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Name of Resource

ISO 26000 Guidance on social responsibility

Type

Standard, Guidance on policy / legislation implementation

Country / jurisdiction

Global

Organization

International Organization for Standardization

Initiative launch date

2010

Description

The international standard provides guidance to all types of organizations, regardless of their size or location, on: Concepts, terms and definitions related to social responsibility; The background, trends and characteristics of social responsibility; Principles and practices relating to social responsibility; The core subjects and issues of social responsibility; Integrating, implementing and promoting socially responsible behaviour throughout the organization and, through its policies and practices, within its sphere of influence; Identifying and engaging with stakeholders; and Communicating commitments, performance and other information related to social responsibility.

The standard is intended to assist organizations in contributing to sustainable development. It is intended to encourage them to go beyond legal compliance, recognizing that compliance with law is a fundamental duty of any organization and an essential part of their social responsibility. It is intended to promote common understanding in the field of social responsibility, and to complement other instruments and initiatives for social responsibility, not to replace them.

Availability

ENG: https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:26000:ed-1:v1:en

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Name of Resource

ISO 20400: 2017 Sustainable procurement Guidance

Type

Standard, Guidance on policy / legislation implementation

Country / jurisdiction

Global

Organization

International Organization for Standardization

Initiative launch date

April 2017

Description

The document provides guidance to organizations, independent of their activity or size, on integrating sustainability within procurement, as described in ISO 26000. It is intended for stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, procurement decisions and processes.

The document assists organizations in meeting their sustainability responsibilities by providing an understanding of: What sustainable procurement is; What the sustainability impacts and considerations are across the different aspects of procurement activity; How to implement sustainable procurement.

The document is applicable to any organization, public or private, regardless of its size and location. It is intended to be understood by any stakeholder involved in, or impacted by, procurement decisions and processes. The implementation of the document takes into account the particular context and characteristics of each organization, scaling the application of the concepts to suit the size of the organization. The adoption of this document by large organizations promotes opportunities for small and medium-sized organizations in their supply chains.

Availability

ENG: https://www.iso.org/standard/63026.html 

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