Social responsibility management system
The main benefit
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the voluntary integration of social and environmental considerations into day-to-day corporate operations and interactions with corporate stakeholders.
The principle of including social and environmental aspects in the company's strategy (in addition to the primary focus on generating profit) is also called the triple responsibility.
An organization with a functioning CSR system creates, develops, maintains and promotes the principles and procedures of socially responsible behavior in the areas in which it influences, towards stakeholders that it can identify and engage in this desired direction.
Improving corporate culture
Improving the reputation / image of the organization
Increase productivity and employee engagement
Involvement of stakeholders and integration of processes of socially responsible behavior of the organization into all processes and activities planned and implemented in this direction
What do ESG and ISO 26000 have in common?
ISO 26000 guides the organization to social responsibility and reporting of its activities in this area.
It precisely defines and unifies the concept of social responsibility and structures the sustainable approach of large companies. It provides guidance on how companies can contribute to sustainable development and respect human rights, working conditions, consumer protection and other social issues. It covers seven main topics: human rights, working conditions, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer affairs, community involvement and organizational development and governance.
ISO 26000 can be reported in ESG as part of non-financial reporting so that the organization states what social responsibility principles and practices it applies, what its ESG goals and results are and how it communicates with its stakeholders about its activities and impacts.
The guidance given in ISO 26000 helps to clarify what social responsibility is and to transfer and share the principles and best practices of socially responsible behavior worldwide into the organization's own processes. These are not requirements that would be intended for certification and certification is not possible according to this standard.
If you want to verify the system of social responsibility implemented in your organization by independent certification, choose the original Czech standard ČSN 01 0391: 2013, which sets requirements for the management system and individual pillars of CSR. The standard will be amended in 2021 to reflect changes in the structure in ISO 9001 and to be in line with this structure.