European standard: ISO26000 is adopted as a CEN-standard. 21 October 2020 the stakeholder consultation process in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) finally decided that ISO 26000 is approved as a CEN-standard.
This means, in short, that all CEN members (EU-members, EFTA members Iceland, Norway, Switzerland; and United Kingdom, North Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia) have to
implement CEN/ISO 26000 as a national standard and cancel all similar national standards
Note: implement in this context basically means translate, adopt as national standard, make available. It does not mean that all organisations/companies must use/comply with the standard. All standards are voluntary until required by law or agreement.
The latest date by which the CEN/ISO 26000 has to be “implemented” at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement is 30 April 2021.
More information: standards.cen.eu