10 October 2011 – A new book on ISO 26000 was published in the UK today, featuring a chapter by Incite’s Jonathon Hanks on ‘ISO 26000 and other standards – the relationship between ISO 26000, the UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative.”
The book, Understanding ISO 26000. A Practical Approach to Social Responsibility, provides the background and some deeper insight into the interpretation and implications of ISO 26000, as well as into how it might be used. With a Foreword from Kevin McKinley, Deputy Secretary-General of ISO, and a Preface from Jorge Cajazeira, the Chair of the Working Group that developed the standard, this book is intended to be an important point of reference for all those working on responsibility issues within companies and other organizations as well as those working in the field of standardization and in academia.
ISO 26000 takes the pioneering step of setting out an internationally agreed set of principles and guidelines for the social responsibility of all organizations, whether they be multinational companies, small businesses, charities, or governments.
Jonathon served as the chair of the international drafting team responsible for drafting the text of the standard, and facilitated many of the international negotiations, involving experts from six stakeholder groups and 90 countries.