Licensing is mandatory for all commercial use of the AA1000 Assurance Standard.
The licensing agreement must be completed and returned electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or a hard copy can be sent to the Standards Team in our London office.
With a license, AccountAbility grants the Licensee a non-exclusive license to use the AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS v3) and Marking in relation to their Sustainability Assurance Services.
Assurance providers not having completed the licensing agreement are not permitted to use the AA1000AS v3 commercially. Sections 13 to 24 of the Frequently Asked Questions document further details the rules and guidelines on licensing.