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Company policy statements on human rights PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:58

This page links to statements by companies that explicitly refer to human rights, that the UNGC is  aware of.  Note: The UN's "Guiding Principles on business & human rights" state the following: "As the basis for embedding their responsibility to respect human rights, business enterprises should express their commitment to meet this responsibility through a statement of policy".  UNGC welcomes more (real) examples especially from SMEs.....

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 June 2012 05:06
 
ISO 9001—Its relevance and impact in Asian Developing PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 20:54

Number of ISO 9001 accredited certificates

The countries involved in this project were Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. The latest figures available from the ISO (based on December 2009) show that there were 68,563 accredited certificates to ISO 9001 in these countries, representing 6.44% of the worldwide total of 1,064,785 certificates.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 21:18
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Malaysia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:41
Last updated: 13/12/2011 // The Embassy has written a report on different aspects associated with corporate social responsibility in Malaysia:

The focus on CSR in Malaysia has in line with international trends increased. Even though some companies have CSR programs which date back many years, even decades, it seems to have been an increased awareness and activity of CSR initiatives in Malaysia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:56
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Investing in coastal ecosystems: Opportunities for meaningful CSR practices in biodiversity, climate change adaptation and community development PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 May 2012 22:45

Partnerships between businesses and organizations with expertise in various aspects of sustainable development are an important element of meaningful CSR strategies. International organizations, governments, and civil society increasingly recognize the need to harness the capacity of business to proactively contribute to sustainable solutions to global challenges. Businesses seeking to effectively manage their social and environmental impacts are seeing value in partnering with sustainability and development experts to help them devise approaches that meet strategic business objectives in a responsible and sustainable manner that balances the interests of diverse stakeholders.

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The Guardian: What are standards for? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:50

The case of ISO 26000 -- Standards only represent best practice at the time of their launch but ISO 26000 is still proving influential

Standards for sustainability and CSR are the result of two opposing forces: the good and the better. This is because, while they are based on good practice, this can inhibit even better practice that goes beyond the criteria set out. Also, there are so many standards for so many different aspects of sustainability that it is not clear what difference yet another one can make.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:03
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The role of socially responsible investment in economic uncertainty PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 May 2012 22:17

Depsite the tough financial climate, charities must make sure their investments are socially responsible.The debate about socially responsible investment (SRI) has been a healthy but sometimes polarising one in the charity sector over the last 20 years. What was initially seen largely as a matter of negative screening – alcohol abuse charities not investing in drinks companies, cancer charities avoiding tobacco stocks – has moved into other areas such as mission related investing (MRI).

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