GRI 413: Local Communities 2016

contains disclosures for organizations/companies to report information about their impacts related to local communities.

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GRI 413: Local Communities 2016

Contains disclosures for organizations to report information about their impacts related to local communities, and how they manage these impacts šŸ’„.

The Standard is structured as follows:

  • Section 1 contains a requirement, which provides information about how the organization manages its impacts related to local communities.

  • Section 2 contains two disclosures, which provide information about the organizationā€™s impacts related to local communities.

  • 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 and additional references 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 local communities. In the GRI Standards, local communities are defined as individuals or groups of individuals living or working in areas that are affected or that could be affected by the organizationā€™s activities. The local community can range from those living adjacent to the organization's operations to those living at a distance.

An organizationā€™s activities and infrastructure can have significant economic, social, cultural, and/or environmental impacts on local communities. Where possible, organizations are expected to anticipate and avoid negative impacts on local communities. Establishing a timely and effective stakeholder identification and engagement process is important to help organizations understand the vulnerability of local communities and how these might be affected by the organizationā€™s activities.

Due to the heterogeneous nature of local communities, an organization is expected to consider the differentiated nature of communities and the distinct and specific vulnerabilities these groups can suffer as a result of the organizationā€™s activities.

These concepts are covered in key instruments of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations: see the Bibliography.

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