AccountAbility is pleased to announce the launch of the AA1000 Online Training License, an advancement poised to improve the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of sustainability practitioners and enthusiasts everywhere.
Sustainability has become not just a responsible practice, but a competitive business advantage and central component of the corporate agenda. AccountAbility recognizes the critical need to up-skill professionals across all industries and geographies on ESG (environmental, social, governance) matters, and has developed a market-leading online training license to address this global demand for qualified sustainability practitioners.
Effective today, training organizations are invited to apply for a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to offer AA1000 online training content and curriculum.
To apply for a license, training organizations will complete an application form, available here, for AccountAbility’s review and consideration. If a trainer is determined to meet AccountAbility’s training standards and the requirements of the licensing agreement, they will be issued a non-exclusive, non-transferable online training license.
The fundamentals of sustainability management are rooted in the AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018) of Inclusivity, Materiality, Responsiveness, and Impact, and bolstered through the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES, 2015) and AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3).
This license will allow trainers to teach the concepts of the AA1000 Series of Standards, so participants may improve and advance in their ability to apply the AA1000 in practical settings. Competency-based modules in this training program include:
Providers’ development and delivery of these flexible, cost-effective, and on-demand AA1000 online training modules will occur independent of AccountAbility, with the AccountAbility Standards Team providing oversight to approve content and confirm training module compliance and quality.