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.
For over two decades, organizations have trusted and applied AccountAbility’s Standards to guide their approach to sustainability strategy, governance and operational management.
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.
AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard (AA1000APS) 2008
The AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard (2008) (currently in revision for launch by mid-2017) outlines the foundational AccountAbility Principles. It is a globally accepted, principles-based framework applied by organisations of all sizes, to identify, prioritise, measure and respond to sustainability challenges inclusively and accountably.
AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS) 2008
The AA1000 AccountAbility Assurance Standard (2008) (currently in revision for launch in late-2017) is the leading methodology used by sustainability professionals worldwide for sustainability-related assurance engagements, to evaluate the nature and extent to which an organisation adheres to the AccountAbility Principles.
Separate Guidance notes for Assurance Providers, Reporting Organisations and Stakeholders on AA1000AS (2008) are available for download via the Publications section under the Research page.
AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES) 2015
AA1000 AccountAbility Stakeholder Engagement Standard (2015) is the most widely applied global stakeholder engagement standard, supporting organizations to assess, design, implement and communicate an integrated approach to stakeholder engagement.