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ISO 26000 Standard

Enhancing your company’s reputation through social responsibility

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

The International Standard ISO 26000, 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 encourages the implementation of best practice in social responsibility worldwide.

- 80 countries and 37 liaison organisations were involved - 6 categories of highly committed stakeholders

- Designed to respond to an increasing interest in CSR all over the World ISO 26000 is based on voluntary guidance and does not contain requirements. Therefore it cannot be used as a certification standard and certificates of conformity cannot be issued.

SOLUTION

ISO 26000 will help all types of organization – regardless of their size, activity or location – to operate in a socially responsible manner by providing guidance on:

- Concepts, terms and definitions related to social responsibility

- Background, trends and characteristics of social responsibility

- Principles and practices relating to social responsibility

- Core subjects and issues of social responsibility

- Integrating, implementing and promoting socially responsible behavior throughout the organization and, through its policies and practices, within its sphere of influence

- Identifying and engaging with relevant stakeholders


Bureau Veritas Certification can offer SA 8000 certification services and assurance services of sustainability reports in accordance to the following standards and guidelines:
- AA1000.
- GRI – Global Reporting Initiative.
- VeriSEAAR®.
- BSCI.

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS18001 and SA8000 are built to be compatible. Bureau Veritas Certification offers the possibility of integrating certification services(quality, health & safety,environment and social responsibility), resulting in audit efficiency,consistency and optimization.


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Expertise - Bureau Veritas Certification is the world leader in the field of accredited social responsibility certification. Bureau Veritas Certification received SA8000 accreditation in January 1999 and has conducted audits in more than 30 countries in all types of business sectors and activities.


Recognition - Bureau Veritas Certification is a member of the SA8000 advisory board and global leader on Assurance of CSR report.


Network - Bureau Veritas Certification operates in more than 100 countries. This global presence means that our clients can receive the double advantage of international expertise combined with a genuine depth of local knowledge (language, culture, laws, customs, etc.) ensuring a high quality audit.


Mark of global recognition - The Bureau Veritas Certification Mark is a globally recognized symbol of your organization’s ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • The content of ISO 26000 is structured as follows:

    1 Scope

    2 Terms and definitions

    3 Understanding social responsibility

    4 Principles of social responsibility

    5 Recognizing social responsibility and engaging stakeholders

    6 Guidance on social responsibility core subjects

    7 Guidance on integrating social responsibility throughout an organization

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