GRI G4 Guidelines released at GRI Conference 2013

27 May 2013

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the leading global sustainability reporting framework, has released its fourth iteration G4 at the GRI Conference 2013 in Amsterdam. Paia was represented by our Director Carrie Johnson.

There are two parts in G4 Guidelines. Users should begin with Part 1, which elaborates on the Reporting Principles and Standard Disclosures, then move on to Part 2 which is the Implementation Manual.

Part 1 is particularly important with the renewed and heavily emphasised focus on materiality in G4. “The emphasis on what is material encourages organizations to provide only information that is critical to their business and stakeholders. This means organizations and report users can concentrate on the sustainability impacts that matter, resulting in reports that are more strategic, more focused, more credible, and easier for stakeholders to navigate.”

Download them here: Part 1 & Part 2


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Paia will be organising workshops for companies who wish to have an in-depth understanding on implications for G4. Email us at if you are interested.