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GRI standards available in 12 languages to promote sustainability

GRI standards available in 12 languages to promote sustainability
Sunday 1 November , 2020
By Marwa Nassar - -

The full suite of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards – covering three universal and 34 topic-specific Standards – are available in 12 languages; Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese, in order to promote the sustainability drive.

Presenting GRI Standards in the Portuguese language is the most recent step in this respect.

Organizations in Brazil, Portugal and eight other countries have improved access to the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting, following publication of the GRI Standards in Portuguese.

The Portuguese Translation enables GRI to further expand its reach with organizations and stakeholders in Portuguese speaking countries. GRI currently has more than 6,000 registered users in Brazil and Portugal.

Bastian Buck, GRI Chief of Standards, said: “The GRI Standards enable organizations to disclose their economic, environmental and social impacts, in a comprehensive, consistent and comparable way. It is central, therefore, to our mission that we ensure the Standards are relevant and easily accessible for organizations – irrespective of their size, sector or location.”

“The addition of Portuguese, the sixth most widely spoken global language, is a significant step. We look forward to deepening our engagement with Portuguese speaking companies, supporting them to take responsibility for their impacts and improve their sustainability performance.”

Glaucia Terreo, Director of GRI Brazil, said: “GRI has a long-standing relationship with Brazil where we established our regional hub in 2007. We work closely with organizations and other stakeholders to strengthen corporate transparency and increase both the uptake and quality of sustainability reporting in the country.”

“Providing all GRI Standards in Portuguese is a game changer for us, offering new opportunities to reach more organizations. Brazil is South America’s biggest economy, and the world’s ninth largest by GDP, which demonstrates its sustainability potential. That’s why we are fully committed to doing all we can support responsible business practices by Brazilian companies.”

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