Overall, GRI G3.1 comprise about 10% of all the registered 2011 GRI reports. The GRI G3 and GRI G3.1 Guidelines will continue to remain valid until the end of the transition period to GRI G4. The mining companies which have already adopted GRI G3.1 for the 2011 reporting period and are covered in GRI's database are as follows:
GRI’s G4 Guidelines are still under development and are expected to be launched in May 2013. Historically, the introduction of a new generation of GRI guidelines have allowed for a two-year transition period.
Is your mining company (or the one you are advising) in the process of adopting GRI G3.1 for its next sustainability reporting cycle? What are some of the challenges you have been encountering? Or do you expect to wait until GRI G4 has been published?