Social Responsibility Standard, IQNet releases first revision
After 4 years from its publication, IQNet is pleased to announce the official release of the IQNet SR10 Standard, edition 2015 and associated BD313 IQNet SR10 Rulebook. As is normal practice, a transition period between the 2011 and 2015 editions is in effect, in order to allow IQNet Partners, auditors and clients to undertake the necessary actions to adjust to the IQNet SR10:2015 requirements.
SR10 is IQNet’s answer to a public that is increasingly demanding corporations and organizations fulfill their obligations for social accountability, and improve the impact their activities and decisions have on the environment and society as a whole. More and more, the public is paying attention to the manner in which organizations handle their responsibility as corporate citizens. Consumers and buyers require ethical behavior and transparent management.
IQNet SR10 is based on the Spanish specification RS 10 developed by AENOR under consideration of the principles and core subjects of International Guideline ISO 26000. Among other factors, the particular strength of this IQNet standard lies in it being eminently suited to integration into an existing management system (thanks to IQNet’s more than 20 years of certification experience), as well as its international acceptance.
Current customers will find all relevant transition information in the “Transition Policy to IQNet SR10:2015”, including the transition timeframes and an explanation of the changes the 2015 version is bringing.
For more information regarding the transition or IQNet SR10 itself, or to request a quote, please click here to find a DQS offices in your area.
SR10 is complementary to other initiatives focused on concrete stakeholders such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), etc.