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AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES)

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The AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES) is a generally applicable open source framework for designing, implementing, assessing and communicating the quality of stakeholder engagement, which can be used by a broad spectrum of organizations—multinational businesses, small and medium enterprises, governments and civil societies.

In addition, the Stakeholder Engagement Manual, Volumes 1 and 2, guide corporate (and non-corporate) users on how to practice effective stakeholder engagement.

International, Global
Spanish, English, Japanese, Italian, Romanian
Diversity, Responsiveness, Openness
Development, Exploration, Implementation, Monitorization & Evaluation, Dissemination

The AA1000SES - Final Exposure Draft - Revision for Public Comment (June 2015) reference is still a draft document with comments, additions, and so on.

Volume 2 of the Stakeholder Engagement Manual contains tools and templates for managing engagement. A toolkit of templates for practical use is available on the AccountAbility website (

Practitioner, Master

The AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard - Final Exposure Draft - Revision for Public Comment (June 2015):

Because the standards were developed through a multi-stakeholder consultation process, they are written, not just for those who may gain from them, but also for those whom they affect.

The Stakeholder Engagement Manual is the result of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) interest in producing a best practice guide for stakeholder dialogue, with the broader aim of promoting the use of stakeholder engagement worldwide as a way of advancing sustainable development goals.

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