GRI 415: Public Policy 2016
Contains disclosures for organizations to report information about their public policy-related impacts, and how they manage these impacts 💥.
The Standard is structured as follows:
Section 1 contains a requirement, which provides information about how the organization manages its public policy-related impacts.
Section 2 contains two disclosures, which provide information about the organization’s public policy-related impacts.
The Glossary contains defined terms with a specific meaning when used in the GRI Standards. The terms are underlined in the text of the GRI Standards and linked to the definitions.
The Bibliography lists authoritative intergovernmental instruments used in developing this Standard.
The rest of the Introduction section provides a background on the topic, an overview of the system of GRI Standards, and further information on using this Standard.
Background on the topic
This Standard addresses the topic of public policy. This includes an organization’s participation in the development of public policy, through activities such as lobbying and making financial or in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, or causes.
While an organization can positively support the public political process and encourage the development of public a policy that benefits society at large, this can also bring risks associated with corruption, bribery, and undue influence, among others.
These concepts are covered in key instruments of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: see the Bibliography.
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