ISO 26000 Core Subjects

The Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation is based primarily on the ISO 26000 standard. However, the CEA recognizes that not all core subjects and issues of this standard are applicable to all companies seeking the Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation. Companies should assess the applicability and significance of core subjects and issues outlined in ISO 26000 based on their operations and stakeholder interests.

CORE SUBJECT: ORGANIZATIONAL GOVERNANCE

CORE SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS

Issue 1: Due diligence
Issue 2: Human rights risk situations
Issue 3: Avoidance of complicity
Issue 4: Resolving grievances
Issue 5: Discrimination and vulnerable groups
Issue 6: Civil and political rights
Issue 7: Economic, social, and cultural rights
Issue 8: Fundamental principles and rights at work

CORE SUBJECT: LABOUR PRACTICE

Issue 1: Employment and employment relationships
Issue 2: Conditions of work and social protection
Issue 3: Social dialogue
Issue 4: Health and safety at work
Issue 5: Human development and training in the workplace

CORE SUBJECT: THE ENVIRONMENT

Issue 1: Prevention of pollution
Issue 2: Sustainable resource use
Issue 3: Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Issue 4: Protection of the environment, biodiversity and restoration of natural habitats

CORE SUBJECT: FAIR OPERATING PRACTICE

Issue 1: Anti-corruption
Issue 2: Responsible political involvement
Issue 3: Fair competition
Issue 4: Promoting social responsibility in the value chain
Issue 5: Respect for property rights

CORE SUBJECT: CONSUMER ISSUE

Issue 1: Fair marketing, factual and unbiased information and fair contractual practices
Issue 2: Protecting consumers’ health and safety
Issue 3: Sustainable consumption
Issue 4: Consumer service, support, and complaint and dispute resolution
Issue 5: Consumer data protection and privacy
Issue 6: Access to essential services
Issue 7: Education and awareness

CORE SUBJECT: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Issue 1: Community involvement
Issue 2: Education and culture
Issue 3: Employment creation and skills development
Issue 4: Technology development and access
Issue 5: Wealth and income creation
Issue 6: Health
Issue 7: Social investment