AccountAbility Releases German Translation of the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard

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LONDON, 10th May 2017:
AccountAbility has released the German translation of the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES) 2015. Part of the AA1000 Series of Standards, the AA1000SES (2015) provides practical guidance on how to assess, design, implement and communicate effective stakeholder engagement.

The German translation extends accessibility of the AA1000SES (2015), which contains guidance on relevant and robust procedures in the full management cycle of stakeholder engagement, to a wider German-speaking audience. The translation has been sponsored by DQS CFS GmbH and peer reviewed with regards to language, grammar and content by akzente kommunikation und beratung GmbH.

The AA1000SES (2015) is the result of a broad, international, multi-stakeholder process that evolved through the years to establish the benchmark for good-quality engagement. It can be used as a tool to support risk management, protect the license to operate, enhance the brand, and set the stage for improving the overall sustainability performance of the organisation.

Commenting on the release of the German translation, Accountability CEO, Mr. Sunny Misser, stated, “We believe that the AA1000SES provides a simple, relevant and practical framework to implement high-quality stakeholder engagement. Local language versions play a critical role in extending the accessibility of the standard, globally. The German translation will further assist organisations to frame their approach by enabling stakeholders as active creators of value.

DQS CFS GmbH Managing Director, Dr. Sied Sadek, stated: “At DQS, we firmly believe in stakeholder engagement as an integral part of sustainable success for organizations. We are convinced that the AA1000SES is an invaluable asset to organizations who seek to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of their stakeholder engagement practices. With the translation of the standard into German, we hope to contribute to the further distribution and adoption of the standard in German-speaking countries and beyond.

Intended for use by stakeholder engagement process owners, managers, senior decision makers, and participants in stakeholder engagement, the AA1000SES (2015) is applicable to all types and levels of engagements. All latest versions of the AA1000 series are available for download at http://www.accountability.org/standards/