This briefing aims to inform NGOs and other civil society organisations about the ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility.

This Working Group is currently developing an international standard that will give guidance to organisations on social responsibility: the ISO 26000
standard. The Working Group initiated its work in 2004 and is expected to deliver the guidance standard in the second half of 2009. The authors of this briefing argue that it is still
worthwhile for NGOs and other civil society organisations to start participating in the development of the standard.