ISO 26000 is the first international standard for Social Responsibility.

Social responsibility is the contribution of organizations, companies, communities, associations, unions… to Sustainable Development.

ISO 26000 provides guidelines for any type of organization seeking to assume and report about the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment.

ISO 26000 recommends two fundamental practices for social responsibility :

  • Identify the impacts of the organization's decisions and activities on the central issues of ISO 26000.


  • Identify stakeholders and the quality of communication with them.

These two practices aim to determine the relevant and priority areas of action of an organization from :

  • Impacts on the entire value chain and product life cycle
  • Systematic consideration of the 7 central issues

  • A broad scope of its responsibility: its sphere of influence

  • The expectations of its stakeholders.