The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has
issued updated sustainability reporting guidelines.

The G3.1 guidelines include
updates to human rights, gender and community information and a
Technical Protocol guide to help companies determine what
to measure and report on, for organisations to produce relevant
reports more easily.

GRI deputy chief executive Nelmara Arbex said
both of the guides will improve the transparency of a wide range of
important, but often neglected, issues.

Businesses who are already reporting on
sustainability performance can continue to use the current G3
guidelines or the updated G3.1 guidelines.

Both versions will remain valid until the next
generation of guidelines (G4) are in place which are due to be
launched in 2013 and will be the only valid version of the
guidelines in 2015.