ISO 26000 Social responsibility

The International Standard ISO 26000:2010, Guidance on social responsibility, provides harmonized, globally relevant guidance for private and public sector organizations of all types based on international consensus among expert representatives of the main stakeholder groups, and so encourage the implementation of best practice in social responsibility worldwide.

ISO 26000 both adds value to existing work on social responsibility (SR) and extends the understanding and implementation of SR by:

  • Developing an international consensus on what SR means and the SR issues that organizations need to address
  • Providing guidance on translating principles into effective actions
  • Refining best practices that have already evolved and disseminating the information worldwide for the good of the international community.


For the full breakdown on ISO 26000 visit the International Organisation for Standardisation website.