The Standards are updated on an ongoing basis using a project-based model. Under this model, SASB can effectively address emerging issues with the agility to address broad themes, regulatory changes, and other trends which affect multiple sectors, while retaining its ability to execute targeted updates to individual standards. SASB applies its rigorous due process, which includes evidence-based research, broad and balanced stakeholder participation, public transparency, and independent oversight and direction from the Standards Board. Following this due process ensures that SASB appropriately balances the timeliness of updates with the need to maintain high-quality standards.
There are currently several research and standard-setting projects underway. To see active projects and subscribe to project updates, click here. For documentation of past standard-setting activities, please visit the Standard-Setting Archive. Because market input is a vital part of SASB’s standard-setting process, including a key consideration on which projects to advance, SASB is always open to market feedback on the Standards.