Country information

Country information regarding the use of ISO 26000 is not compiled centrally by ISO or any other organization. Based on surveys sent out by PPO, and other sources, it is estimated that 80 out of the more than 160 ISO member countries have adopted ISO 26000 as a national standard. 21 countries are in progress of adoption. National adoption of an ISO standard does not mean that companies/organisations must use the standard in that country, it simply means that the stakeholders in that country have decided, through the National Standards Body (NSB), that a standard is relevant to their market/society and needs to be translated and made available. It is then up to the market and stakeholders to use the standard. As an international standard, ISO 26000 can be used by anyone regardless of whether it has been nationally adopted: it is always available at ISO (iso.org)

At least 50 countries offer a National Mirror Committee (NMCs) and these countries are almost all part of NIN – NSB Information Network through the NSB. Any stakeholder interested in ISO 26000 should be able to participate and promote ISO 26000 through the NMCs. ISO 26000 is available in more than 31 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Mongolian, Montenegrin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese.

The table below provides a list of examples of initiatives that have been taken to explain, promote and support the use of ISO 26000. Feel free to suggest improvements of the content of this table. All data in this table is preliminary and it is up the reader to confirm the data through his/her own research and contacts. The list of trainers and consultants are examples only, limited to the experiences of the author of this site.

CountryAdopted as national standard Yes/No/In Progress and NSB has a national mirror committee (NMC)Examples of companies/organzations using ISO 26000Examples of supporting initiativesExamples of consultants and trainers
All, or many, countries1.  Nordic Responsibility - a project by Nordic Council of Ministers , 2.  The ISO MENA SR project , 3. Social Responsibility Asia network  SR ASIA1. DNV-GL, LRQA, SGS, Intertek, Bureau Veritas, PWC, EY, etcetera, 2. The National Standards Bodies often offer training
Afghanistan
AlbaniaY
AlgeriaYCTTP, NCA Rouiba, SASACE
Andorra
AngolaY
Antigua and Barbuda
ArgentinaY, NMCGrupo Sancor Seguros, Banco De Galicia Y Buenos Aires S.A., Carrefour, Gas Natural Fenosa, Kimberly-Clark, Nidera Sociedad Anonima, Manpower, CPCECABA, Dow Chemicals1. ISO 26000 used in national quality award 2. IRAM (National Standards Body) initiative: Management of stakeholder identification and engagement1. National Standards Body, IRAM, offers training 2. ELOTRO.org.ar, consultancy
ArmeniaIP
AustraliaADA - Australian Dentist Association, 
CocaCola Amatil, Ratch Australia,
AustriaY, NMCOberösterreichische Ferngas Netz Company,CSR Company International, consultancy
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
BahrainIP
BangladeshIP1. Book: “Implementing ISO 26000 in Bangladesh”, ISBN 978984 33 73229.
BarbadosY
BelarusY? (Russian DST ISO 26000)
BelgiumYCAP Conseil, consultancy
Belize
Benin
BhutanN
BoliviaY
Bosnia and HerzegovinaY, NMC
Botswana
BrazilY, NMCPetrobras, Alcoa, Suzano Pulp and Paper,1. ISO 26000 in national quality award, 2. Ethos tool with indicators
Brunei
BulgariaY, NMC
Burkina FasoN
BurundiIP
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
CanadaY, NMCTeranga Gold Corporation,1. The BNQ Approach
Central African Republic
Chad
ChileY, NMCSodimac, Falabella,1. Chile National CSR Strategy, inspired by ISO 26000,VINCULAR, consultancy
ChinaIP, NMC1. National standards GB/T36000/36001/36002 inspired by ISO 26000,
ColombiaN, NMCEcopetrol, Isa, Isagen, Equion
Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Costa RicaY, NMCIndicarseAED
Cote d'IvoireY, NMC
CroatiaY
CubaN, NMC
CyprusY
Czech RepublicY
DenmarkY, NMCMaersk, Novo Nordisk, Danisco, Novozymes, Clarion, Hammer Taepper, + many, as part of national standard DS 49001
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican RepublicIPIndicarseEcored
EcuadorY, NMCSertecpet
EgyptY, NMCAUEED, Cairo Chamber of Commerce, Domina Coral Bay Hotel, Bavaria, Farm Frites, Hashem Brothers, Mass Food Group, Mobica, NQI, Olympic Group/Electrolux, SIDPEC
El SalvadorIndicarseFundemas
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
EstoniaY
Ethiopia
Fiji
FinlandY, NMC (?)
FranceY, NMCEDF, Carrefour, Schneider Electric, 1. Wine Sector (see presentation at 2015 conference), 2. AFNOR Observatoire ISO 26000
Air France Industries, France Telecom, Pernod Richard, Veolia, GDF Suez, Danone, AXA, Renault
GabonIP
GambiaIP
GeorgiaIP
GermanyY, NMCDibella, BASF,1. Book: Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (Annette Kleinfeld)Kleinfeld CEC, consultancy
GhanaY
Greece
Grenada
GuatemalaYIndicarseCentrarse
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
HondurasYIndicarseFundahrse
HungaryY
IcelandY
IndiaY?
IndonesiaY (in English), NMCPT Semen Tonasa, PT Semen Padang, • Kideco , Berau Coal, Adaro, Arutmin, Kaltim Prima Coal, Bukit Asam, Pertamina, Badak LNG, Kondur Petroleum, Medco Energy, Arun Gas and Oil, • Bakrie Sumatera Plantation, Cargill, Toba Pulp and Paper, Indocement, Lafarage, CG Power system, Holcim. Astra group, • Mandiri Bank, BNI Bank, BRI Bank, Tekom Indonesia, Telkomsel, Jamsostek,1. Corporate Forum for Community Development (CFCD),
IranIP, NMC
IraqIPStaff Development Center, State Company for Leather Industries, Sunni Waqf Directorate, Bagdad Environmental Directorate, AL-Rook Engineering, Al Eslah, Atlas, KSQC
IrelandY, NMC1. BITC The responsible Mark,
IsraelN (have other standard), NMC
ItalyY, NMCPirelli, Telecom Italia
JamaicaIP
JapanY, NMCToshiba, Ajinomoto, Fujitsu, Ricoh, NEC, SONY, Yokogawa, Huawei, Hitachi, Toyota, Suntory, Takeda, Kyocera, Sumitomo, Alpine, Minebea, Osaka Gas, Dainippon, Panasonic,1.  Keidanren, Japan Business Federatio n, 2. Book:  ISO 26000  (Ken-ichi Kumagai), 3.  CSO Network , 4. Article on use of ISO by  CSR Forum
JordanY, NMCRANGERS, The Specialty Hospital, Water Authority of Jordan, Consolidated Consultants, Jordan Islamic Bank, Jordan Steel, Minsitry of Energy and Mineral Resources, ARAL, HIKMA, PETRA
KazakhstanY
KenyaYKenya Wildlife Service, Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited, Kenya Ports Authority, KOFINAF CO. LTD, East African Portland Cement Co. Ltd,
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
KyrgyzstanY
Laos
Latvia
LebanonY, NMCAl-Kawthar Secondary School, Banque Libano-Francais, Chateau Ksara, Audi Bank, Al Baraka Bank, Aley Municipality, ALFA, Blom Bank, ULPI, Pikasso, SchtrumpfNational Standards Body, Libnor offers training
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
LithuaniaY
LuxembourgN
MacauIP
MacedoniaY
Madagascar
MalawiY
MalaysiaIP, NMC1. ISO 26000 in national quality award.
Maldives
MaliY
MaltaY
Marshall Islands
MauritaniaN
MauritiusY
MexicoY, NMCConceptos Efectivos SRL de CV, Santa Catarina (see presentation at 2015 conference), CEMEXEtica y Estrategia, consultancy
Micronesia
MoldovaY
Monaco
MongoliaY
MontenegroY, NMC
MoroccoY, NMCAmendis, COCHEPA, Colorado,
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)IP
NamibiaN
Nauru
Nepal
NetherlandsY, NMCAhrend, Alliander, Albron, CSU, Suiker Unie, Friesland Campina, De Meerlanden, PWN, +many as party of national self-declaration standard1. Book:  ISO 26000 for SMEs  (Hans Kröder) 2. ISOFastTrack  3.  FIRA Platform1. Learn2improve, consultancy 2. Dzyzzion, consultancy
New ZealandN
NicaraguaIndicarseUnirse
Niger
NigeriaY, NMC
North Korea
NorwayY, NMC
OmanY
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
PanamaY, NMCDiagnostic tool INDICARSESumarse, Acenat
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
PeruY
Philippines
PolandY, NMC
PortugalY, NMCPharol, Carris, Tecnifar
Qatar
RomaniaY
RussiaY (Russian DST ISO 26000 adopted), NMC
RwandaY
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi ArabiaN, NMC
SenegalNMC
SerbiaY, NMCVictoria Consulting
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
SingaporeIP, NMC
SlovakiaY
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South AfricaY, NMC1. Incite Sustainability, consultancy, 2. Materialitytracker, consultancy,
South KoreaY, NMC
South Sudan
SpainY, NMC
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. LuciaY
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
SudanIP
SurinameN
SwazilandIP
SwedenY, NMCICA, AB Volvo, Ericsson, H&M, HSB, ESAM, Hertz, Veolia, SCA, NCC, PEAB, Posten, Swedbank, Teracom, Fortifikationsverket, Riksbyggen, Plantagen, Svedab, Höganäs, Swedavia, Vattenfall, ABB, Vakin, NCAB, Staples1.  Foretagarna  (SME tool based on ISO 26000, 70 000 SME members. Based on  survey results  , 1. Consultancies: e.g AMAP Sustainability, ENACT, SP, DNV-GL, LRQA, Intertek, Goodpoint, TEM, Beyond Intent, Allies, 2. National Standards Body SIS also offers training
2. Worldfavor stakeholder tool, 3. Book: Vårt Gemensamma ansvar (ISBN: 9789171627902)
SwitzerlandY, NMCSITA, SDIC, TRS Swiss,
SyriaNMC
Taiwan
Tajikistan
TanzaniaIPCollege of Arts and Social Sciences at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Revenue Authority, Vodacom Tanzania Limited, Tanzania Broadcasting Company Ltd
ThailandY?, NMC
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and TobagoY
TunisiaYAmen Bank, Les Laboratoires SAIPH, STEG,
TurkeyY
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
UgandaYQuality Assurance & Management Consultants, Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda Baati Limited, Ministry of Trade/ Industry/Co-operatives, MTK (U) Limited formerly Cooper, Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum, Housing Finance Bank.
Ukraine
United Arab EmiratesIPAbu Dhabi Al Hosn Gas,
United Kingdom (UK)Y, NMCMarks & Spencer, British Telecom,1. Book: Understanding SR (ISBN 9780580740176). 2. Handbook (UK Gov) on CSR/CSR Asia/ISO26000
CSR Handbook
3. Guide for consumers on ISO 26000
Brochure
United States of America (USA)Y, NMCChrysler, IBM, Microsoft1. ASQ - American Society for Quality:  SR knowledge center , 2. Book:  ISO 26000 in practice  (MIchelle Bernhart) 1. Ecologia, 2. SHERPA B-corp SHERPA
UruguayY
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
VenezuelaPolar Enterprises
VietnamIP
Yemen
ZambiaNMC