The GRI is a leading organization in the field of sustainability, founded in Boston in 1997, which promotes the adoption, by all types of organizations, of reporting systems aimed at transparency and accountability with attention to all sustainability issues, with the aim of contributing to global sustainable development.
GRI is a nonprofit organization with a structure based on a Network. Its business involves thousands of professionals from different sectors, cultures and countries.The first version of the Guidelines for the preparation of a sustainability report was published in 2000 and, in May 2013, the fourth generation was called G4.
The Mission of the GRI is to make available to companies and organizations of all types, established practices that constitute a standard reference in the measurement and reporting on the environmental performance, social and economic impacts. Today, around the world, 6,864 organizations took part in the Network of the GRI and, over the years, a total of 17,912 reports of sustainability that follow these principles have been published.
In 2013 the General Assembly of the United Nations has recognized the GRI as a key reference partner in the promotion and dissemination of reporting systems for sustainability in all companies of all sectors.