ISO 26000 is the new guideline from the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) specifically focusing on social responsibility. ISO provides global standards used internationally as a reference and benchmark for organisations, such as ISO 14000 for environmental management; and ISO 9000 for quality management. This standard is set to shape the future of responsible business.
The new ISO 26000 guideline aims to provide practical assistance related to operationalising social responsibility, identifying and engaging with stakeholders, and enhancing credibility of reports and claims made about social responsibility.
CSR Asia is providing training on the guidelines so that companies can integrate the guidance into their management systems and operations. The training will outline the scope and rationale of ISO 26000 and address the core social responsibility issues identified which include:
• Human Rights;
• Labour Practices;
• Fair Operating Practices;
• Consumer Issues;
• Community Involvement; and
The training will also help to build the competencies of attendees looking to implement the guidelines within their organization by examining the necessary systems and structures, performance reviews and communication required.
• The social responsibility of the organisation
• Principles of social responsibility
• Scope and rationale of ISO 26000
• Stakeholder engagement
• Guidance on core social responsibility issues
• Trends in social responsibility