NEW DELHI: NCR Consultants Limited (NCRCL®), in association with Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, is is organizing one day workshop on the theme of “Understanding ISO 26000 : Workshop on CSR Guidelines” . Workshop to help the organizations understand the complicacies and the procedures for ISO 26000 for CSR initiatives by them.
According to the information available in http://iso26000.hpage.com/, the standard “ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility” can be considered an interesting guideline for creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage by the Organisations. This type of “guidance standard” is new and the world needs to learn that it offers recommendations, advice, proposals, and orientation; nothing less, nothing more.
It is directed to organizations, not to individuals. It was published in November 2010, and one of its greatest benefits so far is boosting the global discussion on social responsibility, i.e. the discussion “on what should be a better social behaviour of organizations”. The guidance in ISO 26000 draws on best practice developed by existing public and private sector Sustainability Reporting initiatives.
The ISO 26000 project is a significant step in the area of social or societal or society related standards, where experts don’t necessarily see a good reason for harmonizing societal items or viewpoints. On foot of different histories and cultures, existing societal differences tend to maintain their relativity to one another rather than conform. Therefore, ISO was prudent in deciding that ISO 26000 shall be a guidance standard that offers orientation, advice, proposals, and recommendations but does not contain requirements for any testing of limits. Thus, the different character of societies is respected.
The guidance in ISO 26000 draws on best practice developed by existing public and private sector SR (Sustainability Reporting) initiatives. It is consistent with and complements relevant declarations and conventions by the United Nations and its constituents, notably the International Labour Organization (ILO), with whom ISO has established a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure consistency with ILO labour standards. ISO has also signed MoUs with the United Nations Global Compact Office (UNGCO) and with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to enhance their cooperation on the development of ISO 26000.
Certificates shall be awarded to the participants of the workshop.