Tool-box for Responsible Business Corporate Social Responsibility ISO14000 Environmental Management Standard Green Globe
What is CSR? Analysis of pros and cons Improvements? Environmental Management Standard Green Globe
What is CSR? <ul><li>Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, responsible business and corporate social opportunity is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally, CSR policy would function as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby business would monitor and ensure their adherence to law, ethical standards, and international norms. </li></ul><ul><li>Essentially it is a tool box to help businesses move towards sustainability. </li></ul>
Tools … <ul><li>AccountAbility's AA1000 standard, based on John Elkington's triple bottom line (3BL) reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting for Sustainability's Connected Reporting Framework. </li></ul><ul><li>Global Reporting Initiative's Sustainability Reporting Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Good Corporation's Standard developed in association with the Institute of Business Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Green Globe Certification / Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Social Accountability International's SA8000 standard </li></ul>
Tools Continued … <ul><li>The ISO 14000 environmental management standard </li></ul><ul><li>The United Nations Global Compact promotes companies reporting in the format of a Communication on Progress (COP). A COP report describes the company's implementation of the Compact's ten universal principles. </li></ul><ul><li>The United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) provides voluntary technical guidance on eco-efficiency indicators, corporate responsibility reporting and corporate governance disclosure. </li></ul><ul><li>Verite's Monitoring Guidelines </li></ul>
Environmental Management Standard <ul><li>ISO 14000 is a series of international standards on environmental management. </li></ul><ul><li>ISO14001 was first published in 1996 and specifies the actual requirements for an environmental management system. </li></ul><ul><li>It applies to those environmental aspects which the organisation has control and over which it can be expected to have an influence. </li></ul>Source: http://www.iso14000-iso14001-environmental-management.com/14000.htm
Six Steps to Green Globe <ul><li>This process has two distinct stages: </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking, and Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Each of the following six steps in the Company Standard has a set of key criteria which must be met by an organisation in order to become Benchmarked Bronze and/or Certified Silver. </li></ul>Source: http://www.greenglobeint.com/standards/company/
Three key stages <ul><li>Environmental Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental management system </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul>Source: http://www.tianz.org.nz/Files/EP-Guidelines.pdf
Step 1: Environmental Plan Source: http://www.tianz.org.nz/Files/EP-Guidelines.pdf
Again, what is missing? <ul><li>Green Globe was another world leader in ‘greening’ businesses. </li></ul>
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