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CAN/CSA-ISO 26000:16 - Guidance on social responsibility (Adopted ISO 26000:2010, first edition, 2010-11-01)

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  • 2016

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CAN/CSA-ISO 26000 - Guidance on Social Responsibility

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Many organizations face the challenge of effectively demonstrating to their stakeholders how they are operating their businesses in a responsible fashion.

ISO 26000 - Guidance on Social Responsibility provides guidance on how organizations can operate in a socially responsible way that contributes to sustainable development, including the health and welfare of society. The standard offers recommendations on how to structure, evaluate, and improve social responsibility, including stakeholder relationships and community impacts. ISO 26000 also provides organizations with a set of societal expectations of what constitutes responsible behaviour, based on authoritative international instruments and best practices.

CAN/CSA ISO 26000 is the Canadian-adopted version of the international standard and has been vetted by Canadian stakeholders and deemed appropriate for the Canadian marketplace. The adoption of ISO 26000 as a National Standard of Canada is an important milestone, indicating that Canadian social responsibility experts agree that the standard is appropriate and beneficial for use by organizations across Canada.


  • Provides guidance to all types of organizations, regardless of their size or location, on areas such as concepts, definitions and core subjects of social responsibility
  • Offers best practices around integrating, implementing and promoting socially responsible behaviour throughout an organization
  • Designed to work in all organizational and cultural contexts and is flexible to suit organizations' specific policies and procedures
  • Contributes to sustainable development by reducing harmful environmental, social and economic impacts
  • Helps demonstrate a commitment to continual improvement
  • Helps attract like-minded partners, investors, customers and staff
  • Contributes to sustainable development by reducing harmful environmental, social and economic impacts
  • Helps organizations identify new opportunities and manage and reduce risk

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