GRI – Global Reporting Initiative – is an international organisation under whose auspices a number of interest groups in society have drawn up global guidelines for how companies are to report on parameters covered by the concept of sustainable development.
The purpose of GRI is to create uniformity in sustainability reporting and to make it easier to assess and compare companies from social, environmental and economic perspectives. Application of GRI guidelines is voluntary.
Holmen takes a positive view of GRI and has been following its guidelines for sustainability reporting since 2006. Up until the 2014 annual report, Holmen reported at GRI A+ level. As of the 2015 annual report, the guidelines in GRI G4 have been used at Core reporting level.
The audit company KPMG has conducted a general review of the contents of Holmen's sustainability reporting in relation to the information requirements in the GRI guidelines for sustainability reporting. Holmen's GRI index with links and KPMG's auditors' report are available on this website.
The GRI organisation's website provides a comprehensive picture of GRI and its regulatory framework. www.globalreporting.org