "encouraging" large companies to publicly report on their mineral sourcing practices.

  • EU Parliament Seeks Bank Information Disclosure

    December 05, 2016

    The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for EU rules providing for the automatic exchange of bank account owner information by EU member states to prevent tax avoidance in the bloc.

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