AccountAbility is a global consulting and standards firm that promotes sustainability practices and corporate responsibility by working with business, governments and multi-lateral organizations to set good governance and responsible standards.
The Equator Principles (EPs) is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects. The principles are primarily intended to provide a minimum standard for due diligence and monitoring to support responsible risk decision-making.
The 2019 Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Standard was adopted on June 17 at the Paris Global Conference. It is the global standard for good governance of oil, gas, and mineral resources.
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries. These are non-binding principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a global context consistent with applicable laws and internationally recognized standards.
The IFC has adopted sustainability policies and standards. Publications are available on the following topics: modern slavery, sustainable investment and banking, as well as a variety of environmental, health and safety guidelines focusing on specific industries and countries. There are a large number of publications on corporate governance. Fact Sheets and Toolkits are available.
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. ISO 20400 is a standard for sustainable procurement.
SAI advances human rights at workplaces. This site provides information about the SA8000 Standard, a leading social certification standard for factories and organizations that examines: child labor, forced or compulsory labor, health and safety, freedom of association and a right to collective bargaining, work hours, wages, and management systems. A list of certified organizations is available on this site.
SASB has developed a complete set of industry sustainability accountability standards. The Board aims to integrate its standards into the Form 10-K which must be filed by public companies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights are a set of principles designed to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations within an operating framework that ensures respect for human rights and individual freedoms.