More than 260 French-speaking organizations use the GRI framework to produce sustainability reports that clearly show their economic, social and environmental impacts. And with the change from G4 Guidelines to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), these organizations can work with a new clear, modular model to help them improve on their reporting.

​Companies whose main working language is French can now access the GRI Standards in French. The translation appears after a successful crowdfunding campaign in which participating sponsors raised funds to ensure the quality, consistency, accuracy and ease of use of the translations.

Crowdfunding for transparency

We would like to thank the following organizations that have made the crowdfunding and translation process a success.

Materiality Reporting – Facilitator of the GRI Standards French translation fundraising process

Gold Sponsors

BNP Paribas Real Estate
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD)

Silver Sponsors

Réseau Normalisation et Francofonie
CID Conseil des industries durables
Foncière des Regions 
Ministère de L’Europe et des affaires étrangères


Collège des Directeurs du Développement Durable 
CDD Partners 
INDR Institut National pour le Développement durable et la Responsabilité sociale des entreprises 
CID Conseil des industries durables 
Vigeo Eiris

We would also like to acknowledge the work of the peer reviewers, who have ensured the quality of the translation.

Dolores Larroque, Sustainability Strategy & Reporting Expert, MATERIALITY-Reporting, France.

François Sibille, Consultant senior en Responsabilité Sociétale, AFNOR Compétences, France, Peer Reviewers committee Chair.

Victor Poudelet, Conseiller principal, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Canada.

Other available translations

Interest in this campaign has helped to highlight the importance of having the GRI Standards available in other languages, to ensure that companies around the world have tools to talk about their impacts in a way that is accessible to all stakeholders. We have translations currently available in FrenchIndonesianJapaneseSimplified ChineseSpanishTraditional Chineseand Vietnamese. Translations into Arabic and German are being finalized and will be released shortly.

Source: Global Reporting Initiative