The Foundation FSSC, the independent nonprofit owner of the FSSC 22000 Scheme, a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Management Systems that is aligned with the ISO Management System and ISO Harmonized Structure, has launched the FSSC 24000 certification scheme for Social Management Systems.
FSSC 24000 is based on the internationally recognized, independent management system standard PAS 24000 developed by BSI. It helps organizations make a greater social impact, improve their overall labor-related social performance and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) beyond those related to food safety only.
In a statement announcing the new Scheme, the Foundation FSSC stated, “The Foundation FSSC, alongside our stakeholders, wants to make a social impact and contribute to the SDGs. Globally, problems related to human rights seem to be increasing rather than decreasing. Through the FSSC 24000 Scheme, we strive to improve labor relationships, health and safety at work, and work and business ethics with a management system approach that drives continuous improvement on key social issues.”
FSSC 24000 is an audit- and certification Scheme for social management systems that aligns with the ISO Management System approach. It helps organizations improve their management system, protect their brands, drive business impact and contribute to the SDGs as determined by the United Nations.