Our work with members and stakeholders
As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable development, we are working with our members, stakeholders and other partners, to ensure social sustainability.
According to the ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on social responsibility: "An organisation’s performance in relation to the society in which it operates, and to its impact on the environment, has become a critical part of measuring its overall performance and its ability to continue operating effectively".
With sustainability remaining high on our agenda, it was the central focus of our 2011 AAT Members’ Weekender. With 139 delegates, it was our most successful Weekender event to date attracting key speakers including accountancy expert Rebecca Benneyworth, who presented on ‘Sustainability: are tax incentives the answer?’.
Bringing the whole issue of sustainability into the real world of finance, she gave a powerful insight into a range of capital allowances that can be obtained on purchase of green technology.
Recordings of the presentations from the Weekender are available to buy - contact the AAT CPD Events team for more information on 020 7397 3006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All AAT members in practice (MIPs) have access to a free Practice Management Toolkit, which includes information about about embedding and developing sustainable practices and how they and their clients can benefit from this.
We have been elected as a member of the highly respected Accounting Bodies Network (ABN).
Established by The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), the ABN is an international group of powerful accounting bodies brought together to achieve a common approach to accounting for sustainability.
Tom Kelman, AAT's Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, says, "We're delighted to have been accepted as a member of the ABN and to be able to share examples of best practice in sustainable accounting. This approach to business is a win-win for AAT and its members as, at this time in the economic cycle, accountants need to be thinking about doing more with less but maintaining the quality".
Launched by HRH The Prince of Wales in September 2010, the Accounting for Sustainability Wales Forum (A4SW) provides a forum for the development and understanding of sustainability issues within the finance professions.
As a member of A4S, we supported the A4SW forum which took place on 9 June 2011, focusing on sustainability within the public sector.