Swedish member to ISO, SIS, has initiated development of a quick ISO deliverable, IWA26, on how to apply ISO 26000 together with ISO high level structure on management system standards. All information is available at the project site:
“IWA26” will also be discussed at the LinkedIn group ISO 26000 and the hashtag #IWA26000
ISO has published a brochure that illustrates how users of ISO 26000 are guided in a way that contributes to the UN SDGs, the Sustainable Development Goals. It is available at:
Yesterday: PPO meeting with the stakeholder advisory group for ISO 26000. Some notes:
* One item on the agenda was the translation of basic training material into Spanish, soon finished.
* The OECD/ISO26000 linkage document is currently in its 14th draft and it is time to move forward, perhaps as a ISO 26000 PPO Protocol.
* SDG/26000 brochure will likely be ready within a week. We will bundle with the more detailed “cross-reference” asap, as it will be the PPO-appendix to the ISO-brochure.
* Next physical meeting: in Stockholm we decide preliminary that it could be a good idea to try to have the April 2017 meeting in Geneva in an ISO-setting as it is time for the systematic review (launch end of October 2016).
The DIS2 (second draft international standard) of ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement – Guidance is now out for international vote. The DIS2 draft is much more aligned with ISO 26000, UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business, and OECD Guidelines. Much has been improved since the first draft. Some 500 technical comments have been acted upon and the guidance in the document is clearer and more to the point.
Today we had a meeting with NIN, the NSB (ISO 26000) information network. Ireland, France, Canada, Sweden, Brazil, South Africa were active and shared experiences.
Canada has adopted ISO26000 and is planning promotional activities. France is developing national standards supporting ISO26000 and also a sectorial exchange related to for example wine, aviation, food. In Sweden a selfdeclaration tool is picking up speed. In South Africa focus is more on integrated reporting and governance at the moment.
Ireland has promotional activities especially through BITC. Brazil is going through challenging times but ISO 26000 is still used.
Swedish NSB SIS and Ludvig Hubendick (PPO secr) presented ideas around how to help organizations using ISO management systems, eg 9001 Quality management system, to better understand and make use of ISO26000.
Today: PPO meeting SAG (stakeholder advisory group) to discuss the PPO action plan, the coming systematic review, the draft linkage document ISO26000/OECD MNE guidelines, ISO26000/SDGs, ISO26000/UNGPBHR, the annual survey, the basic training material and much more. Protocol will be uploaded at PPO site soon. Preliminary notes: we launch systematic review earlier Q4, we revise the annual PPO survey and launch asap after consultation with SAG, we publish what we have regarding ISO26000/OECD linkage, we help ISO develop their ISO26000/SDG document.
PPO meeting NIN: last week the leadership met with the NIN (the NSBs information network) . The countries that participated, e.g. Brazil, Panama, France. Sweden Canada, contributed with important information regarding for example timing and scope of the systematic review. We will try to arrange similar meetings with NIN perhaps every 3 months.
Update April 6: ISO will develop their own ISO 26000/SDG brochure and Staffan will contribute to this and also get input from others. In the end it will be a ISO CS document and not a PPO document which is great for the dissemination. PPO can then produce a more detailed linkage table.
March 18: Notes from ISO 26000 Post Publication Organisation (PPO) meeting in Stockholm October 2015, and meetings between Staffan/Adriana/Cristina: Staffan leads the ad hoc group that develops the new linkage document between the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs) and ISO 26000. Members in the group are from ppo sag so far: Staffan, Hans, Dwight, Adriana, Cristina and a few more. If the composition of the group is stakeholder balanced, willing and able we can make quick progress. Otherwise we need suggestions of other persons that could join the group. Adriana and Cristina has already done some work in Spanish on SDGs.
100 physical copies of ISO 26000 in English have been purchased and are now available for distribution to key individuals. Please contact admin(at)iso26000.info if you have suggestions of such key individuals. ISO 26000 is, as all ISO standards, copyright protected and the agreement with the National Standards Body that issued the 100 copies, states that the copies can only be sent (by post and by AMAP) to individuals as part if ISO 26000 training conducted by AMAP Sustainability.
Therefore, in order to receive a free copy, the person must
# have participated in one of the free ISO 26000 webinar or tele-conference trainings, approximately 1 hour.
# agree to receive a personal copy that shall not be further copied or duplicated
Priority will be given to underfunded regions and organisations.
An ad hoc group “UN Guiding Principles” with members from PPO and the PPO Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) will start working on a linkage document between ISO 26000 and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Members of the group so far: Staffan Söderberg, Dante Pesce, and a few more.