CD3 of ISO 26000. Maureen Breitenberg NIST 9/27/07. Status. The third working draft (WD3) of the standard has been issued. Many significant issues have been identified by all stakeholder groups.
Statements regarding conformity
ISO 26000 is designed to be used solely as a guidance document. Any statements claiming or implying conformity to this International Standard are inconsistent with the purpose of this document International Standard and shall therefore be avoided.
NOTE Statements claiming or implying conformity to this International Standard are thus inappropriate in any promotional and communication material such as press releases, advertisements, marketing brochures, videos, staff announcements, logos, slogans and catch lines for diverse media ranging from print and broadcasting, to Internet and multi-media applications, to product labels, signs, and banners.
An organization shall consider the impact of its actions on the short term and long term welfare of society and take actions that are in the best interests of society as a whole.
5.8 Principle of Risk Management
An organization shall analyze and manage the risk associated with its actions to eliminate or minimize societal harm or risk to the extent possible while maximizing benefits to its stakeholders. Risk analysis should incorporate the results of research undertaken using scientific principles and methods as well as other information that might be available to an organization.
Note: ISO has a draft standard on risk management – may help.