Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Agriculture Sector

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Louis Coppola

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Sustainability – What Matters in the Agriculture Sector?
Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Agriculture Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 26 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.
The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Agriculture Sector are:

  1. Child Labor
  2. Prevention of Forced and Compulsory Labor
  3. Biodiversity
  4. Public Policy
  5. Water
  6. Non-Discrimination
  7. Anti-Competitive Behavior
  8. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
  9. Occupational Health and Safety
  10. Indirect Economic Impacts

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:
The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:
Organizations included in the Agriculture Sector study are:
AGCO Corp, AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, Agrium, Becker Underwood, Bunge Argentina, Camposol, Copersucar, Danper Trujillo, First Resources, Golden Agri-Resources Ltd, Grupo Los Grobo, Grupo Viralcool, Incauca, Ingenio Pichichi, inpEV (Instituto Nacional de Processamento de Embalagens Vazias), Jain Irrigation Systems, Kelani Valley Plantations PLC, KWS SAAT, Monsanto, Monsanto Latin America South, Netafim, Nidera Argentina, Novus International, Inc., Olam International Limited, Syngenta, Yara International
About G&A Institute (
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (  The resulting “most important” to “least important” ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (

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