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ISO 26000 Self assessment scan tool

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The purpose of this tool is to do a self assessment on social responsibility. The questions will compare the main aspects of ISO 26000 with how your organization deals with social responsibility. The results will give you a first impression of your status and ideas for improvement.

  •   Basic  
  •   A  
    1.   1—7  
  •   B  
    1.   8—12  
  •   C  
    1.   13  
    2.   14—18  
    3.   19—23  
    4.   24—27  
    5.   28—31  
    6.   32—34  
    7.   35—38  
  •   D  
    1.   39—60  
  •   Result  

A. Principles of social responsibility

This part A of the scan addresses the seven principles of social responsibility. Organizations that approach and practice social responsibility base their behaviour on standards, guidelines or rules of conduct that are in accordance with accepted principles of right or good conduct...

Seven principles of social responsibility

In applying the seven principles of SR it is advisable that an organization takes into consideration societal, environmental, legal, cultural, political and organizational diversity, as well as differences in economic conditions, while being consistent with international norms of behaviour.

  1. 1/60

    Scantool Basic - A. The organization takes accountability for its impacts on society and the environment.

    The organization takes accountability for its impacts on society and the environment.

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    Accountability is the acceptance of responsibility for someone or for an action. This can require that the organization explains or is able to answer for the actions of individuals involved with the organization; this accountability to those affected by the decisions and activities, but also society in general. This principle suggests that an organization should accept appropriate scrutiny and also accept a duty to respond to this scrutiny. Overall, they must accept responsibility for any wrongdoing and attempt to remedy it and prevent its reoccurrence.

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    Scantool Basic - A. The organization is transparent in its decisions and activities that impact on society and the environment.

    The organization is transparent in its decisions and activities that impact on society and the environment.

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    Transparency is a characteristic wherein things are easily seen and understood. In order to achieve this, an organization should disclose in a clear, accurate and complete manner and to a reasonable and sufficient degree, the policies, decisions and activities for which it is responsible, including the known and likely impacts on society and the environment. It should be noted that this does not include proprietary or legally-protected information. Rather, it is ensuring that information over the purpose and nature of activities and decisions, including performance and financial sources.

  3. 3/60

    Scantool Basic - A. The organization’s behaviour is based on the ethics of honesty, equity and integrity. These ethics imply a concern for people, animals and the environment and a commitment to address stakeholders’ interests.

    The organization’s behaviour is based on the ethics of honesty, equity and integrity. These ethics imply a concern for people, animals and the environment and a commitment to address stakeholders’ interests.

    Relevant information

    Ethics are a set of principles that outline good behaviour. This is reflected in various organizational structures, process and policies, including governance structures, performance appraisal, supply chain partners, employee hiring practices, ethical behavioural policies, and the like.

  4. 4/60

    Scantool Basic - A. The organization respects, considers and respond to the interests of its stakeholders.

    The organization respects, considers and respond to the interests of its stakeholders.

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    An organization’s stakeholders include owners, members, customers, constituents, as well as other individuals and groups, even if those individuals have no formal role in the organization and/or are not aware of their interest in the decisions and activities of the organization. Not only should stakeholders be identifies, an organization should assess and take into account its stakeholders in regards to an organization’s activities and decision.

  5. 5/60

    Scantool Basic - A. The organization accepts that respect for the rule of law is mandatory.

    The organization accepts that respect for the rule of law is mandatory.

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    The rule of law is those laws and regulations put in place by national and international organizations. It is generally implied that these laws and regulations are written, publically disclosed and fairly enforced according to established procedures. For an organization, this means ensuring that the organization is aware of the rules and regulations through periodic review, that they inform those who are involved of them, and they implement members to see that they are observed and are complied with.

  6. 6/60

    Scantool Basic - A. The organization respects international norms of behaviour, while adhering to the principle of respect for the rule of law.

    The organization respects international norms of behaviour, while adhering to the principle of respect for the rule of law.

    Relevant information

    Behavioural norms are the behavioural expectations or rules in a society. These norms are usually based on some sort of consensus and are largely enforced through forms of social sanctions. For organizations active in countries where the law or its implementation are not in compliance with international norms of behaviour, an organization should attempt to respect those international norms of behaviour and/or review the nature of the relationship and activities within that jurisdiction.

  7. 7/60

    Scantool Basic - A. The organization respects human rights and recognizes both their importance and their universality.

    The organization respects human rights and recognizes both their importance and their universality.

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    Human Rights are those set out in the International Bill of Human Rights (http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/). These rights should be viewed as universal, in that they affect all individuals in all situations, and these rights should be respected and fostered. In the event that the laws do not provide for adequate protection of human rights, an organization should adhere to the principle of respect for international norms of behaviour.

 

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