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:

Dr. Assheton L. Stewart Carter
Head – Advisory Board, Equitable Origin, and Managing Director, the Dragonfly Initiative, USA (Chair)

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

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

Ms. Amy Springsteel
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Voya Financial®, USA

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

Standards Board meeting minutes:

24th September 2015
8th March 2016
2nd June 2016
18th November 2016
21st February 2017
13th June 2017
10th October 2017
27th April 2018
19th June 2018