Overarching Due Process Principles
1. GRI Working Groups are the primary means for developing and revising the text of GRI Framework documents.
2. GRI Working Groups should be multi-stakeholder in their constituency composition. Working Groups developing Reporting Framework Documents for global application must also be global in their composition. The primary constituencies for working groups should be: business, mediating institutions, labor, and civil society.
3. Any individual may serve on GRI Working Groups. Appointment to working groups is based on the expertise of the individuals and the composition needs of the Working Group.
4. The Secretariat forms GRI Working Groups under the direction of the Board in order to implement the technical agenda. Individuals involved in working groups are solicited and selected by the Secretariat taking into consideration potential participants from the Stakeholder Council and Technical Advisory Committee.
5. Working group membership is allocated to individuals rather than to organizations. The GRI Secretariat is responsible for identifying an appropriate replacement in the event that a member must retire from a working group prior to the completion of its task.
6. GRI Working Groups seek to reach decisions by consensus. In the event that consensus proves impossible, minority opinions must be documented for the Technical Advisory Committee’s consideration during their review of the working group outputs. The resolution of these issues must be communicated to the Board and the Stakeholder Council for any documents in the GRI Framework which are subsequently forwarded to these bodies for their review and decision.