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Published date: 08 May 2023
GRI Professional Certification Program launched in Spanish
Spanish-speaking sustainability professionals can now build and enhance their knowledge and expertise of impact reporting and obtain a globally recognized qualification, entirely in Spanish.
Available on the GRI Academy – the world’s leading education portal on sustainability reporting – the Spanish-language Professional Certification Program offers training and development opportunities for individuals seeking to gain competence in the GRI Standards to report on organizational impacts. Comprised of four courses and a final exam, the Program can either be completed fully online or combined with trainer-facilitated learning through GRI’s network of over 100 Certified Training Partners in 57 countries.
The Spanish-language courses cover a range of topics, from the basics of sustainability reporting to business and human rights, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
- Elaboración de informes con los Estándares GRI: a tailored learning experience that blends the theory of the GRI Standards with their practical application;
- Elaboración de informes sobre derechos humanos con los Estándares GRI: an in-depth overview and analysis of human rights reporting with the Standards;
- Integración de los ODS en la elaboración de informes de sostenibilidad: the business case for engaging with the SDGs, and how to integrate them into reporting;
- Introducción al proceso de elaboración de informes de sostenibilidad y a los Estándares GRI: introduces the practice of sustainability reporting as well as key concepts in the Standards.
We are excited to be able to offer in-depth learning to a growing number of sustainability professionals in Latin America and throughout the Spanish-speaking world, making it easier for them to access training to advance their careers. The roll-out of the full Professional Certification Program in Spanish - the world’s second most spoken language – is an important milestone in making the practice of sustainability reporting mainstream worldwide. We look forward to helping as many Spanish-language reporters as we can progress on their sustainability journey.Andrea Pradilla, Head of GRI Latin America
The GRI Professional Certification Program provides a perfect opportunity to learn both about sustainability and reporting. The lessons are interactive and well adjusted to the needs of companies, and the platform is user-friendly. The GRI courses broadened my professional horizons and helped me gain that competitive advantage I was looking for. I highly recommend it.Luis Bustamante, Sustainability Marketing Lead – LATAM at the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)
Interested in becoming a GRI Certified Professional in Spanish?
Registration is now open to attend the official launch webinar of the Spanish-language Professional Certification Program on 17 May and learn more about the benefits and advantages of the Program. The webinar will be conducted by GRI Latin America. Stakeholders from the region are particularly encouraged to attend the event.
Certification can be renewed biennially by completing at least eight hours of continuing education units (CEUs) through additional courses. Users can also enroll in individual Academy courses of their choice.