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Organization for ISO 26000

ISO Central Secretariat in Geneva manages the ISO brand and the ISO Directives on behalf of the national member bodies, one (only) per country. All standardization work is governed through the ISO Directives that the National Standards Bodies (NSBs) agree on through the ISO Council.

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). The procedures, comments and results from the ISO 26000 working group process are available to the public ( ISO also maintains an official landing site for ISO 26000 (

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. José Alcorta. After having completed its work in 2010 the Working Group that developed ISO 26000 was disbanded by ISO TMB who now maintains ISO 26000 and some other ISO-deliverables under its wings.

In order to maintain momentum 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) that was active 2010-2018.

In 2018 a group of stakeholders initaited the ISO 26000 Stakeholders Global Network (SGN) to further promote the use of ISO 26000.

Many of the 99 countries that participated in developing ISO 26000 maintain local committees that promote ISO 26000. To find out if a local committee exist in your country please contact the national member body.

HALL OF FAMEIndividuals remembered for extraordinary contributions to the development of ISO 26000
Chair WG and PPOMr. Jorge Cajazeira, Suzano
Vice Chair WG and PPOMr. Staffan Söderberg, AMAP Sustainability
Secretary PPOMs. Tina Bohlin, SISFmr Secretary PPO with solid quality and spiritual foundation
Secretary PPOMr. Ludvig Hubendick, SISFmr Secretary PPO with a unique eye for quality and developing countries
Secretary WG SR and PPOMs. Kristina Sandberg, SISFmr. Secretary of PPO and WG SR with amazing project management skills
Co-secretary WG SR and PPOMr. Eduardo Sao Thiago, ABNTCo-secretary WG and PPO
ISO CSMr. Jose Alcorta, ISO CSISO TPM ISO 26000
PPO SAGMany, see composition
PPO NINMany see composition
WG SR leaderMr. Jonathon HanksFmr. TG4 convenor, amazing carrier of the integration of the final standard
WG SR leaderMr. Ken-Ichi KumagaiFmr. TG4 co-convenor with quality management skills
WG SR leaderMr. Pierre MazeauFmr. TG5 convenor with a passion for CSR
WG SR leaderMs. Charlene HewatFmr. TG5 co-convenor with true environmental insights
WG SR leaderMr. Martin NeureiterFmr. TG6 convenor that loves SR and management systems
WG SR leaderMs. Koneru Vijaya LakshmiFmr. TG6 co-convenor that brought new perspectives to the table
ISO CS, WG SR leaderMr. Beer BudooFmr. TG1 convenor, catalyzed regional balance and insights
SIS, WG SR leaderMr. Lars-Gunnar LundhFmr. TG1 co-convenor, catalyzed regional balance and legal perspectives
ISO, WG SR leaderMr. Bernardo CasadillaFmr. TG1 convenor, catalyzed regional balance and international insights
WG SR leaderMr. Hidemi TomitaFmr. TG2 convenor, brought openness and communication to the process
WG SR leaderMs. Adriana RosenfeldFmr. TG2 co-convenor, positive force for the promotion of the standard
WG SR leaderMr. Tom RotherhamFmr TG3 convenor, all for credible process governance
ISO, WG SR leaderMs. Sophie ClivioFmr. TG3 convenor, TPM ISO 26000, worked magic in explaining good standardization practices
WG SR leadersMr. 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 leadersMs. 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 PesceFmr. convenors and secretaries that were key to the success of the process
WG SRMr. Ricky FukadaFmr. Industry expert that helped setting the standard more free
WG SRMr. Guido GuertlerFmr. Industry expert that highlighted the important SME perspective
WG SRMr. Clifford HenryFmr. Industry expert that was able to solve the most difficult personal relationsships
WG SRMs. Deni GreeneFmr. Consumer expert that smiled and worked harder than most
ISOMr. Kevin McKinleyFmr. Deputy Secr General that promoted the project throughout
ISOMs. Ziva PatirFmr. ISO VP that catalyzed the new work item ISO 26000
ISOMr. Alan BrydenFmr. Secr General that supported the ISO 26000 process
ISOMr. Rob SteeleFmr. Secr General that supported the ISO 26000 process
ISOMr. Mike SmithFmr. TMB Secretary that helped the process a lot
ISO TMB, WG SR, ANSIMr. Steven CornishCatalyzed WG SR leadership through advice and important kick-off training
ISO TMB, WG SR, BSIMs. Amanda RichardsonCatalyzed WG SR leadership through advice and hands-on help
Organization for ISO 26000

Photo: The Chairs’ Advisory Group during evening meeting at the Sydney Plenary