Classification of CSR standards in the light of ISO 26000

Karen Delchet‐Cochet (School of Management, ISC Paris, Paris, France)
Linh‐Chi Vo (School of Management, ISC Paris, Paris, France)

Society and Business Review

ISSN: 1746-5680

Publication date: 28 June 2013

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the different classifications of existing reference documents related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to propose a complementary approach of this subject in regard to ISO26000.

Design/methodology/approach

The publication of ISO 26000 in November 2010, an International Standard providing guidelines for CSR, seems to have modified the landscape of reference documents by bringing up the issue of legitimacy in the overview of the standards. The paper analyzes four different classifications of existing reference documents related to CSR in order to understand their approach.

Findings

The issue of the purpose and legitimacy of tools evoked by ISO 26000 experts enables this paper to propose a complementary approach to existing classifications, by positioning the main tools related to CSR in relation to each other.

Originality/value

This article presents a comparison of existing classification of CSR standards in regard to ISO26000.

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Citation

Delchet‐Cochet, K. and Vo, L. (2013), "Classification of CSR standards in the light of ISO 26000", Society and Business Review, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 134-144. https://doi.org/10.1108/SBR-11-2012-0046

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