ISO Central Secretariat in Geneva manages the ISO brand and the ISO Directives on behalf of the national member bodies. Each country can only have one ISO member and all standardization work is governed through the ISO Directives that the National Standards Bodies (NSBs) agree on through ISO Technical Management Board, one of the governing bodies of ISO.
ISO standards and other ISO deliverables are normally developed in Technical Committees or sub-committees (with national delegations) that have working groups (with individual experts). ISO 26000 was developed in a working group of 450+ experts directly under ISO Technical Management Board (TMB) that is in charge of standardization policies. The procedures, comments and results from the ISO 26000 working group process are available to the public. (iso.org/wgsr). ISO also maintains an official landing site for ISO 26000 (www.iso.org/sr).
All standards/standardizations are coordinted by a Technical Program Manager (TPM) at ISO Central Secretariat. The TPM for the published ISO 26000 is currently Mr. Jose Alcorta. After having completed its work in 2010 the Working Group that developed ISO 26000 was disbanded by ISO TMB. In order to maintain momentum and market information ISO TMB asked the two NSBs that had led the Working Group to maintain the Secretariate under a new name: ISO 26000 Post Publication Organisation (PPO). This new PPO Secretariat, the Terms of Reference, was formed by SIS and ABNT by appointing chair Mr. Jorge Cajazeira, vice chair Mr. Staffan Söderberg, secretary Ms. Tina Bohlin, and co-secretary Eduardo Campos de Sao Thiago.
The PPO has operating procedures and two important bodies available for advice and support:
the SAG – Stakeholder Advisory Group that is similar to the former ISO 26000 Working Group Chairs Advisory Group where leaders in the development of ISO 26000 as well as stakeholder groups (that set up their own networks and representatives), are present
the NIN – NSB Information Network which consists of Chairs and Secretaries of the approximately 50 National Mirror Committees (NMCs) handling issues related to ISO 26000. It is up to local stakeholders and NSBs to set up and manage national mirror committees, strongly recommended to do so in a stakeholder balanced way.
The PPO is also closely listening to the discussions and information shared between stakeholder in the 17 000 member strong open LinkedIn group on ISO 26000.
Please contact PPO Secretariat: Ms. Tina Bohlin, secretary, if you have questions about who represents who and how, in the stakeholder advisory group. Since publication of ISO 26000, the PPO has met with its stakeholder advisory group on average three times per year, once per year face-to-face. Work items and protocols are publicly available, a brief summary of ongoing work is available on this site.
The table below contains some of the names and roles that make up the ISO 26000 Post Publication infrastructure. Country specific information is found under a separate part of this website.
|ISO 26000 ROLE||NAME||INFORMATION|
|PPO Leadership||Mr. Jorge Cajazeira, Suzano, cajazeira(at)suzano.com.br||Chair WG and PPO|
|PPO Leadership||Mr. Staffan Söderberg, AMAP Sustainability, staffan.soderberg(at)amap.se||Vice Chair WG and PPO|
|PPO Leadership||Ms. Tina Bohlin, SIS, tina.bohlin(at)sis.se||Secretary PPO|
|PPO Leadership||Mr. Eduardo Sao Thiago, ABNT, edu.thiago(at)abnt.org.br||Co-secretary WG and PPO|
|ISO||Mr. Jose Alcorta, ISO CS, alcorta(at)iso.org||ISO TPM ISO 26000|
|PPO SAG||Many, see composition. Contact details: ask PPO Secretaries|
|PPO NIN||Many see composition|
|HALL OF FAME||Individuals remembered for extraordinarycontributions to the development of ISO 26000|
|WG SR leader||Mr. Jonathon Hanks||Fmr. TG4 convenor, amazing carrier of the integration of the final standard|
|WG SR leader||Mr. Ken-Ichi Kumagai||Fmr. TG4 co-convenor with quality management skills|
|WG SR leader||Mr. Pierre Mazeau||Fmr. TG5 convenor with a passion for CSR|
|WG SR leader||Ms. Charlene Hewat||Fmr. TG5 co-convenor with true environmental insights|
|WG SR leader||Mr. Martin Neureiter||Fmr. TG6 convenor that loves SR and management systems|
|WG SR leader||Ms. Koneru Vijaya Lakshmi||Fmr. TG6 co-convenor that brought new perspectives to the table|
|ISO CS, WG SR leader||Mr. Beer Budoo||Fmr. TG1 convenor, catalyzed regional balance and insights|
|SIS, WG SR leader||Mr. Lars-Gunnar Lundh||Fmr. TG1 co-convenor, catalyzed regional balance and legal perspectives|
|ISO, WG SR leader||Mr. Bernardo Casadilla||Fmr. TG1 convenor, catalyzed regional balance and international insights|
|WG SR leader||Mr. Hidemi Tomita||Fmr. TG2 convenor, brought openness and communication to the process|
|WG SR leader||Ms. Adriana Rosenfeld||Fmr. TG2 co-convenor, positive force for the promotion of the standard|
|WG SR leader||Mr. Tom Rotherham||Fmr TG3 convenor, all for credible process governance|
|ISO, WG SR leader||Ms. Sophie Clivio||Fmr. TG3 convenor, TPM ISO 26000, worked magic in explaining good standardization practices|
|SIS, PPO Leadership||Mr. Ludvig Hubendick||Fmr Secretary PPO with a unique eye for quality and developing countries|
|SIS, PPO, WG SR leader||Ms. Kristina Sandberg||Fmr. Secretary of PPO and WG SR with amazing project management skills|
|WG SR leaders||Mr. Simon Zadek, Mr. Paul Kapelus, Ms. Irit Kenan, Mr. Ernesto Bächtold, Mr. Anthony Miller, Mr. Kernaghan Webb, Ms. Adriana Alonzo, Mr. Thierry Dedieu, Mr. Michael Chiam, Mr. Daryl Neate, Mr. Yang Zeishi, Mr. Josef Wieland,||Fmr. convenors and secretaries that were key to the success of the process|
|WG SR leaders||Ms. Anabela Vaz Ribeiro, Ms. Veronica Yaji, Ms. Emelie Brun, Ms. Dineo Shilenge, Mr. Adam Green, Mr. Osama Elmeligy, Mr. Christian Brodhag, Ms. Marie Löwy-Harmer, Mr. Sergey Papaev, Mr. Dante Pesce||Fmr. convenors and secretaries that were key to the success of the process|
|WG SR||Mr. Ricky Fukada||Fmr. Industry expert that helped setting the standard more free|
|WG SR||Mr. Guido Guertler||Fmr. Industry expert that highlighted the important SME perspective|
|WG SR||Mr. Clifford Henry||Fmr. Industry expert that was able to solve the most difficult personal relationsships|
|WG SR||Ms. Deni Greene||Fmr. Consumer expert that smiled and worked harder than most|
|ISO||Mr. Kevin McKinley||Fmr. Deputy Secr General that promoted the project throughout|
|ISO||Ms. Ziva Patir||Fmr. ISO VP that catalyzed the new work item ISO 26000|
|ISO||Mr. Alan Bryden||Fmr. Secr General that supported the ISO 26000 process|
|ISO||Mr. Rob Steele||Fmr. Secr General that supported the ISO 26000 process|
|ISO||Mr. Mike Smith||Fmr. TMB Secretary that helped the process a lot|
|ISO TMB, WG SR, ANSI||Mr. Steven Cornish||Catalyzed WG SR leadership through advice and important kick-off training|
|ISO TMB, WG SR, BSI||Ms. Amanda Richardson||Catalyzed WG SR leadership through advice and hands-on help|
Photo: The Chairs’ Advisory Group during evening meeting at the Sydney Plenary