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Organization Schema

An organization such as a school, NGO, corporation, club, etc.

Properties of OrganizationExpected TypeDescription
actionable­Feedback­Policy  or For a News­Media­Organization or other news-related Organization, a statement about public engagement activities (for news media, the newsroom’s), including involving the public - digitally or otherwise -- in coverage decisions, reporting and activities after publication.
address  or Physical address of the item.
aggregate­Rating The overall rating, based on a collection of reviews or ratings, of the item.
award An award won by or for this item.
awards Awards won by or for this item.
brand  or The brand(s) associated with a product or service, or the brand(s) maintained by an organization or business person.
contact­Point A contact point for a person or organization.
contact­Points A contact point for a person or organization.
corrections­Policy  or For an Organization (e.g. News­Media­Organization), a statement describing (in news media, the newsroom’s) disclosure and correction policy for errors.
department A relationship between an organization and a department of that organization, also described as an organization (allowing different urls, logos, opening hours). For example: a store with a pharmacy, or a bakery with a cafe.
dissolution­Date The date that this organization was dissolved.
diversity­Policy  or Statement on diversity policy by an Organization e.g. a News­Media­Organization. For a News­Media­Organization, a statement describing the newsroom’s diversity policy on both staffing and sources, typically providing staffing data.
diversity­Staffing­Report  or For an Organization (often but not necessarily a News­Media­Organization), a report on staffing diversity issues. In a news context this might be for example ASNE or RTDNA (US) reports, or self-reported.
duns The Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
email Email address.
ethics­Policy  or Statement about ethics policy, e.g. of a News­Media­Organization regarding journalistic and publishing practices, or of a Restaurant, a page describing food source policies. In the case of a News­Media­Organization, an ethics­Policy is typically a statement describing the personal, organizational, and corporate standards of behavior expected by the organization.
event Upcoming or past event associated with this place, organization, or action.
events Upcoming or past events associated with this place or organization.
fax­Number The fax number.
founding­Date The date that this organization was founded.
funder  or A person or organization that supports (sponsors) something through some kind of financial contribution.
global­Location­Number The Global Location Number  (GLN, sometimes also referred to as International Location Number or ILN) of the respective organization, person, or place. The GLN is a 13-digit number used to identify parties and physical locations.
has­Credential A credential awarded to the Person or Organization.
has­Merchant­Return­Policy Indicates a Merchant­Return­Policy that may be applicable.
has­Offer­Catalog Indicates an Offer­Catalog listing for this Organization, Person, or Service.
has­Product­Return­Policy Indicates a Product­Return­Policy that may be applicable.
interaction­Statistic The number of interactions for the Creative­Work using the Web­Site or Software­Application. The most specific child type of Interaction­Counter should be used.
isic­V4 The International Standard of Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 code for a particular organization, business person, or place.
knows­About  or Of a Person, and less typically of an Organization, to indicate a topic that is known about - suggesting possible expertise but not implying it. We do not distinguish skill levels here, or relate this to educational content, events, objectives or Job­Posting descriptions.
knows­Language  or Of a Person, and less typically of an Organization, to indicate a known language. We do not distinguish skill levels or reading/writing/speaking/signing here. Use language codes from the IETF BCP 47 standard .
legal­Name The official name of the organization, e.g. the registered company name.
lei­Code An organization identifier that uniquely identifies a legal entity as defined in ISO 17442.
logo  or An associated logo.
makes­Offer A pointer to products or services offered by the organization or person.
member­Of  or An Organization (or Program­Membership) to which this Person or Organization belongs.
naics The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for a particular organization or business person.
number­Of­Employees The number of employees in an organization e.g. business.
ownership­Funding­Info  or For an Organization (often but not necessarily a News­Media­Organization), a description of organizational ownership structure; funding and grants. In a news/media setting, this is with particular reference to editorial independence. Note that the funder  is also available and can be used to make basic funder information machine-readable.
parent­Organization The larger organization that this organization is a sub­Organization  of, if any.
publishing­Principles  or The publishing­Principles property indicates (typically via URL) a document describing the editorial principles of an Organization (or individual e.g. a Person writing a blog) that relate to their activities as a publisher, e.g. ethics or diversity policies. When applied to a Creative­Work (e.g. News­Article) the principles are those of the party primarily responsible for the creation of the Creative­Work.

While such policies are most typically expressed in natural language, sometimes related information (e.g. indicating a funder ) can be expressed using schema.org terminology.
review A review of the item.
reviews Review of the item.
seeks A pointer to products or services sought by the organization or person (demand).
slogan A slogan or motto associated with the item.
sponsor  or A person or organization that supports a thing through a pledge, promise, or financial contribution. e.g. a sponsor of a Medical Study or a corporate sponsor of an event.
sub­Organization A relationship between two organizations where the first includes the second, e.g., as a subsidiary. See also: the more specific 'department' property.
tax­ID The Tax / Fiscal ID of the organization or person, e.g. the TIN in the US or the CIF/NIF in Spain.
telephone The telephone number.
unnamed­Sources­Policy  or For an Organization (typically a News­Media­Organization), a statement about policy on use of unnamed sources and the decision process required.
vat­ID The Value-added Tax ID of the organization or person.
Properties inherited from ThingExpected TypeDescription
additional­Type An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternate­Name An alias for the item.
description A description of the item.
disambiguating­Description A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier  or The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes  for more details.
image  or An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described Image­Object.
main­Entity­Of­Page  or Indicates a page (or other Creative­Work) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes  for details.
name The name of the item.
potential­Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
same­As URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.
subject­Of  or A Creative­Work or Event about this Thing.
url URL of the item.