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1 ISO status Staffan Söderberg October 20, Vice Chair Post Publication Organization ISO 26000

2 Some basic information: ISO ISO is 165 national members (75% developing countries) that handle ISO-standards but also other standards (e.g. electrotech IEC, regional CEN, national) The national needs/stakeholders decide which of these (voluntary) standards should be adopted and used. Some standards are made part of legal requirements (public policy) ISO-standards are not for free. Price per page, a cost recovery model for national translation, stakeholder consultations and maintenance. ISO is integrating sustainability. For example, they have Guide 82 on how to address sustainability in standards.

3 Examples of ISO standards on sustainability-related issues ISO Energy Management ISO Security management ISO Food safety ISO (CD) Sustainable procurement ISO Social Responsibility ISO Environmental management ISO Health and Safety ISO Water footprint ISO Ship recycling ISO Event sustainability management systems ISO Earth moving machinery sustainability ISO IT Sustainability ISO Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works ISO Sustainable development of communities ISO (DIS) Sustainable Procurement (2016?) ISO (DIS) Anti-bribery management system (2016?)

4 Sustainable (env/soc/econ) development: current expectations from society Social Responsibility Performance Plan-docheck-act Social Responsibility: -how the organization contributes (sustainability strategy = allocating resources to create value in society) Sustainability Other requirements Legal International norms of behaviour, stakeholder expectations, our own requirements/standards Different from country to country Today Time

5 Some basic information: ISO The largest stakeholder process in ISO resulted in ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility For all types/sizes of organisations/companies in all countries 100 pages, 27 definitions, 7 main principles, 7 core subjects, 37 issues Stakeholder engagement, sphere of influence, integration, relevance/significance Not certifiable Since 2010, 75+ countries have adopted ISO as a national standard Available in 25+ languages So far mostly larger companies use it, including supply chains. Has also had strong influence in academia, consultancies, public policy (e.g. CSR policies in European Commission, Chile, Sweden, Egypt) There are linkage documents between ISO and for example UN GC and GRI G4 ISO was reviewed through ISO member country vote in 2013: keep! ISO Post Publication Organisation (PPO) reports to ISO. Sweden and Brazil leads PPO and is adviced by the 30+ person strong stakeholder advisory group and the stakeholders at national level

6 2014: 75+ have adopted as national standard Have adopted In progress Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica,, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Republic of), Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg,, Macau,, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauretania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Republic of), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia,,Saint Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe Adopted as national standard = translated, locally available Not adopted

7 ISO status going forward? Additional countries adopt as national standard More types of organisations use ISO More sustainability-connections between ISO standards (e.g. ISO sustainable procurement, new SME/SMOstandard?) More convergance between international standards (e.g. ISO 26000, GRI, UN GPBHR, UN GC) Next systematic review by ISO in 2016/2017 Need for revision to improve guidance on for example governance, connection to quality, sustainable development goals?

8 Today we will hear examples from all 7 core subjects!

9 Today we will hear examples from all 7 core subjects!

10 The ISO post publication organisation will listen carefully to ideas and trends at the international conference on ISO in Stockholm arranged by the Swedish ISO member SIS!

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