Key Standards for Sustainability
ISO Standards for Sustainability
Biodiversity. Guidance for businesses on managing the risks and opportunities.
Specification for topsoil.
Principles and framework for procuring sustainability.
Managing sustainable development of organisations. Framework for assessment against BS 8900-1 specification.
Specification for a sustainable event management system with guidance for use.
Requirements for packaging recoverable by material recycling.
A new standard for the circular economy.
Code of practice for the design of protective measures for methane and carbon dioxide group gases for new buildings.
ISO 26000 and Organisational Social Responsibility
ISO 26000 is a standard providing guidance on integrating social responsibilities that are relevant and significant to their mission and vision, operations and processes, customers, employees, communities and other stakeholders and environmental impact.
The seven key underlying principles of social responsibility:
- Ethical behaviuor
- Respect for stakeholder interests
- Respect for the rule of law
- Respect for international norms of behaviour
- Respect for human rights
The seven core subjects and issues pertaining to social responsibility:
- Organizational governance
- Human rights
- Labour practices
- The environment
- Fair operating practices
- Consumer issues
- Community involvement and development