The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has
established a new office in the US to provide support to companies
that produce sustainability reports.

Focal Point USA aims to boost the number of US
companies reporting on sustainability and increase the quality of
reporting. The office will also increase the input of US companies
in the development of sustainability reporting guidelines.

Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC have
all pledged to provide sponsorship for Focal Point USA for the
first two years.

“A consistent reporting framework – with the
important work of GRI Focal Point USA – will enable companies to
focus on the upside of sustainability-related business
opportunities while also meeting the disclosure and reporting needs
of external stakeholders,” said PwC US sustainability and climate
change leader Kathy Nieland.