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ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Management Consultancy

ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Management Consultancy

Social Responsibility is a concept that we´ve heard for a long time and that has become extremely popular. In general, social responsibility is the behavior and principles that are based on "people first", that enable institutions or organizations to respond to their social and environmental expectations in the best way, and that enable them to reveal national or international requirements.

Companies need to establish relationships with society in order to survive. For this reason, it is not a very new concept for companies to meet the concept of social responsibility. Only the way they present the concept of social responsibility changes in proportion to the level of development of societies. There are certain standards and requirements of these standards that companies apply in order to reveal their social responsibility aspects. In this context, the standards on which the most detailed studies are carried out stand out as ISO 26000 and SA 8000 standards.

What is ISO 26000?

The system, which stands out as the ISO 26000 standard, is the development of the system that was previously studied as the SA 8000 Standard. In 2010, the ISO 26000:2010 standard was published for the first time by the International Standards Organization. Thanks to this document, for the first time, the principles, practices and terms of social responsibility were clearly expressed and an agreement was reached. This standard, by improving the social aspect of institutions or organizations, provides an increase in both social and environmental added value, and makes it possible for the development to be sustainable.
The ISO 26000 standard is a system created for both the private sector and public institutions and organizations. At the same time, non-profit non-governmental organizations also apply to this system, whether it is a developed or developing country, it becomes a needed standard all over the world.

Scope of ISO 26000

When the ISO 26000 standard is examined, it is seen that there are seven main topics on which this system is based. Implementing these main topics and making the process continuous not only improves the social responsibility aspect of businesses, but also makes it possible to make it a life culture.

These 7 main articles in the standard deal with all the activities that should be implemented by the enterprises within the system application in detail and the process is explained. These main headings should be determined according to the business areas of the enterprises and the corporate values ??of each enterprise.

If the 7 main items of the system are to be explained;

1) “Human Rights”, One of the Most Fundamental Articles
2) The Matter That Makes You Realize There Are Other Living Beings On Earth: "Environment"
3) “Fair Working Practices” Emphasizing Equality
4) “Corporate Governance” Or In Other Expression “Organizational Governance” Infrastructures
5) “Employee Practices” within the Scope of Social Responsibility for Employees
6) Solutions for “Consumer Problems” to Achieve Compliance with Customers
7) “Social Participation and Developments” in the Scope of Social Responsibility

What are the Advantages of ISO 26000?

Institutions and organizations that implement the ISO 26000 standard gain many important advantages.

• Thanks to this standard, it is possible for you to develop a social responsibility strategy for your institutions and organizations. This improves your social standing.
• Thanks to this system, your internal stakeholders, namely your employees, shareholders and external stakeholders, your customers, suppliers and society, are included in this social responsibility strategy you have created, and their motivation and commitment increase. Your corporate vision evolves.
• Your corporate image and reputation are brought to the highest level.
• As the damage to the environment is reduced, your environmental aspect is supported and this puts you in a separate place in society.
• The prestige of the business increases both in the eyes of the customers and in the eyes of your stakeholders.
• Implementing the ISO 26000 standard makes you a socially responsible organization. In this way, you display a strong image on both national and international platforms. The trust of our institution is carried to the next level.
• Provides different advantages in the long run. For example, when you enter international tenders or venture into new business on a local basis, you have the chance to reveal that your organization has an appropriate social responsibility aspect, which is a factor that sets you apart from other organizations.
• It prepares the infrastructure for faster decision making, lower cost and higher counter business steps. It allows for an increase in the number of customers and business partners.

How to Get ISO 26000 Certificate?

It is not a problem if an institution has not established the ISO 26000 standard before, or even if it has not worked on any "Social Responsibility management" before. In this regard, by getting support from consultancy firms that have experts in their fields, a complete system installation