GRI - Global Reporting Initiative
This report was developed according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Version 3.1 (G3).
The GRI guidelines provide a voluntary reporting framework used by organizations around the world as the basis for sustainability reporting. We are using the G3.1 standards, as well as the Electric Utility Sector Supplement for reporting on industry-specific information. AEP self-declares an Application Level A for its 2013 report, which reflects a high level of transparency in our reporting.
In 2012, AEP participated in an industry-wide review of GRI's proposed G4 draft guidelines through the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) Energy Sustainability Interest Group. Thirty three EPRI electric utility member-companies reviewed G4 and provided comments for GRI's consideration.