The GSES system is an ESG rating system for companies, public organizations, and NGOs. The GSES System works with internationally accepted frameworks and standards such as; GSES Meta Standard, GSE Standard, SASB Standards, BlueScan, Sustainable Footprint standard, etc.
The Meta Standard is an international umbrella standard based on existing certificates and labels. With the Meta Standard, certificates can be uploaded that an organization already has and subsequently receive a rating based on the performance already achieved. For example, the GSES System rewards participants for certifications they have already obtained.
The GSES system uses exemptions on 2 levels: 1st and 2nd line. 1st line exemptions are certificates that have been checked and issued by an independent certification body that is supervised by an Accreditation Council in the country where it is located.
Second-tier exemptions are certificates that can be submitted that have not been independently audited by a certification body. The 2nd line exemptions should be checked by submitting additional data and audit reports for this reason.