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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000 ISO 26000.

WD3

Introducing ISO 26000 and understanding some of the challenges


Rio de Janiero
1 October 2007

Dubai - July 2007

ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000 ISO 26000 chart


CAG
Chairs Advisory Group

ISO/TMB/WG SR

TG-1 Funding and Stakeholder Engagement

TG-2 Communication

TG-3 Operational Procedures

TG-4
Scope, SR Context & SR Principles

Strategic Task Groups

TG-5
Guidance on core SR subjects/issues

Liaison Task Force

Editing Committee

TG-6
Guidance for Organization on implementing SR

Standard Setting Task Groups


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0. Introduction TG 4 1. Scope TG 4 2. Normative references Later 3. Terms and definitions

TG4, TG5, TG6 (Liaison Task Force)

4. The context of social responsibility in which an organizations operates TG 4 5. Principles of social responsibility

TG 4

6. Fundamental subjects for SR / Guidance on SR core issues TG 5 7. Guidance for an organization on implementing SR TG 6 8. Annex

Later

Bibliography Later
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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


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0. Introduction 1. Scope 2. Normative references 3. Terms and definitions 4. The context of social responsibility in which an organizations operates 5. Principles of social responsibility 6. Fundamental subjects for SR / Guidance on SR core issues 7. Guidance for an organization on implementing SR 8. Annex Bibliography
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0. Introduction 1. Scope 2. Normative references 3. Terms and definitions 4. The SR context in which organizations operate 5. Principles of social responsibility 6. Fundamental subjects for SR / Guidance on SR core issues 7. Guidance for an organization on implementing SR 8. Annex Bibliography
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0. Introduction 1. Scope 2. Normative references 3. Terms and definitions 4. The context of social responsibility in which organizations operate 5. Principles of social responsibility 6. Fundamental subjects for SR / Guidance on SR core issues 7. Guidance for an organization on implementing SR 8. Annex Bibliography
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Definition: Social Responsibility
Responsibility of an organization for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behaviour that is consistent with sustainable development and the welfare of society; takes into account the expectations of stakeholders; is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behaviour; and is integrated throughout the organization.
Further elaboration on the meaning of social responsibility is provided in Section 4.2 (The concept of social responsibility)
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Definition: Stakeholder

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Definition: Stakeholder Engagement

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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


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0. Introduction 1. Scope 2. Normative references 3. Terms and definitions 4. The context of social responsibility in which organizations operate 5. Principles of social responsibility 6. Fundamental subjects for SR / Guidance on SR core issues 7. Guidance for an organization on implementing SR 8. Annex Bibliography
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4. The context of social responsibility in which an organization operates
4.1 Historical background and trends 4.2 The concept of social responsibility 4.3 From theory to practice 4.4 The relationship of the stakeholder approach to the concept of social responsibility

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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


ISO 26000.WD3
0. Introduction 1. Scope 2. Normative references 3. Terms and definitions 4. The context of social responsibility in which organizations operate 5. Principles of social responsibility 6. Fundamental subjects for SR / Guidance on SR core issues 7. Guidance for an organization on implementing SR 8. Annex Bibliography
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5. Principles
General law or rule adopted or professed as a basis for conduct or practice that should animate or inform an organizations decision-making and conduct.

The principles
Legal compliance Respect for internationally recognised instruments Recognition of stakeholders and their concerns Accountability Transparency Sustainable development Ethical conduct Precautionary approach Respect for fundamental human rights Respect for diversity
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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


ISO 26000.WD3
0. Introduction 1. Scope 2. Normative references 3. Terms and definitions 4. The context of social responsibility in which organizations operate 5. SR principles relevant to organizations 6. Fundamental subjects for SR / Guidance on SR core issues 7. Guidance for an organization on implementing SR 8. Annex Bibliography
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6. [Fundamental subjects for SR] [Guidance on SR core issues]

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6. Guidance on SR core issues
Organisational governance Human rights Labour practices Environment Fair operating practices Consumer issues [Social development] [Contribution to the community and society]
Organisational Governance
Legal compliance Accountability Transparency Ethical conduct Recognition of stakeholders and their concerns

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6. Guidance on SR core issues
Organisational governance Human rights Labour practices Environment Fair operating practices Consumer issues [Social development] [Contribution to the community and society] Human Rights
Civil and Politics Rights Social, Economical and Cultural Rights Vulnerable Groups Fundamental Rights at Work

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6. Guidance on SR core issues
Organisational governance Human rights Labour practices Environment Fair operating practices Consumer issues [Social development] [Contribution to the community and society]
Labour practices
Employment and Employment relationships Conditions of work and social protection Social dialogue Health and Safety at work Human [resource] development

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6. Guidance on SR core issues
Organisational governance Human rights Labour practices Environment Fair operating practices Consumer issues [Social development] [Contribution to the community and society]
Environment
[Identifying and managing] Environmental aspects of activities, products and services Promoting sustainable consumption and production Sustainable resource use [Combating] [Addressing] climate change [Valuing ecological services] [Ecosystems]

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6. Guidance on SR core issues
Organisational governance Human rights Labour practices Environment Fair operating practices Consumer issues [Social development] [Contribution to the community and society]
Fair operating practices
Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Responsible political involvement Fair Competition Promoting social responsibility through the supply chain Respect for property rights

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6. Guidance on SR core issues
Organisational governance Human rights Labour practices Environment Fair operating practices Consumer issues [Social development]
Consumer issues
Fair operating, marketing and information practices Protecting consumers health and security Mechanism for product recall Provision and development of environmentally and socially beneficial products and services Consumer service and support Consumer data protection and privacy Access to essential goods and services Sustainable consumption Education and awareness

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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


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6. Guidance on SR core issues
Organisational governance Human rights Labour practices Environment Fair operating practices Consumer issues [Social development] [Contribution to the community and society]
[Social development] [Contribution to the community and society]
Contribution to social development Contribution to economic development Community involvement [issues]

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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


ISO 26000.WD3
0. Introduction 1. Scope 2. Normative references 3. Terms and definitions 4. The context of social responsibility in which organizations operate 5. SR principles relevant to organizations 6. Fundamental subjects for SR / Guidance on SR core issues 7. Guidance for an organization on implementing social responsibility 8. Annex Bibliography
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7. Guidance for an organization on implementing social responsibility
7.1 General 7.2 Understanding the social responsibility context
Key considerations Understanding the organizations profile Analyzing the social responsibility boundaries and context Understanding the stakeholder concerns

7.3 Working with stakeholders


Key considerations Identification of stakeholders The engagement process

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7. Guidance for an organization on implementing social responsibility
7.4 Integrating SR into an organizations goals and strategies
Key consideration Adopting SR principles and connecting them to the organizations statements Developing objectives and strategies

7.5 The implementation of SR in daily practice


Key consideration Raising awareness and building competencies Establishing structure and reviewing operations against strategy Setting targets for social responsibility Action plans, instruments and implementation

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7. Guidance for an organization on implementing social responsibility
7.6 Communicating on social responsibility
Key Consideration Types of communication on social responsibility Periodic public reporting Additional SR communications Planning and selecting communication forms and media Stakeholder dialogue on communication about social responsibility

7.7 Evaluating SR activities and practices


Key considerations Monitoring Improvement options

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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


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ISO 26000.WD3 - Some key issues for consideration (1/3)
Length / density of the document
How to maximise the value of this document for all organisations? What scope for restructuring of the document (e.g. issue-annexes?) Process elements re drafting - a need for a more integrated approach?

Nature of the guidance / fundamental expectations


What level of detail to provide? (currently many prescriptive lists)

Ensuring guidance standard is applicable to all organisations


Concern by many that this focuses mainly on large business organisations

Making appropriate provision for SR and the role of government


Government as an organisation and government as policy maker on SR issues

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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


ISO 26000.WD3
ISO 26000.WD3 - Some key issues for consideration (2/3)
Agreeing the definition of stakeholder and stakeholder engagement
Some underlying conceptual differences that need to be addressed

Addressing Clause 5 (Principles) and its relationship with Clause 6


Should we retain a separate clause or integrate all principles into Clause 6?

Organisational governance - retain in Clause 5 or treat as principles?


Specific note on scope of standard and fact that must not be for certification

The relationship and ordering between Clause 6 and Clause 7


Some have suggested moving Clause 7 before Clause 6

References to other instruments relevant to social responsibility


Thoughts re reference to e.g. GRI and related initiatives

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ISO 26000.WD3 - Some key issues for consideration (2/3)
Nature of the advice in Clause 7 (Implementation)
Concern that still too much like an MSS How to ensure a closer link with the Clause 6 issues (and SR more generally)?

Reference to the term supply chain


Scope to use value chain or sphere of influence

International norms of behaviour


What is covered within this definition?

Testing the application of the standard


Is there scope for a beta-testing of the standard

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ISO/TMB WG SR ISO 26000


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The challenge of ensuring the relevance of ISO 26000 to the very different circumstances of different parts of the world.

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Nairobi Workshop Statement

(1/2)

On the content of ISO 26000, the workshop participants:


Highlight the generally weaker levels of government in the region, and draw attention to the following aspects:
This has significant implications for the nature of the SR activities of the private sector, NGOs and other organisations in the region There is much that Northern organisations can learn from the SR activities of African organisations arising from these challenges they face and the nature of their responses to these challenges It is suggested that specific provision needs to be made in Clause 4 for the implications that this issue has on the concept of SR It is suggested that more explicit provision needs to be made within ISO 26000 for the specific implications of SR for government - an an organisation that is subject to the same expectations on SR, and as regards its particular responsibility in giving effect to SR in policy and regulation

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Nairobi Workshop Statement

(1/2)

On the content of ISO 26000, the workshop participants:


Emphasise the need to ensure provision in the standard for Africa-specific issues, including for example:
The promotion of poverty eradication and the attainment of the MDGs Addressing corruption and promoting the need for transparency Addressing HIV/Aids and other health issues including maleria Ensuring appropriate provision of socio-economic infrastructure and social security measures Promoting product stewardship and life cycle issues so as to minimise developing country impacts Promoting the effective application of fair operating and trade practices in the developing country context (including e.g. product recalls) Safeguarding the role of women and addressing child labour concerns The need to encourage greater SR practices in government Encouraging greater development and use of partnerships Addressing the challenge of skills development Ensuring protection of human rights
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