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GRI Conference to Feature Next Version of Reporting Guidelines

(New York, 25 September 2006) - On 5 October 2006, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will officially launch the Third Generation (“G3”) version of the GRI reporting guidelines. The new comprehensive disclosure framework will assist companies and organizations alike to communicate their sustainability performance. The G3 Guidelines will be introduced during GRI’s three-day international conference “Reporting: A Measure of Sustainability” taking place in Amsterdam from 4-6 October 2006.  

“The release of the G3 Guidelines is a significant development for everyone working to advance corporate citizenship,” said Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, who will be speaking at next week’s conference. “The new guidelines enable companies to produce more effective, high-quality reports on responsible business practices – a step that strengthens our collective ability to create more sustainable and inclusive markets.”

For more information on the GRI conference, please visit http://www.grig3.org/