NF EN ISO 26000
NF EN ISO 26000

NF EN ISO 26000

October 2020
Standard Current

Guidance on social responsibility

ISO 26000:2010 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. ISO 26000:2010 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. In applying ISO 26000:2010, it is advisable that an organization take into consideration societal, environmental, legal, cultural, political and organizational diversity, as well as differences in economic conditions, while being consistent with international norms of behaviour. ISO 26000:2010 is not a management system standard. It is not intended or appropriate for certification purposes or regulatory or contractual use. Any offer to certify, or claims to be certified, to ISO 26000 would be a misrepresentation of the intent and purpose and a misuse of ISO 26000:2010. As ISO 26000:2010 does not contain requirements, any such certification would not be a demonstration of conformity with ISO 26000:2010. ISO 26000:2010 is intended to provide organizations with guidance concerning social responsibility and can be used as part of public policy activities. However, for the purposes of the Marrakech Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO), it is not intended to be interpreted as an “international standard”, “guideline” or “recommendation”, nor is it intended to provide a basis for any presumption or finding that a measure is consistent with WTO obligations. Further, it is not intended to provide a basis for legal actions, complaints, defences or other claims in any international, domestic or other proceeding, nor is it intended to be cited as evidence of the evolution of customary international law. ISO 26000:2010 is not intended to prevent the development of national standards that are more specific, more demanding, or of a different type.

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Main informations

Collections

National standards and national normative documents

Thematics

Développement durable et RSE

Release date

November 2020

Number of pages

120 p.

Reference

NF EN ISO 26000

ICS Codes

03.100.02   Governance and ethics
13.020.20   Environmental economics. Sustainability

Classification index

X30-026

Print number

1

International kinship

ISO 26000:2010

European kinship

EN ISO 26000:2020
Sumary
Guidance on social responsibility

ISO 26000:2010 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.

ISO 26000:2010 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.

In applying ISO 26000:2010, it is advisable that an organization take into consideration societal, environmental, legal, cultural, political and organizational diversity, as well as differences in economic conditions, while being consistent with international norms of behaviour.

ISO 26000:2010 is not a management system standard. It is not intended or appropriate for certification purposes or regulatory or contractual use. Any offer to certify, or claims to be certified, to ISO 26000 would be a misrepresentation of the intent and purpose and a misuse of ISO 26000:2010. As ISO 26000:2010 does not contain requirements, any such certification would not be a demonstration of conformity with ISO 26000:2010.

ISO 26000:2010 is intended to provide organizations with guidance concerning social responsibility and can be used as part of public policy activities. However, for the purposes of the Marrakech Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO), it is not intended to be interpreted as an “international standard”, “guideline” or “recommendation”, nor is it intended to provide a basis for any presumption or finding that a measure is consistent with WTO obligations. Further, it is not intended to provide a basis for legal actions, complaints, defences or other claims in any international, domestic or other proceeding, nor is it intended to be cited as evidence of the evolution of customary international law.

ISO 26000:2010 is not intended to prevent the development of national standards that are more specific, more demanding, or of a different type.

Replaced standards (1)
NF ISO 26000
NF ISO 26000
November 2010
Standard Cancelled
Guidance on social responsibility

Le présent document fournit des lignes directrices pour tous types d'organisations concernant la responsabilité sociétale, quelle que soit leur taille ou leur localisation. Il définit les termes, les principes, les pratiques et les questions centrales de la responsabilité sociétale ainsi que la façon d'intégrer la responsabilité sociétale dans l'organisation. Il a vocation à aider les organisations à contribuer au développement durable en visant à les encourager à aller au-delà du respect de la loi. Il permet également de promouvoir une compréhension commune dans le domaine de la responsabilité sociétale et de compléter les autres instruments et initiatives de responsabilité sociétale, mais non de les remplacer.

Table of contents
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  • 1 Domaine d'application
  • 2 Termes et définitions
  • 3 Appréhender la responsabilité sociétale
  • 4 Principes de la responsabilité sociétale
  • 5 Identifier sa responsabilité sociétale et dialoguer avec les parties prenantes
  • 6 Lignes directrices relatives aux questions centrales de responsabilité sociétale
  • 7 Lignes directrices relatives à l'intégration de la responsabilité sociétale dans l'ensemble de l'organisation
  • Annexe A Exemples d'initiatives volontaires et d'outils en matière de responsabilité sociétale
  • Annexe B Abréviations
  • Bibliographie
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