USGBC Joins Global Reporting Initiative as an Organizational Stakeholder

Washington, D.C. –The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)  has joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as an Organizational Stakeholder (OS), becoming a member of GRI’s global network of organizations and companies that are committed to transparency, accountability and sustainable development.

GRI is a network-based organization that produces a consensus-based, globally used sustainability Reporting Framework, allowing users to produce transparent, fully disclosed reports on environmental, social and governance performance. Working with the United Nations, governments and many prominent companies, GRI is the world’s most widely used corporate social responsibility reporting mechanism.

The GRI OS program broadens participation around transparency in sustainability, providing legitimacy to the process of reporting on triple bottom line efforts. As an Organizational Stakeholder, USGBC will contribute to the continual improvement and help shape the parameters of GRI’s Reporting Framework. USGBC and GRI share a vision of a global community that can sustain the health and vitality of all  people, environments and economies. Both organizations recognize the importance of defining and measuring our success and progress. USGBC and GRI are also aligned in respective missions to promote transparency and transform standard practices in the marketplace in order to perform in a profitable, socially and environmentally responsible manner.