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210social responsibilities

  1. 1. Corporate social responsibilities
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Concept of stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate social responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting social responsibility in supply chain management </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul>
  3. 3. Concept of stakeholders
  4. 4. Corporate social responsibilities <ul><li>Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is concerned with the ways in which an organisation exceeds its minimum obligations to stakeholders specified through regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the stakeholders of an organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are they and what do they want? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Discuss <ul><li>Identify stakeholders of IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the corporate social responsibilities of IBM to its respective stakeholders </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmental responsibilities <ul><li>More efficient use of raw materials in manufacturing operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Timber, minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand for recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pollution and waste </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Release of harmful substance into environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy saving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce waste of energy (Page 668) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Discuss <ul><li>What are the environmental responsibilities of IBM and its suppliers? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Environmental purchasing policy <ul><li>Prepare environmental policy (Pg 670) </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate the policy to stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare guidelines for employees and suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Appraise suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate environmental requirements into specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt lifecycle approach </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare guidelines for disposals </li></ul><ul><li>Provide appropriate training </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure regular audit </li></ul>
  9. 9. Screening suppliers <ul><li>Screening can be done via questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance to international standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. EU eco standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Organization for Standardization (IOS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO environmental standards (14001) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 674 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. IBM’s expectations <ul><li>IBM’s Supply Conduct Principles are integrated into contracts and relationship wit suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>On-location assessments to the Code of Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Audit with suppliers by third party agencies </li></ul><ul><li>(Refer to IBM brochure) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Discuss <ul><li>Suggest an environmental purchasing policy for IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest possible ways of screening suppliers by IBM </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ethical responsibility <ul><li>Prompt payment </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty and openness </li></ul><ul><li>E-ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. balanced power of e-trading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Courtesy to suppliers’ representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Business gifts and hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Page 657 – 659 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Discuss <ul><li>Suggest how IBM should conduct its business ethically </li></ul>
  14. 14. Promoting social responsibility in SCM <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul>
  15. 15. Challenges <ul><li>Extend social responsibility across global supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Improve suppliers’ ability to meet social responsibility requirements </li></ul><ul><li>(IBM brochure) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Opportunities <ul><li>Assist suppliers to develop into world class providers </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the management systems capabilities of suppliers and </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing best practices with suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>(IBM brochure) </li></ul>
  17. 17. IBM Strategies <ul><li>Identify patents of compliance and non-compliance through audits conducted in supplier locations globally </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate learning and capacity building programs </li></ul><ul><li>(Refer to IBM brochure) </li></ul>
  18. 18. IBM Strategies <ul><li>Chair the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to promote collaboration within the industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardized industrial codes of conduct by EICC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Include Supplier Code of Conduct in pre-sourcing activities </li></ul>
  19. 19. Discuss <ul><li>What are IBM’s strategies in promoting social responsibilities to suppliers? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Buy-supplier relationship <ul><li>Suppliers are to comply with buyer’s purchasing policy promoting social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers are to join industry groups in conformity to standardized codes of conduct </li></ul>
  21. 21. Buyer-supplier relationship <ul><li>The buyer may assist suppliers to improve suppliers’ ability to meet social responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate learning and capability building programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing best practices with suppliers </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Buyer-supplier relationship <ul><li>IBM’s “Best practices” (IBM brochure) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Discuss <ul><li>Describe how IBM corporate social responsibility initiatives have affected buyer-supplier relationships (4 e) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State the importance of corporate social responsibilities in business including buyer-supplier relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe how have its social responsibility initiatives affected buyer-supplier relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research IBM corporate social responsibilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consider: Environmental, ethics, etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Refer to page 655-676 </li></ul><ul><li>Download the report 2007-2008 IBM corporate responsibility report at web: www.ibm.com </li></ul>

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