Translations of the GRI Standards

Translations of the GRI Standards ensure that the first global standards for sustainability reporting are accessible for a diverse global audience.

Below you can access available translations of the GRI Standards. You can also review the upcoming translation schedule, or learn more about supporting future translation work.

Download the Standards in these languages:



Translation process

To ensure that high quality GRI Standard translations are available in a timely manner, GRI is coordinating a process, which includes:

  • A professional translation agency to maintain a high standard across all translations and ensure efficiency;
  • A committee of up to four diverse peer reviewers per translation (on a pro bono basis) to help guarantee accuracy and usability of the translations.

The translation process will take 24 weeks in total for each language. ​The current status of these translation projects is as follows:

 Language                      Status                                         Expected release date          
 Arabic​​   In progress             ​May 2018
 French  Launched Now available  
 German  In revision June 2018
 Indonesian  Launched  Now available
 Italian  Searching for Sponsorship and Peer Reviewers  ​n/a
 Japanese  Launched  Now available
 Portuguese  Searching for Sponsorship and Peer Reviewers  ​n/a
 Simplified Chinese  Launched  Now available 
 Spanish  Launched Now available
 Traditional Chinese  Launched Now available
 Vietnamese  Launched Now available

If you have information about potential sponsors or expert peer reviewers for any of the open translation projects, please contact

GRI Standards translations - get involved

GRI is seeking support for the translation of the GRI Standards. 

GRI will feature the names and logos of sponsors and peer reviewers on the acknowledgements page of the translated document, and in launch communications.

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