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International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Global standard-setting body composed of representatives from national standards organizations.

Chairing ISO’s largest-ever multi-stakeholder negotiation process

Jonathon’s long involvement with ISO dates back to 1993 as a South African delegate at the birth of the ISO 14000 series on environmental management. In 2005, he led the South African delegation to the ISO process developing ISO 26000 on Social Responsibility. During that five-year process, Jonathon was elected to lead the global multi-stakeholder negotiations on the text, securing consensus – from more than 450 experts, 95 countries and 45 global organisations – on the principles and guidance on such issues as organisational governance, human rights, fair labour practices, the environment and consumer rights. He subsequently assisted ISO DEVCO in promoting social responsibility in the MENA region and East Africa. He served as ISO’s representative on the international Corporate Reporting Dialogue, alongside organisations such as CDP, CDSB, GRI, IIRC and SASB.