Global Reporting Initiative
GRI promotes adoption of CSR standards and voluntary reporting by corporations. The Global Reporting Initiative is an multi-stakeholder, international initiative established to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. These Guidelines are for voluntary use by organizations for reporting the impact of their activities, products, and services. The GRI seeks to elevate the quality of sustainability reporting and to achieve greater comparability, consistency, and usefulness of the reports. The 2002 GRI Guidelines consist of 54 core indicators and are organized into environmental, financial, and social dimensions. To produce a GRI-compliant report a business must report on all core indicators or provide a reason why they did not do so. The indicators are extensive and cover such issues as economic impact, natural resource consumption, impact on biodiversity and wetland, training and education, and child labour.
United Nations Global Compact
The Global Compact brings companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support nine principles in the areas of human rights, labour and the environment. The Global Compact seeks to advance responsible corporate citizenship so that business can be part of the solution to the challenges of globalization.
Council on Economic Priorities
The CEP is a public service research organization, dedicated to the accurate and impartial analysis of the social and environmental records of corporations.