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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/ies 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​​   Searching for Sponsorship and Peer Reviewers             ​n/a
 French  Searching for Sponsorship and Peer Reviewers  ​n/a
 German  Searching for Sponsorship and Peer Reviewers  ​n/a
 Indonesian  Translation in progress  May 2017
 Italian  Searching for Sponsorship and Peer Reviewers  ​n/a
 Japanese  Launched  Now available
 Portuguese  Searching for Sponsorship and Peer Reviewers  ​n/a
 Simplified Chinese  Searching for Sponsorship and Peer Reviewers  ​n/a
 Spanish  Translation in progress  May 2017
 Traditional Chinese  Translation in progress June 2017
 Vietnamese  Translation in progress May 2017

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

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.

Looking for more information? Please write to bergkamp@globalreporting.org.