SANGONeT, August 2005
According to their website, the "ISO* is to develop an International Standard for social responsibility. The objective is to produce "a guidance document, written in plain language which is understandable and usable by non-specialists" and not intended for use in certification."
Read the full press release on the ISO website .
For anyone interested in exploring this subject further, the Business and Society Review, v110:1 of February 2005 carries a paper by Ralph Hamann, Tagbo Agbazue, Paul Kapelus and Anders Hein entitled: "Universalizing Corporate Social Responsibility? South African Challenges to the *International Organization for Standardization's New Social Responsibility Standard "
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