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|About the ISO 26000 standard|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 25 September 2008 10:38|
According to the new work item proposal the standard should:
Organisation of Working Group
The experts of the working group are appointed by the ISO members and will include experts representing 6 main stakeholder categories. In addition, interested international and broadly based regional organizations are also able to appoint a maximum of two experts each. The 6 stakeholder categories are:
In accordance with the normal ISO working methods, the working group will develop a draft standard that represents a consensus of the views of the experts participating in the working group. At the same time, it is expected that the member bodies, which nominate experts, will also establish national mirror committees and that these mirror committees will establish national positions on the successive drafts developed by the working group.
The ultimate aim is that the consensus reached in the working group is validated through the member body votes on the Draft International Standard (DIS). Therefore, while the participants in the working group will contribute as individual experts, and will not be expected to represent the national consensus position, they will nevertheless need to bear in mind national positions on issues that emerge in the working group.
Broad stakeholder engagement
To facilitate the participation of experts from stakeholder categories with limited resources, such as developing countries, non-governmental organizations, consumers and others, a specific task group (TG 1) has been created within the working group to deal specifically with stakeholder
In order to ensure transparency and openness and to facilitate the provision of WG information, a strategic communication Task Group (TG 2) has been established. The Task Group should also develop supporting tools for disseminating information, such as: FAQ, Introduction to ISO and SR, Implementation Documents (for SMEs, developing countries, and introduction of the "best practices"), Provision of presentation materials and leaflets and brochures.
The operation of the working group is guided by the ISO Directives, and supplemented with special guidelines established by the ISO/TMB. A specific Task Group (TG 3) has also been established internal guidance on those special working procedures established by ISO/TMB for the working group. In addition, the Working Group has chosen to establish a Chair's Advisory Group (CAG). The CAG does not take decisions for the Working group, but rather identifies issues, holds preliminary discussions on how to address them, and through the Chair, makes recommendations to the Working Group.
Other sub groups that have been established are: three task groups for standard writing and a liaison task force to co-ordinate on issuses that may be adressed in more than one of the standard writing task groups, an editing committee and four different language task forces.
Organizational structure of the Working Group
The organizational structure was revised at the Bangkok meeting, September 2005.
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