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CSR Auditor Training with ISO 26000

Corporate and Social Responsibility ISO 26000 is a two-day course that will provide an introduction to ISO 26000 and practical guidance on how to utilise the standards in the context of your organisation. The Course will cover the following questions:  

•What is ISO 26000? 

•How was the standard developed? 

•Who is the standard for? 

•What benefits can ISO 26000 provide? 

•How can I apply ISO 26000 to my organisation? 

 

The Business Case 

Transparency, trust, confidence and comparability are emerging as key themes in the new economic climate. There is a growing 'body of evidence' which underpins the business case for responsible business practice. 

A coherent ‘CSR’ strategy, based on integrity, sound values and a long-term approach can offer clear business benefits. These cover a better alignment of corporate goals with those of society; maintaining the company's reputation; securing its continued license to operate; and reducing its exposure to liabilities, risks and associated costs. Björn Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) www.wbcsd.org 

 

The business case relies on genuine intention and a well informed course of action. An approach which sees only business advantage and fails to engage in the underlying ethical purpose will be unlikely to reap the full benefits of responsible business practice … and more likely to fail when challenges emerge, such as the global financial crisis, where risk is pitched against opportunity. 

There are eight broad clusters of recognised business benefits for companies that engage in the responsible business practice ‘journey’: 

  1. Reputation management and competitive advantage: including enhanced reputation with customers, market differentiation, building brand, goodwill and public trust – creating access to new markets 
  2. Enhanced social license to operate - stronger relationships with communities 
  3. Employee satisfaction - improved management performance, productivity and capacity to attract, retain and motivate talented staff. Increased learning, innovation and productivity. Reduced hiring and retention costs 
  4. Risk management - long-term security 
  5. Access to capital - improved relations with the investment community and better access to capital 
  6. Financial performance - stronger financial performance and profitability through operational efficiency gains 
  7. Minimised environmental impacts - cost savings and creation of business efficiencies 
  8. Long-term perspective - benefits from operating with a perspective broader and longer than immediate, short-term profits 

The Case for Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis 

If ever there was a time when the credible measurement of a company’s practical commitment to responsible business practice (corporate responsibility) was needed … then it is now. The global financial crisis is not only a failure in the financial markets but also a failure of ethics. Companies that have the skills and resources to manage and measure their performance in this area demonstrate a superior capacity to manage complexity – that is they can simultaneously deal with the multiple dimensions of running a responsible, resilient and sustainable business.  

Those companies that claim that they do not have the resources to measure their performance in this area are signalling that they do not have either the capacity or inclination to equip themselves to manage the variable challenges and opportunities faced by companies today.  

The business case relies on genuine intention and a well informed course of action. An approach which sees only business advantage and fails to engage in the underlying ethical purpose will be unlikely to reap the full benefits of responsible business practice … and more likely to fail when challenges emerge, such as the global financial crisis, where risk is pitched against opportunity. 

There are eight broad clusters of recognised business benefits for companies that engage in the responsible business practice ‘journey’: 

  1. Reputation management and competitive advantage: including enhanced reputation with customers, market differentiation, building brand, goodwill and public trust – creating access to new markets 
  2. Enhanced social license to operate - stronger relationships with communities 
  3. Employee satisfaction - improved management performance, productivity and capacity to attract, retain and motivate talented staff. Increased learning, innovation and productivity. Reduced hiring and retention costs 
  4. Risk management - long-term security 
  5. Access to capital - improved relations with the investment community and better access to capital 
  6. Financial performance - stronger financial performance and profitability through operational efficiency gains 
  7. Minimised environmental impacts - cost savings and creation of business efficiencies 
  8. Long-term perspective - benefits from operating with a perspective broader and longer than immediate, short-term profits 

The Case for Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis 

If ever there was a time when the credible measurement of a company’s practical commitment to responsible business practice (corporate responsibility) was needed … then it is now. The global financial crisis is not only a failure in the financial markets but also a failure of ethics. Companies that have the skills and resources to manage and measure their performance in this area demonstrate a superior capacity to manage complexity – that is they can simultaneously deal with the multiple dimensions of running a responsible, resilient and sustainable business.  

Those companies that claim that they do not have the resources to measure their performance in this area are signalling that they do not have either the capacity or inclination to equip themselves to manage the variable challenges and opportunities faced by companies today.  

 

  

 

Date: 18 th and 22th Week of 15th April 2013

Location: Logan Chamber of Commerce

U3/12 Vanessa Boulevard Springwood Queensland 4127

Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm

Training also conducted in Sydney,Melbourne,Perth,Darwin