Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a long-term, multi-stakeholder, international process whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable sustainability reporting standards. These standards are for voluntary use by organizations for reporting on economic, environmental and social dimensions of their activities, products, and services. GRI collaborates amongst other with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Global Compact.
Hydro is a Gold Community member to GRI, and Vice President and Head of Extra-Financial Reporting, Kirsten Margrethe Hovi, is a member of the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). Hydro employees may participate in working groups as appropriate, based on their own merits. Financial contributions are given as ordinary membership fee. In 2017, Hydro hosted the GRI Standards launch in Norway, supporting GRI with additional 2,500 Euros to partially cover their costs.