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Reporting in line with the Global Reporting Initiative
We use the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3.1 guidelines for the Shell Sustainability Report 2013, our 2013 Annual Report and Form 20-F, and this website. GRI confirm that we have applied the G3.1 guidelines to an A+ level.
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. The GRI 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. The Global Reporting Initiative released its G3 guidelines in 2006.
We recognise the value of the GRI in assisting the process of improving disclosure by identifying better 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. We continue to use the G3 guidelines for our sustainability reporting. We use the G3.1 guidelines for our sustainability reporting that includes the Oil and Gas Sector Supplement.