The project on the uptake and use of ISO 26000 on social responsibility within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions was implemented from 2011 to 2014 and targeted eight pilot countries – Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Syria (currently suspended from ISO membership). It was funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The project goal was to contribute to achieving sustainable development through effective integration of social responsibility principles and practices (ISO 26000) in the MENA region, using the national standards body (NSB) as the central pivot. This project sought to build local capacity on ISO 26000 and its application to help organizations embed social responsibility principles in their operations.

Some highlights of the project results are:

  • 109 national project experts trained on ISO 26000
  • Over 4 600 participants at national awareness events on social responsibility
  • 91 pilot organizations applying ISO 26000
  • Regional exchange mechanism created

For further information on the project results please see our brochure Benefits in applying ISO 26000.


Video: ISO and social responsibility
How are MENA countries using ISO 26000?


Useful links

Help your organization to operate in a socially responsible way with this standard.
This impact study has been developed to better understand the results of the SR MENA Project
Case studies from the ISO project to increase use and uptake of ISO 26000 in the SR MENA region.

Case studies of organizations in the SR MENA project

Organization Country Factsheet Case study Industry Language
Al-Kawthar Secondary School Liban Download Download Education EN
Amen Bank Tunisia Download Download Banking FR
Amendis Morocco Download Download Public services FR
AUEED Egypt Download Download Non-governmental organization EN
Banque Libano-Française Lebanon Download Download Banking EN
Cairo Chamber of Commerce Egypt Download Download Semi-governmental public organization EN
Château Ksara Lebanon Download Download Manufacturing / food and drink EN
COCHEPA Morocco Download Download Packaging FR
Colorado Morocco Download Download Constructions and materials FR
CTTP Algeria Download Download Government FR
Domina Coral Bay hotel Egypt Download Download Tourism EN
Les Laboratoires SAIPH Tunisia Download Download Pharmaceutical FR
NCA Rouiba Algeria Download Download Food and drink FR
RANGERS Jordan Download Download Government EN
SASACE Algeria Download Download Packaging FR
Staff Development Center Iraq Download Download Governmental public agency EN
State Company for Leather Industries Iraq Download Download Government / manufacturing EN
STEG Tunisia Download Download Electricity / public services FR
Sunni Waqf Directorate Iraq Download Download Government organization EN
The Specialty Hospital Jordan Download Download Medical EN
Water Authority of Jordan Jordan Download Download Government EN