The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has approved ISO 26000, Guidance on Social Responsibility, as a National Standard of Canada (NSC). The standard provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way that contributes to the health and welfare of society and the environment.
ISO 26000 was first published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in November 2010. It was the result of more than five years of development by experts in social responsibility as well as international consensus by representatives from government, non-governmental organizations, industry, consumer groups and labour organizations.
All types of businesses and organizations, regardless of activity, size or location, can benefit from using ISO 26000. The standard, which provides guidance rather than requirements, cannot be certified. Instead, it clarifies what social responsibility is and helps businesses and other organizations build trust and credibility by translating principles into a long-term social responsibility strategy on everything from socially responsible working practices to environmental policies and sustainable development. It also can be used by governments to support their public policy activities.
ISO 26000 was published as an NSC by CSA Group.
CAN/CSA-ISO 26000:16, Guidance on social responsibility
- Identical adoption of ISO 26000:2010
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