Corporate social responsibility means to operate taking into account, in addition to the economic aspects, the social and environmental impact of an organisation’s operations and of the stakeholder expectations.
The most widely recognised international guideline for organisations that intend to integrate social responsibility into their corporate strategies, practice and processes is ISO 26000 guidelines.
These guidelines address seven core subjects, pinpointing strengths and actions for improvement, if required: governance, human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, community involvement and development.
SERVICES IN DETAIL
Organisations that adopt the SA8000 voluntary standard certify their commitment to comply with the rules and regulations defined by the world organisations operating to protect human rights and workers along the whole supply chain.
VERIFICATION OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Verifications of an organisation’s supply chain are a proactive way of identifying and managing risk connected to delocalisation processes and to the defence of brand reputation by investing in the sustainability of the organisation’s suppliers. For suppliers, it means improving their market position by offering corporate clients additional guarantees.
The Sustainability Report is the tool an organisation uses to effectively report its social, environmental and economic impact; it is also an opportunity for organisations to include their commitment to sustainability in governance strategies and in reinforcing engagement with reference stakeholders.