chapter  15
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Social Responsibility of Organizations and ISO 26000

Transparency is of the spirit of the time. “Say what you do, do what you say”; this is the motto of a twenty-first century led by a globalization that brings together more and more distant partners for trade and communication. The sophistication of consumer products creates an imbalance between the manufacturers’ knowledge, the opacity of some of their practices – products are often made far from the countries where they are sold − and the consumers’ more restricted field of knowledge.