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ISO 26000 – Social Responsibility

Responsible actions are critical in determining an organisation’s ability to continue operating efficiently in the society and environment that it is located. Recognising that businesses and organisations do not operate in a vacuum, the ISO26000 for Social Responsibility was developed to provide businesses and organisations with a set of guidelines on how they can operate in a socially responsible manner.

Launched in 2010, the ISO 26000 standard clarifies the definition of social responsibility, provides guidance to businesses and organisations on how they can act in an ethical and transparent way by translating the principles of social responsibility into actions and sharing global best practices related to social responsibility. ISO26000 addresses a full range of core subjects related to social and environmental issues in order to promote a sustainable future. The standard does not contain requirements and is not certifiable, unlike other ISO standards.

For more information about the ISO 26000 – Social Responsibility standards, please go to http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/iso26000.htm

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