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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



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


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


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.


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.



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



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