This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-HR12 - ‘Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms’. This disclosure is broader than depicted within the metric description. It also asks for:
- G4-HR12-a: Total number of grievances about human rights impacts filed through formal grievance mechanisms during the reporting period.
- G4-HR12-b: Of the identified grievances, how many were:
Addressed during the reporting period
Resolved during the reporting period
Disputes may occur over the human rights impacts of an organization’s activities and relationships with others (such as entities in the supply chain). Effective grievance mechanisms play an important role in the successful protection of human rights.