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University International SEK

Environmental Sanitation
Name: Victoria Jimenez
Level: 6th Environmental
Social responsibility and Ecuadorian companies
Companies generally try to adopt socially responsible standards within
corporate policies, same that are considered at the discretion of its applicability
according to each company, seeing that practices are carried out in the same
way by companies private sector by the public sector, with the only difference
that private sector companies, particularly clearly invest as those analyzed in
the development of this research capital.
Companies that are socially responsible behavior design their strategies and
establish internal management procedures taking into account not only the
social economic dimension also their actions but and environmental. CSR
encompasses all business decisions that are adopted for reasons that at first
sight are beyond the economic and technical interests of the company (Mohr,
Webb, & Harris, 2001)
In recent years numerous initiatives to establish a set of principles and codes of
conduct in order to encourage and guide enterprises in adopting CSR criteria
have emerged. These initiatives have been promoted by a variety of
institutions and international organizations -UN, OECD, EU, governments,
private organizations, business networks and foundations. In parallel, they
have proliferated consulting firms dedicated to the definition of standards and
procedures for reporting to facilitate the verification of the results achieved in
CSR (Mohr, Webb, & Harris, 2001)
With strengthening of public and private commitment for environmental
protection initiatives and good practices with sustainability in the Metropolitan
District of Quito (DMQ), the Ministry of Environment of the Metropolitan District,
I opened on Tuesday May 31, the schedule of activities planned for the
celebration of Environment Week (Bhattacharya, Sen, & Korschun, 2008)
On the agenda of this week's activities it was included: conferences and
workshops on topics Leadership in Environmental Sustainability and Corporate
Responsibility, which will be presented by international experts in Sustainability
and Corporate Social Responsibility Wayne Visser and Indira Kartallozi
(Bhattacharya, Sen, & Korschun, 2008)
Wayne Visser, a British expert in Sustainability and Corporate Social
Responsibility highlighted the need and commitment to have leaders to sustain

the environment, recognizing that Ecuador is a green and happy country,

important conditions to consider (Bhattacharya, Sen, & Korschun, 2008)
Visser, cited examples of good initiatives in private companies, internationally,
that were including racial issues and environmental respect, achieving
sustainability into processes with awareness of society on these issues
(ambiente, 2016)
Ana Maria Noguera, director of the Environment and Security of the Chamber of
Industries of Pichincha (CIP) agreed interest that should exist in society about
the environmental situation; He said the private sector in recent years,
generated sustainability issues with the creation of a code of ethics, which is
based on labor axes, social security, business, and environmental tax. "Spaces
like these help make society aware on such important issues as sustainability,"
said the representative of the CIP (ambiente, 2016)
Ecuador NESTLE S.A .:
Creating Shared Value Nestl, leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, has built
its business on its Business Principles, national legislation and international
standards, ensuring that their performances are solid from the point of view of
the environment, just from social and economically viable perspective (Snider,
Hill, & Martin, 2003)
Nestl is convinced that a business will succeed in the long term only if it
responds in a balanced, planned and responsible to the needs of its main
stakeholders form: people of the countries where it operates, its suppliers, its
employees and its shareholders.
In Creating Shared Value, participate and all members of society that make up
the value chain of the company benefit: primary producers, suppliers of
materials and services, employees, customers, consumers, partners,
shareholders, suppliers, government, associations and civil society actors
(Snider, Hill, & Martin, 2003)
The three key Creating Shared Value axes are Nutrition, Water and Rural
Development. That is why we have 3 programs:
Program "NOURISH" for better nourished Ecuador
Building Trust with responsibility for the company Steelworks of Ecuador
(ADELCA), social responsibility goes hand in hand with a commitment to

improve the quality of life of its stakeholders, goes beyond compliance with
laws and commitments, this encompasses methods and strategies focused on
your business plan, which pursue the true balance between economic, social
and environmental dimensions. Responsibility towards stakeholders is an
integral part of the culture of this organization and is reflected in the principles
of winning with integrity. The largest recycler of Ecuador. In Ecuador, ADELCA is
a leader in recycling ferrous scrap. Its collection centers spread throughout
Ecuador and collection (Snider, Hill, & Martin, 2003)
About 250 000 metric tons of this material, which is processed into products of
high quality steel. This virtuous circle that allows the reuse of resources,
benefits the country in various dimensions. The recycling of ferrous scrap
generated sources of direct and indirect labor and benefits approximately
7,000 Ecuadorian families, primary activities related to collection, storage and
transport of scrap. ADELCA is currently working on several projects with the
ultimate goal to support environmental protection and prevention of damage to
Carbon footprint.
Global Compact.
Technology for Gas Emission Control.
Monitoring Program.
Ecuadorian ADELCA is the first steel company to certify its Integrated
Management System under ISO 9001 (Quality), IS0 14001 (Environment),
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety) standards.
Foundation Pronio The mission of the foundation of the Spanish
telecommunications company is to contribute to the eradication of child labor,
which violates the rights of children through schooling that ensures significant
educational achievements in school careers and knowledge of new Technology
of the information and communication (Snider, Hill, & Martin, 2003)
In Ecuador, the Pronio foundation was born in 1998 and Ecuadorian NGOs
belonging to the Pronio foundation are:
Working Children Programme the Central Bank of Ecuador (PMT).
Development and Self Management (DYA).
Ibero-American Virtual Unity Foundation (FUVIA).
Our Youth Foundation.

General Ecuadorian Foundation (FGE)

In conclusion nowadays companies use social responsibility as recycling and
source new raw material, or used as a way to promote their businesses with
different logos and awards in relation to the environment; in any case they
have to assist in the environmental aspect and improve quality of life. Major
initiatives of companies and municipal courses have contributed workshops,
but efforts are not enough because as explained one of the exhibitors Ecuador
is using the same resources that are being generated and is on the verge of
surpassing what they can consume, with this it is clear that there is a long way
ahead to go

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