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2014-05-13 The results of ISO members’ vote on a possible revision of ISO 26000:2010 are made available.

2014-05-08 Worth reading: Are we about to murder ISO 26000?    This is the title of an excellent article written by
                          Paul Davies, Australia. It is a well-grounded pleading in favor of the flexibility needed to realize the practical
                         social responsibility and, logically, why tendencies towards squeezing social responsibility into a requirements
                         box like certification is all about “murdering ISO 26000”. It is an exciting and quick read
                         at http://banarra.com/news/article/are-we-about-to-murder-iso-26000 .

2014-02-05 IFAN, the International Federation of Standards Users, has published its
                   position on the possible technical revision of ISO 26000:2010, which is basically to leave the documents
                   NOW unchanged and, as a prerequisite for a sound revision, to gain more experiences and perform some
                   ground-finding studies.

2013-12-09 Update on the start of the so-called “Systematic Review” of ISO 26000 on 15 October 2013.
                   ISO national member bodies are requested to provide their opinions on the possible revision of the text
                   of ISO 26000 by 15 March 2014 at the latest.

2013-09-08 Fast and Flawed Inspections of Factories Abroad, NYT, 2 September 2013 This article is worthwhile reading
                          because it describes in detail various factual cases how problematic factory inspection in Asian countries is.
                          It also puts a light on the role of major inspection companies like SGS, Intertek and Bureau Veritas.
                          The conclusion is easy: if audits are flawed certificates don’t have any value.

2013-08-09  “We’re ISO 26000 Certified.” Say What?!    A most interesting and quick read on a real situation in Armenia,
                             by Nazareth Seferian, CSR Armenia

2013-07-27  Since ISO 26000:2010 will be subject to an “ISO systematic review” from October 2013 onwards it seemed
                     worthwhile to deliberate about features to be kept and to propose features that should be changed.
                     An article is available in English, headlined “Is ISO 26000 Ready for Revision”.
                     Among other sources, you find this article also at

2013-07-26  Update of this website’s author’s credentials who was nominated “ISO 26000 representative of IFAN”, the
                     International Federation of Standards Users, effective July 2013.

2013-07-19  Implementing ISO 26000 in Bangladesh The High Commission of Canada/Canada Bangladesh Chamber of
                           Commerce and Industry supported the bilingual publication of this excellent book elaborated by Reed
                           Consulting Bangladesh Ltd. It was first published in April 2013 and quickly needed a reprint after the first
                           5000 copies were in the hands of their users.

2013-04-14  The 26k-issue-tool is now also available in Serbian, thanks to Dušan Stokic, Serbian Chamber of
                            Commerce and Industry; this may be useful also for ISO 26000 users in Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina,                                      Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia

2013-03-20 The description of the review process has been updated; many thanks to Staffan Söderberg, Vice Chair of
                     ISO 26000 PPO (Post Publication Organization), for double-checking this with ISO Central Secretariat.

2013-03-04 SGS Germany presents another case of misconceiving ISO 26000; they offer services talking about
                   measure social responsibility, audits, tests and requirements.
                   How can this happen in a globally acting service company?

2013-03-01 The essential steps for a possible “systematic review” of ISO 26000:2010, scheduled for the end of 2013,
                   are outlined, so that everyone may be best prepared

2013-02-28 Conceptos Efectivos is a micro-organization in Mexico. The CEO provides a message on the
                   efficient use of the 26k-issue-tool to identify those ISO 26000 recommendations where contributions
                   to the development of society seem feasible

2013-02-07 Marmot’s dZi FOUNDATION empowers underserved Himalaya communities, a really good example of
                          contributing to the development of society, without relevance of ISO 26000

2013-02-01 QSI America is another case of ISO 26000 misconception: they offer lead auditor courses and list ISO 26000 under
                          certifiable management system standards; thereby giving the impression that you could become a
                          "ISO 26000 lead auditor"

2013-01-22 Information on the 26k-select software, which realizes the ISO 26000 User Guide and makes the use of
                   ISO 26000 easy and most efficient (for now with German user interface; the English edition will follow)
                   Information zur 26k-select Software, die die ISO 26000 Nutzerhinweise umsetzt und damit die Anwendung
                   von ISO 26000 leichter macht und höchst effizient gestaltet.
                               Diese Information ist auch beim 26k-Handlungsfelder-Werkzeug verfügbar.

                   Die 26k-select-Software mit englischer Benutzerführung ist in Vorbereitung.
                   The english edition of the 26k-select software is currently under preparation.

2012-12-18 ACI Accredited Certification International Limited, Hong Kong issues an ACI-SR26000 certificate and gives
                    the impression as if ISO 26000 was certifiable: another kind of misuse

2012-12-16 AJINOMOTO, a Japanese enterprise, demonstrates by an “ISO 26000 Content List” how they follow the
                   ISO 26000 recommendations in their current activities and how this relates to GRI; a very good example

2012-11-12 Challenges and concerns with ISO 26000, by NORMAPME, at the ISO 26000 Open Forum in Geneva on 7
                   and 8 November 2012

2012-11-15 There are three main reasons to put ISO 26000 in the public domain instead of forcing everyone to
                   purchase it, by Adam Greene

For preceding updates, please go to Updates History.


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