IWA on ISO 26000 and ISO MSS

Sweden has, as ISO member, proposed a new work item in ISO: an IWA (international workshop agreement) that shows how users of ISO management system standards (e.g. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) can use ISO 26000 although it is not a management system standard. The work item was accepted by ISO TMB and the work is ongoing. For more information: project website

Project developments:

IWA 26 Using ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on social responsibility together with ISO management system standards will likely be published June or July 2017.

First workshop will be in March 9-10 in Stockholm and the second one will be May 2-3 in London.

December 2016 -January 2017: comments received are acted upon and a first draft is sent out for broader consultation.

November 21: Preparatory meeting with approximately 20 people from 15 countries. Ad hoc groups were set up to develop the clauses and texts.

October 28 2016: two open international webinars for different time-zones. Approximately 25 people participated from relevant stakeholder groups, e.g. ISO 26000/CSR/Sustainability experts  certification agencies, NSBs, academia, industry.

October 17 2016: Notice of meeting/Draft agenda circulated for the IWA Preparatory meeting November 21.

October 17 2016: Notice of meeting/Draft agenda circulated for IWA Workshop 9-10 March 2017.

September 2016: ISO TMB gives green light for Sweden to go ahead.

July 2016: the Swedish suggested work item is circulated to all ISOmembers.