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.

The AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board

The AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board frames the vision, approves the standards’ strategy and oversees the ongoing development of the Standards used by institutions worldwide. The composition of the Board is designed to provide broad representation from the public and private sectors, civil society, and the standards community.

The members of the AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board are:

Ms. Amy Springsteel
Large global financial institution, USA (Chair)

Mr. Dongsoo Kim
Director of the Sustainability Management Center at the Korea Productivity Center (KPC), Korea

Dr. Glenn Frommer
Managing Partner, ESG Matters IVS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr. Natasha M. Matic
Deputy CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, King Khalid Foundation (KKF), Saudi Arabia and USA


Download the Terms of Reference for the AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board.