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Earth Charter and the Global Impact

Earth Charter and the Global Impact

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 The Earth Charter,GRI, and theGlobal Compact:
Guidance to Users on the Synergies in Application and Reporting
This document is available for free download on www.globalreporting.org
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© 2008 GRI
About GRI’s Research andDevelopment PublicationSeries
GRI’s world class research and developmentprogram supports a commitment to continuousimprovement by investigating challenging issuesaround reporting and innovating new ways toapply the GRI Reporting Framework in conjunctionwith other standards.Publications in the GRI Research and DevelopmentSeries are presented in three categories:Research and implications on reportingrelated to subject such as biodiversityand genderTracking reporting practice andimplementation, and assessing uturescenarios.Guidance or using the GRI ReportingFramework in combination with otherstandards
This document ‘The Earth Charter, GRI, and theGlobal Compact: Guidance to Users on the Synergiesin Application and Reporting’, alls under the
 This document is copyright-protected by StichtingGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI). The reproductionand distribution o this document or inormationand/or use in preparing a sustainability reportis permitted without prior permission rom GRI.However neither this document nor any extractrom it may be reproduced, stored, translated, ortranserred in any orm or by any means (electronic,mechanical, photocopies, recorded, or otherwise)or any other purpose without prior writtenpermission rom GRI.Global Reporting Initiative, the Global ReportingInitiative logo, Sustainability Reporting Guidelines,and GRI are trademarks o the Global ReportingInitiative.© 2008 GRIISBN number: 978-90-8866-020-7
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GRI Research andDevelopment Series
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 The Global Reporting Initiative
 The Global Reporting Initiative
(GRI) is a multi-stakeholder non-prot organization that developsand publishes guidelines or reporting oneconomic, environmental, and social perormance(‘sustainability perormance’). The GRI’sSustainability Reporting Guidelines have been usedby over 1000 organizations worldwide, with manymore organizations considering them inormallyduring the preparation o their public reports. The Guidelines are developed through a uniquemulti-stakeholder consultative process involvingrepresentatives rom reporting organizations andreport inormation users rom around the world.First published in 2000 and then revised in 2002, theGuidelines have now entered their third generation,reerred to as the GRI G3 Guidelines which werereleased in October 2006.
Research conducted by:
Paul Hohnen
 Tuuli Sauren, INSPIRIT InternationalCommunications, Sustainable Design andpromotion group
 The Earth Charter
Changing the world does not have to be hard orcostly, the best answers to how to promote yourbusiness while simultaneously helping the world,can be ound within the company.Launched in 2000, the Earth Charter is the producto a dialogue among experts and citizens rom allbackgrounds around the world. Its value or businessis that it oers a shared vision and principles or amore just, sustainable and peaceul world. It is avoluntary instrument, and can be used to inspire andcatalyze action.For more inormation please consult the EarthCharter Initiative website which provides examplesand suggestions or concrete action and a numbero useul guidance document, which demonstrate itscompatibility with the UN Millennium DevelopmentGoals, The UN Global Compact and the GlobalReporting Initiative (GRI). www.earthcharter.orgEarth Charter International (ECI) would like toexpress its appreciation to both the UN GlobalCompact Oce and the Global Reporting Initiative(GRI) secretariat or their inputs to this paper.Responsibility or the contents o the paper,however, rests ully with the ECI. ECI would also liketo acknowledge with appreciation the support o the Earth Charter Aliate in the Netherlands, NCDO(National Committee or International Cooperationand Sustainable Development) and especially thework o Paul Hohnen in researching and drating thepaper.

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