Responsible Business Standard

Responsible Business Standard

Governing Organization

Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Quality, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related, Worker Safety


THE RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS STANDARD has been developed by the Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB) specifically for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). This auditable certification covers CSR but with a very pragmatic, business orientated approach to ensure a broad, holistic qualification with clear business benefits. The six sections are:  Workplace; Environment; Community; Marketplace; Ethics, Values & Transparency; Business Processes / continuity.  The full requirements of the Responsible Business Standard are detailed in the Responsible Business Workbook <>.  Because The Standard is for SMEs it has also been designed to be affordable, attainable and of value both internally and externally.

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