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ISO 26000

The guide to social responsibility

In today’s world, brands are expected to do more than just make a profit. Consumers are increasingly interested in the social and environmental impact of the products and services they use. To meet these expectations, companies are turning to ISO 26000, a voluntary international standard that provides guidelines on social responsibility.

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What is ISO26000?

ISO 26000 was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to help organisations understand and address their social responsibilities in a sustainable and ethical way. The standard covers a wide range of topics, including human rights, labour practices, environmental practices, fair operating practices, consumer issues, community involvement and development, and governance.

The standard provides a framework for companies to understand their impact on society and the environment. By following the guidance voluntarily, companies can identify and address social responsibility issues that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Why is social responsibility important?

Social responsibility enables companies to build trust and credibility with stakeholders and supply chains. By demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility, companies can also enhance their reputation and attract customers who value sustainability and ethical practices. This can lead to better relationships with customers, employees and communities, as well as improved decision making.

What does ISO26000 add for our clients?

Here at Linney, we use ISO 26000 as a guide to integrate social responsibility into our values and practices. Whether through the processes we operate under, or the suppliers we choose to work with, our desire to uphold the highest social responsibility practices gives you the reassurance that your campaigns will be created in the most ethical and sustainable way possible.

Find out more about our social responsibility actions in our ESG report.


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