Global Reporting Initiative+Non renewable Materials Used G4 EN1 a

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What is the total weight of non-renewable materials that are used to produce and package the organization's primary products and services during the reporting period?
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Metric Type
Value Type
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Corporate Social Responsibility Report

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standard Guidelines. 

GRI 301 addresses the topic of materials. The inputs used to manufacture and package an organization’s products and services can be nonrenewable materials, such as minerals, metals, oil, gas, or coal; or renewable materials, such as wood or water. Both renewable and non-renewable materials can be composed of virgin or recycled input materials. 

The type and amount of materials the organization uses can indicate its dependence on natural resources, and the impacts it has on their availability. The organization’s contribution to resource conservation can be indicated by its approach to recycling, reusing and reclaiming materials, products, and packaging. 

The disclosures in this Standard can provide information about an organization’s impacts related to materials, and how it manages these impacts.

In 2018, the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were superseded by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI standards). For this metric, the code G4-EN1 is used in company reporting prior to 2018, and the new GRI 301-1 code used in reporting from 2018 onwards. The methodology for the former G4 standard for this metric can be found here


For this metric question you are being asked to identify the total weight of non-renewable materials used by the organization for a specific year. Start by searching publicly available documents like Annual and CSR reports.  

Keywords and search terms for this metric

- Material

- Product

- Non-renewable

- 301-1


- GRI Index

Answers & Calculations

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Companies may report material weight in hundreds, thousands or millions of tonnes. Make sure you check the unit of measurement and enter the full number into the answer field.

E.g. If the company says '0.5 million tonnes material' the answer should be entered on WikiRate as '500,000 tonnes'