ISO 26000

Brief Description

ISO 26000 is a social responsibility standard that provides guidelines for organizations on how to conduct their activities based on social responsibility. The standard addresses issues such as human rights, workplace practices, environment, fair operating practices, consumer protection, and social justice. Its aim is to promote sustainable development and the social responsibility of organizations.

Detailed description

ISO 26000 refers to a framework of social responsibility that requires organizations to consider the social, environmental, and economic impacts of their activities and promote sustainable development. The standard provides guidelines and advice for the implementation of social responsibility at all levels of organizations, regardless of size and type.

The guiding principles of ISO 26000 cover the following aspects of social responsibility:

  1. Organizational governance and fair operating practices
  2. Human rights
  3. Workplace practices
  4. Environment
  5. Customer practices
  6. Activities content
  7. Communities and social dialogue

ISO 26000 is not a certification but provides guidelines for organizations wishing to incorporate social responsibility into their activities. The application of ISO 26000 guidelines depends on each organization and its specific needs and conditions. TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas verifies the correct application of ISO 26000 in the enterprise and issues a confirmation.

What is the certification procedure?

Who is it for?

ISO 26001 certification can be applied to all types of organizations and businesses, regardless of their size and industry. Its purpose is to provide guidelines for the implementation of social responsibility in all activities of organizations. It is addressed to:

  1. Private Enterprises: Including small, medium, and large businesses from various sectors.
  2. Public Sector: Government services, local authorities, public institutions, and other entities in the public sector.
  3. Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs): Organizations active in social, environmental, and humanitarian challenges.
  4. Educational Institutions: Schools, universities, and other educational organizations.
  5. Suppliers and Business Partners: Organizations collaborating with businesses and influencing the supply chain.
  6. Social Organizations and Communities: Organizations representing and serving social groups and local communities.

What are the benefits of certification?

By obtaining ISO 26000 certification, organizations can benefit in various ways:

  • Enhanced social awareness: Certification demonstrates an organization’s commitment to its social responsibilities, enhancing its image in society.
  • Improved relations with stakeholders: Better management of social impacts is linked to satisfying the needs of stakeholders, strengthening relationships with customers, partners, and the local community.
  • Promotion of sustainable development: Incorporating social responsibility practices into business activities contributes to sustainable development.
  • Empowerment of personnel: Active participation of staff in social responsibility practices enhances internal cohesion and dedication. • Compliance with legal requirements: Certification demonstrates compliance with legal requirements and regulations related to social responsibility.
  • Competitive advantage: Certification gives organizations a competitive advantage in the market, making them preferred by customers seeking responsible business practices.


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