Certified sustainability training now in Spanish

Published date: 10 May 2021

Launch of Spanish-language Professional Certification Program by GRI

Following the launch of the GRI Professional Certification Program in September 2020, it is now possible for Spanish-speaking sustainability professionals to access and complete online courses and a final exam entirely in Spanish. 

The program offers globally applicable training and professional development for individuals seeking to use the GRI Standards as a reporting tool on organizational impacts. It can either be accessed online through the GRI Academy – both in English and Spanish – or combined with trainer-facilitated learning through GRI’s network of Certified Training Partners in 57 countries.

“GRI is committed to helping sustainability professionals around the world by providing access to high quality and globally relevant training. The GRI Standards have already been translated into 12 languages, and our next goal is to deliver the Professional Certification Program in multiple languages. Expanding the program with courses available in Spanish is an important milestone towards achieving this goal.”

Mirjam Groten, GRI Chief Business Development Officer

What is included in the program? 

Comprised of five courses, the Professional Certification Program covers the fundamentals of GRI reporting and is followed by an online certification exam. Individuals can then obtain GRI Certified Sustainability Professional status.  

The core courses are:

1. Introduction to sustainability reporting and the GRI Standards

2. Stakeholder Engagement

3. Materiality

4. The sustainability reporting process

5. Integrating the SDGs into sustainability reporting 

“Interest in corporate transparency and the adoption of sustainability reporting is rapidly growing in Hispanic American countries. Therefore, providing the Professional Certification Program in Spanish means that our network can learn from the best and do it at their own pace. I look forward to seeing more colleagues and partners benefit from the opportunities to grow and develop as a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional.”

Andrea Pradilla, Head of GRI Regional Hub Hispanic America

GRI would like to thank the Government of Sweden for their financial support for this project.

Want to know more?  

Learn more about our network of over 100 Certified Training Partners and explore options for Spanish speakers. Learn more about the Professional Certification Program for further details and pricing.  

Certification under the program can be renewed annually by completing at least eight hours of continuing education units (CEUs), which provide an update on the latest developments in sustainability reporting and the GRI Standards. 

GRI research in February found that there is encouraging growth in corporate sustainability practices by listed companies and markets across five Hispanic American countries.  

The full set of the GRI Standards can be freely downloaded in Spanish.