Name Common reporting guidelines for voluntary stakeholder reports
Reference The UN Global Compact's reporting framework

Need to Act?

For example reports, consult the UN Global Compact website.

The reports of your peers in the industry could be instructive for your own course of action towards a more sustainable business or life.

We propose, when you share a report or when it is published online, to tagcode it. #tagcoding means: to include hashtags for its industrial sector in the country where you work or live, and for the sustainable development goals and targets that you contribute to. This video gives more details about the #tagcoding hashtags for the #SDGs.


Common reporting guidelines seek to support stakeholders major groups and other relevant stakeholders to report on their contributions for sustainable development. They were initially inspired by #crg4VNR - Common reporting guidelines for voluntary national reviews. They provide a framework for certain common elements within reports while allowing for flexibility so stakeholders can adapt to their own circumstances.

National follow up and review is State-led, involving ministerial and other relevant high-level participants and should provide a platform for partnerships, including through the participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders. In paragraph #asd84 of the Agenda, Member States are also encouraged to conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and subnational levels which are country-led and country-driven.

In paragraph 74 of the 2030 Agenda (#asd74), Member States identified a number of principles to guide the follow-up and review process at all levels. In preparing the stakeholder report, it is important that these principles be taken into account.

The following components are suggested as a way to help major groups and stakeholders to frame their reporting, bearing in mind that a report can be a source for aggregate reporting and that it can be instructive in multiple comparisons:

  • for peers in the own country;
  • for peers in the same sector in a different country;
  • for students, scholars and policy makers or development practitioners in other countries.

Structure and content of a Voluntary Stakeholder Report

Stakeholders are encouraged to structure the report along the following lines, which will promote consistency and comparability. Doing so will also help inform the multiple reviews and generate reflections on implementation.1


Check the UN Global Compact's reporting framework.

This is a proposition influenced by Proposal for voluntary common reporting guidelines for voluntary national reviews at the high-level political forum (Arabic) (Chinese) (French) (Russian) (Spanish), in order to support stakeholders who wish to contribute to the #NFUR02 - Fostering of Mutual Accountability in the context of #NFUR00 - National follow up and review - #asd79 for sustainable development.


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