ISO 26000 is an international standard for business. It helps organizations in developing and implementing the sustainable development. This standard gives a guideline on how to make an organization socially responsible, which includes providing equal opportunities for all members of society as well as reducing their impact on the environment. It encourages organizations to go beyond the legal compliance and essential part of social responsibility.
This standard was introduced November 20, 2010 by the International Organization for Standardization and it is still currently being updated. It applies to all levels of an organization, including the board and management. It has two primary goals: “to contribute to international cooperation in the field of standardization and to make available worldwide a quality system.” ISO 26000 is designed to help with social compliance. Organizations using this standard need to set the vision for their sustainability, align the values with the vision, create an implementation strategy, and establish transparency in reporting.
The practice of integrating social responsibility into an organization’s practices includes communicating on social responsibility (talk about what you do), enhancing the creditability of an organization by giving back to society and the environment, and understanding a company’s relationship with society.
Benefits of implementing ISO 26000
ISO 26000 is a standard that defines standards and guidelines for the management of information risk in organizations. The benefits of implementing this standard are clear, as organizations work to maintain their competence level, implement ethical values towards society, and improve communication inside the company. ISO 26000 is a code of conduct that defines the principles and guidelines for organizations to meet to create a safe, secure, and environmentally friendly workplace. It helps companies to have ethical and legal compliance in their business by protecting workers in their company.
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