Policy and operational aspects addressing following needs:
Physiological (physical )
Social damages (by attending to issues such as: right to association, voice, dignity of labor, discrimination, cultural adaptability, clash of ethics, social security)
Work conditions ( chronic pollution and other workplace hazards ) and Occupational health hazards
C. Actionable points to overcome the challenges
Policy aspects : Develop , implement and maintain a health, safety and working environment policy
Focus on specific/special OHS issues vis a vis women, children, part-time/temporary workers etc.
Operational aspects : Clearly communicate with details regarding emergency response/procedures and responsibilities amongst all employees
Ensure no trade off between good health, safety and environmental standards & good performance
Record/Investigate OSH Issues to Benchmark and address trends etc
C. Actionable points to overcome the challenges (Cont.)
Policy aspects : Recognize / respect - rights of workers to: obtain full and accurate information concerning the health and safety risks and the best practices used to address these risks
Seek outside advice , help from experts and authorities without threat of reprisals etc on OHS issues as would be necessary
Fairness & equality to all stakeholders regarding application of the best practices and regarding redressals / remedies etc.
Operational aspects : OHS Indicators be used to enable corrective initiatives and accordingly develop measurements reflecting linkages with organizational growth & value creation; effects on attitude, innovativeness and employee initiatives etc as a result of SR efforts to address Human Rights to Work domain.
D. Who All Should be involved to Work on These Actionable Points
Top Management, Promoters and Proprietors
Joint labour-management health and safety committees including elected employees from key departments
External stakeholders including labour department, fire safety department, hospital and clinics, disaster management support system, media, NGOs, training institutions such as APO/NPOs, insurance agencies etc.
3. Environmental Responsibility Mr. Yogendra Prakash Mr. K Srinivasan Mr. Sunil Kr. Singh
A. Principle of “Sustainable Development” (Clause No.2.1 : Terms & Definitions : 2.1.23)
Meeting the needs of present, without compromising the ability of future generations
Triple Bottom Line
Economical, Environmental & Social Issues
“ We have not inherited the earth from our forefathers, we have borrowed it from our children ”
B. Prominent Environmental Challenges Clause No. : 6.5 : The Environment
Sustainable Resource Usage
Pollution Prevention & Control
Restoration of Biodiversity
Global Warming, Climate Change
C. Examples of Principles “Prevention of Pollution & Precaution” Clause No. : 188.8.131.52 : Principles
Reduction in chemicals consumption
Not immersing idols in water bodies
Reduction in fuel consumption
Not dumping waste on land
Good design practices for equipments
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
C. Examples of Principles “Polluter Pays” Clause No. : 184.108.40.206 : Principles
“ Natural Justice”
The one who pollutes is liable to pay
investigation & rehabilitation
Chemical Factory in Gujarat province, India
D. Good Environmental Practices (Clause No. : 6.5 : The Environment)
Alternative energy sources
Waste-Reuse, Recovery and Recycle
Pollution Control Devices
Accident Preventive Measures
Corrective Action, if accident occurs
Mr. Toofan Rao Mr. Deepak Gupta Ms. Asmita Raj Mr. S.P. Tripathi Group Exercise 4 :Community Involvement & Development, Integration of Social Responsibility
Adopting appropriate technologies as a long term and economically viable strategy
Considering the outsourcing feasibility & its impact within and outside organisation including
Employee retention & management Policies.
Skills Development Initiatives :
Local & National Skills Development programs,
Apprenticeship programmes focussing on disadvantaged groups.
Some other programmes such as counseling, re-training & re deployment of people in other trades /skills.
B. KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR INTEGRATION OF SR (as per clause 7.3)
Due Diligence : A comprehensive and Pro – active effort to identify risks over the entire Life cycle for a Project / Activity
Determining Relevance & Significance of Issues considering the stakeholders and community interests.
Assess Sphere of Influence through ownership, governance, economic relationship, legal / government authority, public opinion & Exercise of Sphere of Influence by setting contractual provisions, issuing public statements, engagement with stakeholders, others, knowledge sharing and promoting good practices.
Priority Setting for addressing Issues: The priority to be identified by the organisation / top leadership, through brainstorming and consultation with stakeholders, due importance to be allocated to fundamental principles in Clause 4. the priorities are to be reviewed periodically and incorporate the changes, as and when occurring.
C. Communication is critical in raising awareness on organisations’ strategies & objectives, plans, performances & challenges both internally and externally. The communication plan should focus on what to communicate to different stakeholders (government, employees, investors, consumers, peer organisations, suppliers), community, other identified interest groups, and How (media selection) & When (time) to communicate.
All SR communication should be :
The effective communication plan should have a feedback mechanism so that the issues may be addressed effectively and corrective actions can be taken.
Precautionary approach against serious and irreversible threats
Promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women
Promotion of universal design
Expectations towards Consumers’ Health & Safety (220.127.116.11)
Provision of safe design, development, production and consumption of products and services in normal and foreseeable conditions for all.
To address health & safety aspects to a maximum possible extent keeping in view the minimum requirements.
Human health risk assessment for new products and services
Safety instructions for use , awareness and communication .
Recall /withdrawal systems in case of serious defects. Traceability system in place
Principle of Sustainable Consumption (18.104.22.168)
Promoted by Principle 8 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
Consumption of products and services at rates consistent to sustainable development to human as well as animals
Disseminate information to consumers on the ill-effects of their choice of products and services on their well being and environment
The role of organization in sustainable consumption occurs in life cycle of product, value chain and information provided to consumers
Fair Marketing towards Social Responsibility (22.214.171.124)
Fair and responsible marketing requires provision of information on the social and environmental impacts across the whole life cycle and value chain of the product. Fair marketing practices would allow the consumers to make informed decisions.
Organization should :
Not engage in unfair trade practices.
Identify advertisement/marketing in transparent manner.