ISO 26000 – Social responsibility

According to ISO.ORG the International Organization for Standardization who develop and publish International Standards

” 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.

The standard was launched in 2010 following five years of negotiations between many different stakeholders across the world. Representatives from government, NGOs, industry, consumer groups and labour organizations around the world were involved in its development, which means it represents an international consensus.

Business and organizations do not operate in a vacuum. Their relationship to the society and environment in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to continue to operate effectively. It is also increasingly being used as a measure of their overall performance.

ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.

At SOCIALBOX.BIZ we operate in accordance with ISO 26000 through our core principles, business model and standard processes.
The seven basic principles embodied within ISO 26000 cover the following key areas:
  • Organisational governance
  • Human rights
  • Labour practices
  • Environment
  • Fair operating practices
  • Consumer issues
  • Community involvement and development
SOCIALBOX.BIZ can demonstrate both recognition and adherence to ISO 26000 across all of these areas.
The whole concept of recycling embodies the principles of social responsibility through optimising re-usage and minimising waste.  Refurbishment and shredding means we help our customers meet their own environmental targets,  including zero landfill policies.  SOCIALBOX.BIZ takes social responsibility one step further through its charitable donation option which can still achieves cost neutrality for our customers whilst benefiting a range of good causes, whether for example aimed at environmental gain or supporting human rights.
At SOCIALBOX.BIZ we are committed to continuously validating our environmental performance.  To this end we have implemented periodic reviews to ensure ongoing compliance with ISO 26000 and going further in enhancing and sharing those best practices.
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