AccountAbility ESG Assurance Standard AA1000AS v3 Now Available in Traditional Chinese

Traditional Chinese Translation of AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) advances transparency, accountability, and sustainability practices within the Chinese-speaking Business and Corporate Governance communities.

NEW YORK and LONDON, October 10, 2023 – AccountAbility, a trusted global ESG Consulting and Standards firm with a three-decade history in guiding leaders to build better companies, is pleased to announce the release of the Traditional Chinese translation of its AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3). This publication marks a significant step forward in promoting transparency, accountability, and sustainability practices within the Chinese-speaking Business and Corporate Governance communities.

The AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) is widely recognized as a foundational framework for assessing and ensuring the credibility and reliability of sustainability reports, disclosures, and practices. Version 3 of the AA 1000AS builds upon the proven principles of Inclusivity, Materiality, Responsiveness, and Impact, providing organizations with a robust methodology to develop their ESG management in a more principles-based and systematic manner.

"We are pleased to make the AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) accessible to a broader audience by offering it in a Traditional Chinese format," comments Peppi-Emilia Airike, Head of Standards and Research, AccountAbility. "As sustainability and responsible business practices continue to gain prominence in the Asia-Pacific region, this localized version of the standard will empower organizations to enhance their transparency and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability."

The availability of the AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) in Traditional Chinese underscores AccountAbility's commitment to fostering sustainable practices and dialogue in diverse regions. This localization also aligns with AccountAbility’s dedication to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promoting ethical business conduct.

This Traditional Chinese version of the AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) was sponsored and translated by TÜV SÜD China, and reviewed by SDAX Exchange Pte. Ltd., FineTrust Taiwan, CTI Certification, Ltd, and CHFT Advisory and Appraisal.

We are happy to support the AA1000AS v3 Traditional Chinese translation work. The translation to the Traditional Chinese version can greatly promote the understanding of the standard, and also play a positive role in the promotion and use of the standard,comments Mr. Harry Lin, Head of CSR & Sustainability, TÜV SÜD Greater China.

SDAX is delighted to work with AccountAbility again to further broaden the translated scope of the AA1000AS v3 to Traditional Chinese. With organizations and sustainability professionals across Asia increasingly looking to raise the standards of ESG reporting, tools such as these will help to ensure greater consistency, credibility and quality. As one of the most recognized standards rooted on international assurance principles and one that also guides SDAX’s ESG framework, the global Chinese community can look forward to more robust reporting backed by a reliable and trustworthy due diligence process with AA1000AS v3,comments Ms. Rachel Chia, Acting CEO of SDAX.

The publication of a translated version of AA1000AS v3 shall inspire all fields of organizations focused on sustainability development. We have the vision that more organizations shall apply it more generally with less language limits; Meanwhile, we are also proud to have assisted in finishing the translation project of AA1000AS v3,comments Mr. Ronald Wang, FineTrust Certification Co., Ltd., Taiwan.

AA1000AS v3 presents a set of practical guidance for organizations across the globe to assess and strengthen the credibility of sustainability performance. As one of the leading certification companies focusing on sustainability in China, CTI Certification has witnessed an increasing demand for Chinese organizations to measure, manage and communicate regarding sustainability. The Traditional Chinese translation of AA1000AS v3 will profoundly influence the practice to facilitate sustainable development across Chinese-speaking countries, driving consistent improvements and innovations within Chinese businesses,” comments Mr. Zhou Lu, at CTI Certification.

The Traditional Chinese translation, along with the AA1000AS v3 and latest versions of other standards in the AA1000 Series of Standards, are available for free download at

Additional translations of the AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) in Arabic and Thai are scheduled to launch in the near future.

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