ISO26000

Verify your organisation

Verify your sustainability work according to the Self-Declaration in IS026000 and maximizing your contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. By doing so you become transparent and trustworthy, which strengthens your competitiveness and contributes to future proof your organisation. 

About the ISO26000 standard

ISO26000 is an international standard that focuses on guidance for organisation’s societal responsibility. In 2021 Sweden decided to revise the standard and the associated Self-Declaration. The reason was to include the Sustainable Development Goals, and to make it easier for companies and public enterprises to use it as a tool in sustainable procurement.

The Self-Declaration is related to the fact that ISO26000 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified against. Instead, organisations can choose to verify the Self-Declaration and thereby ensure transparency and trustworthiness of their sustainability work.

Read about the revised standard in Swedish 

The ISO26000 Self-Declaration

The Self-Declaration guides companies and organizations in their sustainability work through questions with a clear connection to ISO26000 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Organisations can choose to verify the Self-Declaration and thereby ensure transparency and trustworthiness of their sustainability work. 

Use the Self-Declaration as a Sustainability report

Companies and organisations will be able to use the Self-Declaration as a sustainability report, for example, to publish on their website, and thereby also be transparent with their sustainability work. In order for it to be more credible though, it needs to be verified.

Qualify for Sustainable procurement

Companies and organizations will be able to apply the Self-Declaration in so-called sustainable procurement, both private and public ones, as more and more procurers have sustainability as a requirement. In order for the Self-Declaration to be more credible though, it needs to be verified.

Benefits of a 3rd party verification

By getting verified by a 3rd party you show transparency within your company’s sustainability work and you become credible to your stakeholders. 

If you in addition decide to become verified by an accredited third party, like VERIFY Agency, you become even more trustworthy and have a distinct advantage in sustainable procurement. By showing this commitment you strengthen your brand, rise your competitiveness and attract new talents.