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ISO 26000: a standard for human rights?

Adrian Henriques (Middlesex University Business School, London, UK)

Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

ISSN: 2040-8021

Article publication date: 3 July 2010

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the issues in the development of ISO 26000 a new standard for social responsibility.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on the experience of the author as Chair of the UK Committee on ISO 26000.

Findings

The development of ISO 26000 has been fraught with politics, yet it is a powerful statement of the moral and practical issues facing companies and other organisations.

Originality/value

The piece offers a perspective of the issues arising from the multi‐stakeholder approach to developing a global human rights standard from a participant in the process.

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Citation

Henriques, A. (2010), "ISO 26000: a standard for human rights?", Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 103-105. https://doi.org/10.1108/20408021011059287

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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