The AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard Exposure Draft:

  • With its Accountability Commitment advances the right of stakeholders to be heard, and the organisations’ obligation to adequately respond to their concerns
  • Provides a principles-based, open source framework for quality stakeholder engagement
  • Offers a robust basis for designing, implementing, evaluating and assuring the quality of stakeholder engagement
  • Provides guidance for continuous improvement, recognising different levels of practice
  • Can be used as a stand-alone standard or as an integral element of other standards (e.g. AA1000 Assurance Standard, GRI, ISO)
  • Is relevant across a full range of engagements from micro-level issues specific engagements to macro-level engagements on major societal concerns
  • Applies to businesses, civil society and labour organisations, public bodies and multi-stakeholder networks and partnerships