Draft Version of the 2002 GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines published

Source: Global Reporting Initiative, 2 April 2002

The GRI is pleased to release the Draft Version of the 2002 GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for public review and comment.
The road to this Draft Version of the Guidelines began in July 2000, immediately after release of the June 2000 Guidelines. The process has benefited from the involvement of hundreds of organisations and individuals, including both reporters and report users. GRI pursued a consensus-based, multi-stakeholder consultative process to develop this Draft Version. To all organisations and individuals that have been part of this two-year process, GRI extends its deepest appreciation.

Public Comment Process

This posting begins the review period which ends on 26 May 2002. GRI encourages comments from all parties on all aspects of the Draft Guidelines,
including its overall architecture, flow, content, and usability. The
feedback will inform the RWG’s revisions to the draft, which in turn will lead to a final version submitted to the GRI Board for its review and
approval in late June 2002. The dcheduled release of the 2002 Guidelines is July 2002. All public comments eventually will be available on the GRI website. GRI looks forward to receiving comments and working to further enhance the quality of the Guidelines prior to their final release.

Submitting Comments

Comments may be submitted by 26 May 2002 by:

– E-mail: guidelines@globalreporting.org
– Fax: +1-617-267-5400
– Post: 2002 Guidelines Comments, GRI Interim Secretariat, 11 Arlington
St., Boston MA, USA 02116

General questions pertaining to this comment process should be addressed to:

Mr. Sean Gilbert, Guidelines Manager

Download the draft 2002 guidelines