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ISO 26000, en standard för socialt ansvarstagande: Ett arbete om standarden ISO 26000 och det sociala ansvarstagandet hos dess användarföretag
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine whether the work of ISO 26000 leads to increased social responsibility among its user companies and how these may indicate improvement. The report examines companies internal advantages, market advantages and expectations of the new Swedish self-declaration, SIS:SP 2:2013, based on ISO 26000. This study was performed by interviews with user companies and an accountant at SP responsible for ISO 26000 and included a survey on social responsibility among businesses in general using ISO 14001. The only materials used were the current standards, books and internet. Results of the study shows that user companies of ISO 2600o in one way or another become more socially responsible by their work and that the main benefits is an increased awareness, improved texture and clarity of the work. Follow-up and improvement is shown as important to continually evolve. The difficult parts were measuring social responsibility, finding suitable indicators and to show improvements. Advantages for enterprises through the process of ISO 2600 include: making it easier to see the connections between social, environmental and economic perspectives and making them more attractive workplaces. The market benefits greatly depend on the interests of customers and therefore vary a lot, but many do not value social responsibility in their purchases. Overall both customers and business value social responsibility high, although ISO 26000 and the new self-declaration is not as well known yet. Customers and suppliers don’t request the standard, but all companies interviewed feel that the work has been positively responded.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
ISO 26000, social responsibility, self-declaration
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76214OAI: diva2:635639
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2013-07-05 Created: 2013-07-05 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved

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