ISO 26000 Guidance on social responsibility is launched from ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. Is an International Standard providing guidelines for social responsibility (SR) named ISO 26000 or simply ISO SR. It was released on 1 November 2010. Its goal is to contribute to global sustainable development, by encouraging business and other organizations to practice social responsibility to improve their impacts on their workers, their natural environments and their communities.
This standard was developed by ISO/TMBG Technical Management Board – groups. ISO 26000 was published for the first time in November 2010.
An ISO 26000 assessment from ACL measures your organisation’s performance and improvement in socially responsible behaviour. There are five levels that relate to increasing degrees of performance.
Businesses that neglect to incorporate socially responsible behaviour into their strategies, systems and practices are likely to fall behind their competitors. Increasingly customers, staff, stakeholders, investors, business partners, governments and communities are deciding not to support companies that care little for the planet and the well-being of the people in it.
Our assessment is suitable for all organisations in both public and private sectors, in developed and developing countries, as well as in economies in transition. It works as a tool to identify your organisation’s performance level at the time of the assessment. It will help you operate in the socially responsible manner that society increasingly demands.
Ideally your organisation will first be assessed in the early stages of setting an agenda in social responsibility. Following that, it is best applied as a continuous assessment method, against which to set organisational targets.
Improving the level of your performance in adopting the principles of ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility clearly demonstrates the positive actions taken by your organisation to contribute towards sustainable development.
Manage today’s issues and prepare for tomorrow with an ISO 26000 assessment from ACL. Recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, our global network of experts speak the language and understand the culture of your local market.
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