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ISO 26000: 2010 Guidance on social responsibility

ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on social responsibility



ISO 26000:2010 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified to unlike some other well-known ISO standards. Instead, it helps clarify what social responsibility is, helps businesses and organizations translate principles into effective actions and shares best practices relating to social responsibility, globally. It is aimed at all types of organizations regardless of their activity, size or location.







Issuer (type)

International Organization for Standardization (International)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • Moderate 0.65%
    • Low 0.00%
    • E focus: climate change, climate risk, conservation, degradation, ecodesign, emissions, energy, energy use, environment, environmental management, fisheries, forests, ghg emissions, greenhouse gas, hazardous products, hazardous waste, land use, pollution, product stewardship, radioactive waste, recycled materials, recycling, renewable energy, resource efficiency, resource use, restoration, soil, solid waste, sustainable agriculture, sustainable products, waste, water, water scarcity, wetlands, biodiversity
    • S focus: collective bargaining, community development, community involvement, compensation, discrimination, diversity, employment conditions, employment policies, fair marketing, fair trade, forced labour, gender equality, human right, human rights, intellectual property, philanthropic activities, recruitment, responsible marketing, social impacts, temporary workers, working time, children
    • G focus: animal testing, animal welfare, audit, bribery, business ethics, competitive behaviour, corruption, equator principles, financial reporting, lobbying, money laundering, political contributions, political involvement, responsible products, risk management, accountability
    • Agriculture, Finance, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Professional services, Public administration, Retail trade