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GRI 306: Waste 2020 is launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of GRI 306: Waste 2020


GRI 306: Waste 2020, the first globally applicable tool for organizations to report and communicate on their waste impacts. The Waste Standard introduces a stronger relationship between materials and waste to assist reporters in identifying and managing their waste-related practices, and impacts, throughout their value chain.


By including updated disclosures, circularity and waste prevention concepts, the Waste Standard reflects global best practices on waste management. This provides for a practical and usable tool and harmonization with SDG 12. GRI 306: Waste 2020 includes two management approach and three topic-specific disclosures that will support organizations to:

 Understand and publicly report how procurement, design and use of materials lead to waste-related impacts.

  • Provide comprehensive insights into the quantity and quality of waste – including its causes, where it is generated and how impacts are managed.
  • Identify and report on circularity and waste prevention opportunities and actions.
  • Assess and take responsibility for waste generated throughout the value chain, both upstream and downstream. 

To support the public release of GRI 306: Waste 2020, we have organized the following webinars:


A waste standard

for the post-pandemic world9 June 2020

10am - 11am CEST 

How COVID-19 has impacted waste management globally, and the role of GRI 306 to enable transparent reporting and stakeholder engagement

Waste reporting - a gateway

to the circular transition11 June 2020

4pm - 5pm CEST 

Importance of circularity for business resilience and the tools that can help (as provided by GRI, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WBCSD)

The Waste Standard updates, expands and replaces GRI 306: Effluents & Waste 2016. It is applicable for organizations of all sizes, wherever they are in their waste management and reporting practice. Visit the project page to stay informed on the latest Waste Standard updates and events. The content of GRI 306: Waste 2020 was developed by a 15-member expert working group and underwent an open public comment period in 2019.  


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