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AA 1000 (AccountAbility 1000)
This is a standard for improving the quality of auditing, accounting and ethical and social reporting processes. The cornerstone of AA 1000 is the involvement of stakeholders in stable and enduring relations with the company. AA 1000 was created by London’s ISEA (Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility).

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Aalborg Charter
The Aalborg Charter was approved by participants in the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns held in Aalborg, Denmark on May 24 – 27, 1994 under the joint sponsorship of the European Commission and the City of Aalborg and organized by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). The Charter’s project was drafted by ICLEI in conjunction with the minister of urban development and transportation of Rhineland/North Westphalia (Germany) and also reflects the ideas and contributions of other participants.


Accountability
To be accountable in an ethical manner: the company decides to report its decisions and actions in a transparent manner to its stakeholders.


ADR (Agreement concerning the international carriage of Dangerous goods by Road)
Regulations on the transportation of dangerous goods by road.


Agenda 21
Approved at the Rio de Janeiro conference in 1992, it is a programmatic and operational document that summarizes the specific actions and strategies that signatory countries pledged to implement in the 21st century to favor sustainable development.


Agiotage
Speculative dealing in stock exchange securities.