November 2020 marks ten years since the publication of a ground-breaking International Standard for social responsibility.
ISO 26000 gives guidance, not requirements. It can’t be certified to, but companies and other organizations can use it as a framework to query and improve their approach to social responsibility, disclosing data and reporting on how they are using the standard to commit to real change.
The subjects at the core of ISO 26000 have influenced the way that companies do business, how they treat their employees and how they assess and limit the impact of their activities.
The guidance of ISO 26000 is needed more than ever when it comes to implementing a recognized approach to:
- human rights,
- labour practices,
- the environment,
- fair operating practices,
- consumer issues, and
- community involvement and development