Setting the Standard for Sustainability

About Us

AccountAbility is a global consulting and standards firm that works with business, governments and multi-lateral organizations to advance responsible business practices and improve their long term performance.


We measure success in terms of our impact on the performance of our clients, our people and our firm.



New York



Advisory Services

Our people specialize in specific areas and services:

Strategy and Governance

Materiality Review

Stakeholder Engagement

Foundations and Programs

Impact Assessment

Reporting and Communications

Environmental and Social Compliance

Rankings, Indices and Performance Metrics

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)


AccountAbility’s AA1000 Series of Standards are principles-based Standards and Frameworks used by a broad spectrum of organizations – global businesses, private enterprises, governments and civil societies – to demonstrate leadership and performance in accountability, responsibility and sustainability.


The AA1000 Series represent a simple, practical and easy to use framework for organizations’ to apply the Guiding Principles of AccountAbility along with robust sustainability assurance and integrated stakeholder engagement.


The foundation of our Series of standards, the new AA1000AP (2018) is an internationally accepted, principles-based framework and guidance that organizations can use to identify, prioritize and respond to sustainability challenges to improve long-term perfomance.More info »


The AA1000 AccountAbility Assurance Standard (2008) is the leading methodology used by professionals worldwide for sustainability-related assurance engagements, to evaluate the nature and extent to which an organization adheres to the AccountAbility Principles.More info »


AA1000 AccountAbility Stakeholder Engagement Standard (2015) is the most widely applied international stakeholder engagement standard. It supports organizations to assess, design, implement and communicate an integrated approach to stakeholder engagement.More info »


We serve a broad mix of private, public and multi-lateral organizations.

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AccountAbility promotes latest Signature Principles at the UIA Associations Round Table Europe

AccountAbility’s Global Head of Research, David Pritchett, presented at the

AccountAbility Releases 2018 Addendum for the AA1000 Assurance Standard

AccountAbility is pleased to release the 2018 Addendum for the

AccountAbility Releases Document on Key Changes Introduced in the AA1000AP (2018) and Bridge to Sustainability Reporting

AccountAbility is pleased to release a practical guidance document highlighting

AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Launch Event

AccountAbility hosted a successful launch event for the new AA1000

SMEs Sustainability Training in Saudi Arabia

The King Khalid Foundation and project partner AccountAbility have successfully

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