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Corporate Social Responsibility & suggested Implementation Framework

Corporate Social Responsibility & suggested Implementation Framework

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This document give a brief overview of the tactic that can be used in an organization to meet its CSR requirements. This is step by step guide to achieve CSR program implementation.
This document give a brief overview of the tactic that can be used in an organization to meet its CSR requirements. This is step by step guide to achieve CSR program implementation.

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01/14/2013

Corporate Social Responsibility & suggested Implementation Framework

Faculty - Dr. Shawna Milliot-Guinn

Submitted By-

Sumit Thakur email- sumit_thakur999@rediffmail.com NIILM CMS New Delhi, India

Scope of Presentation
• • • • • • • • • • • Introduction to CSR Drivers of CSR Factors responsible for increased attention towards CSR CSR and Business Success Benefits of CSR Self harmony with CSR Framework for implementing CSR CSR Initiatives CSR strategy Decisions to be taken Commitment to make

Corporate Social Responsibility?
• “Corporate Social Responsibility is the responsibility of an organisation for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behaviour that is consistent with sustainable development and the welfare of society; takes into account the expectations of stakeholders; is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behaviour; and is integrated throughout the organisation.”

ISO 26000 Working Group on Social Responsibility, Sydney, February 2007

• CSR is also known as –
     • corporate responsibility, corporate accountability, corporate ethics, Corporate citizenship or stewardship, responsible entrepreneurship CSR + Modern Business Practices

RESPONSIVE COMPETITIVENESS

ENVIRONMENT

SOCIETY

ECONOMY

INTERCONNECTED AN INDEPENDENT DRIVERS OF CSR

Influences & Factors responsible for increased attention towards CSR
• • • • • • • • • Sustainable Development Globlization Governance Corporate sector impact Communication Ethics Consistency & Community Leadership Business tool

CSR & Business Success
• According to The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) –  Integrity  Sound Values  Long term approach ……leads to clear benefits to company and contribute to well being of society.

Potential benefits of implementing CSR
• Better anticipation and management of an everexpanding spectrum of risk. • Improved reputation management • Enhanced ability to recruit, develop and retain staff • Improved innovation, competitiveness and market positioning (hybrid car, wind turbine) • Improved ability to attract and build effective and efficient supply chain relationships (comply with workers codes & standards) • Improved operational efficiency & cost saving (recycling) • More robust “social licence” to operate in the community • Access to capital

CSR implementation
• • • • No “one-size-fits-all” method Business environment & circumstances Awareness of CSR legal, social, environmental, economic and other risks • Corporate behaviour

Self assessment : Current harmony with CSR
• • • • • • • • • What social and environmental activities and initiatives has the firm undertaken already? What strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats do these present? What are the firm‟s CSR goals? Where could the firm be in 10 years in terms of CSR activities and outcomes? What are the big social issues and how might the firm help? If the firm is to be a CSR leader, what changes to current practices and products would need to take place? what are the resource implications? Are there any changes to the firm‟s structure that would need to occur to implement any of the deliverables? Are there any other obstacles or impediments (e.g., inadequate training or equipment or inappropriate incentive structures) that might stand in the way of taking a more systematic approach to implementing CSR? If so, what are they? What are the potential risks of failing to take into account the broader environmental, social and economic aspects of a business‟s activities?

Frame work for CSR implementation
• 5 conceptual phases are identified, as – 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Plan Do Check Improve Cross check

1. PLAN

When? plan

What? 1.Conduct a CSR assessment

How?
Assemble a CSR leadership team Develop a working definition of CSR Identify legal requirements Review corporate processes and activities, and internal capacity Identify and engage key stakeholders

2. Develop a CSR strategy

Build support with CEO, senior management and employees Research what others are doing, and assess the value of recognized CSR instruments Prepare a matrix of proposed CSR actions Develop ideas for proceeding and the business case for them Decide on direction, approach, boundaries and focus areas

2. DO

When?

What?

How?
Do a scan of CSR commitments Hold discussions with major stakeholders Create working group to develop commitments Prepare a preliminary report Consult with affected stakeholders

Do

Develop CSR commitments

Implement CSR commitments

Prepare and implement a CSR business plan Set measurable targets and identify performance measures Design and conduct CSR training Create internal and external communications plans Make commitments public

3. CHECK

When? Check

What? Assure and report on progress

How? Measure and assure performance Engage stakeholders; • Report on performance, internally and externally

4. IMPROVE

WHEN? Improve

WHAT? Evaluate and Improve

HOW? Evaluate performance Identify opportunities for improvement

Engage stakeholders

5. CROSS CHECK

WHEN? Cross - check

WHAT? One cycle completed

HOW? Return to plan and start the next cycle

CSR Initiatives
• Improving the environment:  Reduce consumption of energy, water and other natural resources  Use or produce recycled and recyclable materials  Train and encourage staff to look for additional ways to reduce the firm‟s environmental footprint;  Use “green” (i.e., renewable energy) power electricity suppliers and energy-efficient lighting;
• Improving human resource management practices:  Establish policies to ensure the health and safety of all employees and make the policies known to employees  Involve employees in business decisions that affect them and improve the work environment  Provide training opportunities and mentoring to maximize promotion from within the organization • Promoting diversity and human rights:  . When hiring, think creatively about where to advertise the job and whether there are any local employability schemes to help find work for people who are homeless or disabled  Pay comparable wages for comparable work  Support organizations that promote fair trade and human rights compliance.

CSR strategy
• Build support with the CEO, senior management and employees • Research what others (including competitors) are doing and assess the value of recognized CSR instruments • Prepare a matrix of proposed CSR actions • Develop options for proceeding and the business case for them • Decide on direction, approach, boundaries and focus areas.

Decision to be taken
Direction

Approach

Focus Areas

Commitments to make
• • • • • Commitment to Sustainability Commitment to „Do no harm‟ Commitment to Responsibility Commitment to Accountability Commitment to Tranparency

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