While Standards for social sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are based on good practice, this can inhibit better practice that goes beyond the criteria set out. There are so many standards for the wide range of different aspects of sustainability, it is unclear if another standard is likely to make a difference.
ISO 26000 is a standard for social responsibility produced by the International Standards Organisation and was published in 2010. In What are standards for? The case of ISO 26000, The Guardian explains that standards only represent best practice at the time of their launch, but ISO 26000 is still proving influential.