ISO 26001

Social Responsibility

What is ISO 26000?

The ISO 26000 is an international standard, designed to provide guidance on how to behave responsibly in public. This standard applies to all organizations, the purpose of which is to contribute to the health and well-being of the community, regardless of their size or industry. ISO 26000 is a leadership standard that helps organizations improve their operating procedures and ensure a healthy environment.

Why is Social Responsibility important to you?

Social responsibility has become a major concern these days, as the pressure from society for organizations to behave in a socially responsible manner and in line with community standards has grown exponentially. Organizations around the world need to take necessary steps to improve their social performance and make the world a better place. By improving your performance through the adoption of ISO 26000, you will show your audience that you are participating in sustainable development.

By obtaining an ISO 26000 certificate, you will not only prove that you are successfully delivering products and services to stakeholders and the community; it will also show that you care about the environment and its sustainability. In addition, it will enhance the company's reputation by attracting new customers and employees, who wish to keep the ecosystem healthy.

What are the requirements for ISO 26000?

The ISO 26000 standard defines key disciplines for public commitment. The key lessons contain many issues, but it is the responsibility of each organization to identify relevant and important issues for their participants and / or that need to be addressed.

Seven basic subjects are described in clause 6 of the ISO 26000 standard. Listed below, along with their clause numbers.

  • Contextual title: Corporate governance, clause 6.2
  • Decisions should be made with the public's expectations in mind. Accountability, transparency, ethics, and stakeholders should be factors in organizational decision-making processes.
  • Contextual title: Human rights, clause 6.3
  • Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
    6.3.3 Proper diligence
    6.3.4 Risk factors for human rights
    6.3.5 Avoiding unity
    6.3.6 Resolution of grievances
    6.3.7 Discrimination and vulnerable groups
    6.3.8 Political and political rights
    6.3.9 Economic, social and cultural rights
    6.3.10 Basic principles and rights in the workplace
  • Contextual topic: Employee actions, clause 6.4
  • Those who work for the organization are not dyed. The aim is to prevent unfair competition based on exploitation and abuse.
    6.4.3 Employment and employment relationships
    6.4.4 Working conditions and social protection
    6.4.5 Public discussions
    6.4.6 Occupational health and safety
    6.4.7 Human resource development and training
  • Main topic: Environment, clause 6.5
  • The organization has a responsibility to reduce and eliminate volumes and patterns of production and sustainable use and to ensure that individual resource use continues.

    6.5.3 Pollution prevention
    6.5.4 Sustainable use of resources
    6.5.5 Minimize climate change and adaptability
    6.5.6 Environmental protection, biodiversity, and rehabilitation
  • Key topic: Good practices, clause 6.6
  • Building fair competition systems, preventing corruption, promoting fair competition, and promoting the integrity of fair business practices helps to build sustainable social programs

    6.6.3 Anti-corruption
    6.6.4 Appropriate political involvement
    6.6.5 Fair competition
    6.6.6 Promoting social responsibility in the price chain
    6.6.7 Respect for property rights
  • Main topic: Consumer issues, clause 6.7
  • The promotion of fair, sustainable, and equitable economic and social development in relation to consumer health, safety, and access is the responsibility of the organization.
    6.7.3 Fair, accurate marketing, unbiased information and fair contracts
    6.7.4 To protect the health and safety of consumers
    6.7.5 Sustainable use
    6.7.6 Customer service, support, and grievance and dispute resolution
    6.7.7 Consumer data protection and privacy
    6.7.8 Access to essential services
    6.7.9 Education and awareness
  • Contextual topic: Social inclusion and development, clause 6.8
  • The organization should be involved in building sustainable social structures where increasing levels of education and well-being exist.

    6.8.3 Public participation
    6.8.4 Education and culture
    6.8.5 Job creation and skills development
    6.8.6 Technological development and access
    6.8.7 Wealth building and revenue generation
    6.8.8 Health
    6.8.9 Public investment
  • Designed to be led, not to get a certificate
  • Presents a comprehensive list of social responsibilities including key topics and issues related to those subjects Published in 2010 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international specialized agency for developing standards set by national standards organizations in more than 160 countries It was written by a unique multi-sectoral group representing governments; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); field consumer groups; performance; and education, consultation with other organizations around the world More than 400 experts and 200 observers from 99 countries and 42 international organizations have contributed to the development effort

The ISO 26000 standard provides guidance on the following:

  1. Recognizing social responsibility and involving stakeholders
  2. Ways to incorporate socially responsible behavior
  3. The basic principles of public responsibility:
  4. Accountability
  5. To illustrate this
  6. Good manners
  7. Respecting stakeholder interests
  8. Respect for the law
  9. Respect for international ethics
  10. Respect for human rights
  11. Seven basic topics and issues related to social responsibility:
  12. Organization