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Guidelines & Certificates

The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. To read the whole PDF, click here.

The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) provides leadership in promoting and coordinating implementation of the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations. To read the whole PDF, click here.

OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental) management system standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems by organisations, should they wish to do so.

Using energy efficiently helps companies to save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an Energy Management System (EMS).

The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.

Fair trade is an alternative approach to conventional trade based on a fair partnership between producers and traders, businesses and consumers.

UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment.

International labour standards have grown into a comprehensive system of instruments on work and social policy, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all sorts of problems in their application at the national level. To read the whole PDF, click here.

This guideline applies for all states and businesses that want to ensure in contributing to a socially sustainable globalization. To read the whole PDF, click here.

This handbook is designed for the use by SMEs in order to improve their impact on their communities and to increase their competitive advantage through the consideration of natural, social and economic resources. To read the whole PDF, click here.

The SIB Guide ISO 26000 provides an overview of how to integrate SIB structurally into your company in accordance with ISO 26000. This guide is designed for the larger SMEs who want to implement SIB or the aspects of SIB. It makes the ISO 26000 guideline easier to grasp and apply it on your company.


The guide explains the ISO 26000 guideline with reference to four key questions:

  • What is my company’s basic outlook on implementing SIB?
  • Who are my company’s stakeholders and how can I involve them?
  • What issues does SIB entail and which ones are priorities for my company?
  • How can I integrate SIB into my company’s operations?

The guide clarifies the expectations that the ISO 26000 standard places on companies, and offers concrete advice on how to meet them. It also helps companies identify their SIB priorities. To read the whole PDF, click here.

 Guidelines & certificates

Guidelines and certificates can help you implement SIB systematically. Below are various guidelines and certificates dependant on factors:

1. ISO 26000, ISO 26000 provides you with a practical overview of how to structurally integrate SIB into your business.