ISO 26000

ISO 26000, an international corporate social responsibility norm, was first published on 1 November 2010. This norm aims to define corporate social responsibility at the international level and to make it applicable to all manner of organizations, including businesses, associations and NGOs. ISO 26000 comprises seven core thrusts: governance (compliance with the law, transparency, accountability, and dialogue with stakeholders), human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, as well as community involvement and development. Each core thrust has clearly defined areas of implementation. ISO 26000 provides guidance rather than requirements and as such is not certifiable.