Global Reporting Framework

One of the most popular sustainability mea­sures, at least for social and governance issues in corporate policy, is the Global Reporting Framework.[76] This standard, defined by the Global Reporting Initiative, is one of the few widely-recognized frameworks for reporting corporate-level policies. Covive, a San Francis­co-based design firm, has created an excellent summary of this framework that clarifies many pages of documentation.[77] (See Figure 3.23 on page 99)

The GRI Framework lists criteria in six catego­ries, such as the following:

• Environmental (materials, energy, water, biodiversity, emissions, effluents and waste, products and services, compliance, and transport)

• Human Rights (investment and procure­ment practices, nondiscrimination, freedom of association and collective bargaining, child labor, forced and compulsory labor, security practices, and indigenous rights)

• Labor Practices and Decent Work (em­ployment, labor/management relations, occupational health and safety, training and education, and diversity and equal opportu­nity)

• Society (community, corruption, public policy, anti-competitive behavior, and com­pliance) [78]

marketing communications, customer pri­vacy, and compliance)

• Economics (economic performance, mar­ket presence, and indirect economic im­pacts)