Sustainability reporting using the GRI Standards enables an organization to publicly disclose its most significant impacts and how it manages these impacts. The purpose of the GRI Sector Standards is to increase transparency by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most within sectors. They will identify and describe a sector’s most significant impacts from a sustainable development perspective and reflect the information needs and expectations of stakeholders. The Mining Sector Standard is the fourth standard developed under the Sector Program and the first one following the pilot projects. More information about the Sector Program, including the full list of prioritized sectors prioritized for a Standard, can be found on the program webpage. Public comment period This exposure draft for mining is published for public comment by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent standard-setting body of GRI. Any interested party can submit comments on this draft by 30 April 2023 via this online questionnaire. As required by the GSSB Due Process Protocol, only comments submitted in writing and in English will be considered. Comments will be published on the GRI website and considered a matter of public record. Instructions to submit comments are outlined on the first page of the online questionnaire.