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Reporting in line with the Global Reporting Initiative
We used the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3.1 guideline for the Shell Sustainability Report 2014, our 2014 Annual Report and Form 20-F, and this website; confirmation by GRI is documented on our GRI Content Index.
What is the Global Reporting Initiative?
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has developed Sustainability Reporting Guidelines that strive to increase the transparency and accountability of economic, environmental, and social performance. It was established in 1997 in partnership with the United Nations’ Environment Programme. It is an international, multi-stakeholder and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. These guidelines are for voluntary use by organisations for reporting on the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of their activities, products and services.
We recognise the value of the GRI in assisting the process of improving disclosure by identifying sustainability indicators, and in enhancing the comparability and standardisation of reporting. In 1999 we began to work with the GRI to test their guidelines and support their further development.