ISO 26000 – Guidance on social responsibility was the first international standard developed on social responsibility and organizational sustainability. The standard was first published in 2010. As part of standard development processes under ISO - The International Standards Organization, published standards are reviewed every three to five years to see if they are still relevant and if any changes are required etc.
ISO 26000 is now up for review or Systematic review under ISO. NSAI is interested in obtaining feedback from users of the standard to see if the standard needs to be updated or revised in any way.
What questions are asked in a systematic review ballot?
In systematic review ballots, the following questions are asked:
- “Recommended action” Answers: (1) Confirm; (2) Confirm with correction of errors, (3) Revise/amend, (4) Withdraw, (5) Abstain, (6) Abstain with survey replies.
- “Has the International Standard been adopted or is it intended to be adopted in the future as a national standard or other publication?” Answers: (1) Yes, (2) No.
- “Is the national publication identical, or proposed to be identical, to the International Standard or modified?” Answers: (1) Identical, (2) Modified.
- “Is this International Standard used in your country without national adoption or are products used in your country based on this standard?” Answers: (1) Yes, (2) No.
- “Is this International Standard, or its national adoption, referenced in regulations in your country?” Answers: (1) Yes, (2) No.
The Systematic review ballot is open until the 6th of June 2017.
National Mirror Committee
NSAI is also re-establishing the national mirror committee on Social Responsibility and is seeking national experts to advise NSAI on the development of international standards in this field.
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To get involved in the ISO 26000 national mirror committee contact: firstname.lastname@example.org