Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The International Organization for Standardization produced the code, ISO/DIS 26000:2010 Guidance on social responsibility, to assist organisations  regardless of size or location  in contributing to sustainable development.
 
The ADAVB Council adopted this standard for the guidance of council, committees and staff at its October meeting in 2010.
 
The document defines social responsibility as the “responsibility of an organisation for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behaviour that:
  • Contributes to sustainable development including health and the welfare of society
  • Takes into account the expectations of stakeholders
  • Is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behaviour
  • Is integrated throughout the organisation and practised in its relationships”.
The introduction to the document states: “The aim of social responsibility is to contribute to sustainable development”.
 
The introduction continues: “The International Standard provides guidance on the underlying principles of social responsibility, the core subjects and issues pertaining to social responsibility and on ways to integrate socially responsible behaviour into existing organisational strategies, systems, practices and processes. This International Standard emphasises the importance of results and improvements in social responsibility performance”.
 
ADAVB is a socially responsible organisation. Its procedures, activities, policies and by-laws mean that it overwhelmingly meets ISO 26000:2010.
 
Download the list of the standard’s core subjects and issues of social responsibility, and ADAVB's stance on each one. (ADAVB’s stance on many of the issues identified by ISO 26000:2010 is mirrored by that of ADA Inc.)
 
 
The International Organization for Standardization produced the code, ISO/DIS 26000:2010 Guidance on social responsibility, to assist organisations  regardless of size or location  in contributing to sustainable development.
 
The ADAVB Council adopted this standard for the guidance of council, committees and staff at its October meeting in 2010.
 
The document defines social responsibility as the “responsibility of an organisation for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behaviour that:
  • Contributes to sustainable development including health and the welfare of society
  • Takes into account the expectations of stakeholders
  • Is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behaviour
  • Is integrated throughout the organisation and practised in its relationships”.
The introduction to the document states: “The aim of social responsibility is to contribute to sustainable development”.
 
The introduction continues: “The International Standard provides guidance on the underlying principles of social responsibility, the core subjects and issues pertaining to social responsibility and on ways to integrate socially responsible behaviour into existing organisational strategies, systems, practices and processes. This International Standard emphasises the importance of results and improvements in social responsibility performance”.
 
ADAVB is a socially responsible organisation. Its procedures, activities, policies and by-laws mean that it overwhelmingly meets ISO 26000:2010.
 
Download the list of the standard’s core subjects and issues of social responsibility, and ADAVB's stance on each one. (ADAVB’s stance on many of the issues identified by ISO 26000:2010 is mirrored by that of ADA Inc.)
 
 
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