GRI Expands Search Categories of Sustainability Report Database

GRI, supported by its Data Partners (including yours truly), is continuing to improve its data base of sustainability reports which use the GRI frameworks. The searchable categories in GRI's spreadsheet will be expanded to also provide information on sector supplements used (applies to Electric Utilities, Financial Sector, NGO, Food Processing, Mining & Metals sectors for which finalized sector supplements have already been published), highlight if reports are integrated and if the reporter is an SME. For the latter, GRI will use the European definition: an SME has less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euro.  Hope that resorting to a European definition of SME does not create reporting barriers or, worse still, another a transatlantic rift and re-emergence of 'American Fries'...:-)