ISO 26000 is an international standard providing guidelines for social responsibility in business and other organizations. It aims to improve the conditions for workers, the natural environment and the health and welfare of society. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a vital part of business today. Organizations and stakeholders around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the need for and benefits of socially responsible behavior. By acting in a socially responsible way, a company gains recognition as a credible and equitable employer and business partner.
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To understand, implement and improve the social responsibility of your organization, TÜV Rheinland supports you with guidance and training regarding the ISO 26000 standard.
Our services include:
With the support of our experts, you can be sure that your organization is on the right path to a more sustainable development.
In 2010, the International Organization for Standardization launched the international standard ISO 26000 on social responsibility. This voluntary guidance standard includes guidelines on socially reponsible behavior and actions.
Compared to other standards, ISO 26000 does not contain requirements and is therefore not certifiable. It is meant for all organizations large and small including schools and hospitals, not only businesses and corporations.
The standard was developed over five years by a variety of stakeholders from across the world. This included representatives from government, industry, consumer groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and labor organizations.
ISO 26000 is one of the most comprehensive standards and has received global attention and acceptance. It is expected to set the norm for social responsibility in the future.
According to ISO 26000, the seven key principles of social responsibility are:
Every organization needs to identify and consider certain issues which are relevant and significant for them. The ISO 26000 standards includes the following seven core subjects:
Once an organization has determined its most important issues, an appropriate social responsibility strategy can be developed.